I write first to say that I believe the majority descended from Jewish heritage to be honorable, friendly and humane people. I seek what responsibility the minority have in involving the United States in a Middle Eastern Armageddon. I was brought up to respect and enjoy many Jewish friends (unfortunately I had no childhood Muslim friends), two being of my best. That respect, however, prevented me from asking potentially hurtful (and perhaps ignorant) questions, such as: 1. Does the Torah justify taking land from Palestinians? 2. What land rights did the British have in ceding Palestine to the Zionists? 3. What effect has the cruelty of Hitler had on the relationship of Zionists with Arabs? 4. Why did the Israelis kill scores of Americans aboard the U.S.S. Liberty? 5. What support, financial or otherwise, do U.S. private citizens provide Israel? 6. Why should the U.S. government furnish billions of dollars to Israel, more than the entire foriegn aid we give to over half of the Earth's population? 7. What percentage of worldwide Jewry supports the Israeli military complex? 8. What is the good of "settlements," or 60-ton bulldozers? 9. How much is the press in general to blame for excessive coverage of Middle East violence? 10. What is the difference between a Jew, a Semite, a Zionist, and an Israeli? Many of these questions could replace "Jew" or "Israeli" with "Muslim" or "Arab." I believe that many people do not know that Jews and many Muslims are both Semites, both are decendents of Abraham, and that both brothers have enjoyed peace together in the past. If either is "brave" enough to kill children, they should be brave enough to grapple at the peace table. I hope some good comes of this.