The June 7 editorial, “Six Day War left mixed legacy,” was thoughtful and balanced except where it states that Israel needs to concede more territory and settlements for there to be peace.

In the past few years Israel has tried many times to reach a peace agreement with its neighbors, including unilateral withdrawal from southern Lebanon and Gaza. What we have seen is that when Israel withdraws in peace, that land becomes a staging area for unprovoked attacks on Israeli civilians.

Israel may well have to make further concessions in the future to achieve a real and lasting peace. But for the time being, we need to keep our people safe from unprovoked terrorism.

david rubin

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