Letter to the editor: Recommended reading on Gaza

Two commentaries in the Times Argus & Rutland Herald, Week-End Edition, April 13-14, are a must read to help understand the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip: David Gram, “First Amendment violation,” and John Nassivera, “Nationalism’s false god.” These important commentaries delve into the religious aspects of the state of affairs in Israel and Gaza. Also, it’s important to understand the encroachment of religion into U.S. policies on national and local levels. Currently there is move in the U.S. t … (read more)

Survivor tells his experience in Oct. 7 Hamas attack

When terrorists attacked the Kibbutz Nahal Oz in Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, Nikita Soumrov and his family hid in their safe room. He will speak in Middlebury on April 4 about the experience.

Letter to the editor: Editorial got facts incorrect

In answer to the editorial, “Pull the Plug on Israel, Joe:”

Letter to the editor: Human rights must apply to everyone

The recent killing of three hostages by the Israeli military makes it even more clear that war has never been and will never be the answer.

Guest editorial: Justice for Palestinians and security for Israel

There have been five wars in the last 15 years between Israel and Hamas. How do we end the current one and prevent a sixth from happening, sooner or later?

Letter to the editor: Israel must destroy Hamas to protect its existence

History is important. Teaching it and remembering it is crucial to maintaining our democracy. Much outrage is being expressed in our nation, state, and community of Middlebury about the Israeli bombing of Gaza.

Letter to the editor: Unconscionable acts on both sides in Middle East

How can it be that after all these centuries of “progress,” we humans still try to resolve our differences by killing each other and destroying what we have labored to build?

Ways of Seeing: Conflict calls for ‘wakefullness’

In these unbearably long weeks since Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attacks on Israel, acts of really listening to one another have been in very short supply.

Sarit Katzew: Israel Hamas war touches all Jews

I don’t know a single Jewish person who doesn’t know someone directly impacted by the war. Whether you’re religiously observant or secular, Zionist or not, Jews are connected to Israel in some way.

College community responds to Israel-Hamas war

As the Israel-Hamas war continues to unfold overseas, members of the Middlebury College and surrounding community are grieving the lives lost in recent violent attacks as well as looking to share more information about the ongoing conflict. 

Poetry: At the vigil

No one could say who they were./ The men at the perimeter./ Why they appeared in uniforms./ Seemed to be wearing badges/ stitched into their shirts./ At this distance five-pointed stars.

Letter to the editor: Gaza suffers for sins of Hamas

I am horrified at the collective punishment now being meted out to the civilians of Gaza.

College to host former Israeli ambassador

MIDDLEBURY — Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren will be at Middlebury College on Monday, Feb. 24, to give the talk “Ultimate Allies: America and Israel, 1620 to the Present.” The event, which takes place at 7 p.m., at Dana Auditor … (read more)