Re: "US taxpayers underwrite destruction" (letter, 1-11).
The letter reflects a lack of knowledge on the part of the writer. He states that Palestinians "fight mostly with rocks." Since 2001, more than 15,200 rockets have been fired on Israel from Gaza, an average of at least three per day. Israeli citizens have approximately 60 seconds to seek shelter after each rocket is fired.
Israel is probably our strongest friend in the world, possibly after Canada. The U.S. government provides billions of dollars to numerous countries around the world that hate us and our freedoms, including those where we currently have our military heroes defending their populations, and in many cases, giving their lives in support.
They consistently vote against us in the United Nations and support terrorism. Where is the criticism against aid to these countries?