Kudos to Colorado University for its decision to not stop investing in companies that do business in Israel. Too many countries and Universities in the world have done so, thereby hurting the only democracy in the Middle East and our only reliable friend there. This letter is in response to the last of three letters that your paper has seen fit to publish in the last month or so, demonizing the state of Israel and decrying its policy towards the Palestinians as apartheid. If, building a wall to keep out suicide bombers and terrorists, not allowing certain materials to enter Gaza which might facilitate rocket building and enforcing a blockade to prevent munitions from Iran and others is apartheid, I suppose that by the weirdest stretch of imagination, you might call it that. However, military aid is given to those countries which cooperate with our armed forces in the war against terrorism and lend support to our strategic interests. One of those interests is in containing the Iranian regime’s drive for power in the Middle East and rush to gain a nuclear weapon. I think we can all agree that we don’t want to see them with one. As for Israel discriminating against residents on the basis of their religion, there are over one million Arab citizens of the State of Israel, living in there in peace. Israel is the trusted guardian of the most sacred sites of the three major religions and scrupulously maintains their sovereignty. Finally, as for them being a significant cause of global instability, I’m sure they would be flattered that a nation of six million souls could accomplish that. More likely, they would would recognize it as the scapegoating that it is. Hatred can be a rampart behavior, but instead of spreading it, why don’t we try to solve the problems of the middle East in a way that allows us to feel and act in a more humane way.