Editorial | Letters Letter: Israel must commit to a two-state solution Dec. 1, 2023 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! No decent, rational person can feel anything but horror and revulsion at what Hamas did in Israel on Oct. 7. Hamas is a vile terrorist organization that must be destroyed. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. No decent, rational person can feel anything but horror and revulsion at what Hamas did in Israel on Oct. 7. Hamas is a vile terrorist organization that must be destroyed. One can understand why Israel is seeking revenge and to destroy Hamas. However, is the slaughter of many thousands of Palestinian women and children in Gaza creating an undying hatred for everything the Jewish state stands for? Is Israel doing nothing more than creating a huge pool of young Palestinian men determined to pay it back for what it is doing and has done? All of this can be laid at the feet of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who encouraged Hamas in Gaza as a counterweight to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. He has flatly refused to agree to a two-state solution, the only possible solution to this problem. With all the hatred generated in Gaza, is this even possible now? I do not know the answer to these questions. I only know that Netanyahu must go and Israel must commit to a two-state solution with appropriate guarantees. Otherwise, I fear Hamas will just rise again and many more Israelis and Palestinians will die. Earle A. Partington Nuuanu EXPRESS YOURSELF The Honolulu Star-Advertiser welcomes all opinions. Want your voice to be heard? Submit a letter to the editor. >> Write us: We welcome letters up to 150 words, and guest columns of 500-600 words. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and length. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. >> Mail: Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 7 Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana, Suite #7-500 Honolulu, HI 96813 >> Contact: 529-4831 (phone), email@example.com, staradvertiser.com/editorial/submit-letter Previous Story Off The News: HPD officers’ trial set for June Next Story Column: Ke pi‘i ka wela, āhea e iho mai ai?