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The New Zealand Herald - - Editorial & Letters -

On blame

Rather than en­cour­ag­ing Pales­tini­ans to protest, were Ha­mas to ex­er­cise its in­flu­ence by en­cour­ag­ing them to de­sist, there would be no fur­ther Pales­tinian deaths in Gaza. Mike Dono­van, Re­muera.

On fares

Isn’t it strange that, at the same time Air NZ are putting up their prices, they con­tinue to of­fer sup­posed large dis­counts such as grab a seat. Air NZ are very cyn­i­cal with their pric­ing, where Jet­star fly they will com­pete but to the small cen­tres where they have a mo­nop­oly they re­ally put the boot in. Jock Mac Vicar, Hau­raki.

On Jones

I in­vite read­ers to watch Par­lia­men­tary TV ques­tion time and wit­ness the dis­grace­ful per­for­mance of Shane Jones. He fails to an­swer most (if not all) ques­tions un­der a wel­ter of ob­scure faux-funny non se­quiturs. If this is not a tri­fling with Par­lia­men­tary process then it is clearly the height of ar­ro­gance. Larry Mitchell, Puhoi.

On Shore

I can see the time is rapidly ap­proach­ing when the peo­ple of the North Shore are go­ing to say to the Auck­land Coun­cil enough is enough. You can carry on do­ing what you want to do, fol­low­ing your self de­ter­mined agenda, but count us out. Roger Rus­sell, Camp­bells Bay.

On adop­tion

I whole­heart­edly agree with He­len de Montalk's let­ter on Wed­nes­day, re the lack of rights of adopted chil­dren. We also have two adopted chil­dren, now adults, and I feel they have ev­ery right to know the health history of their birth fam­i­lies, but they don't. Pat Den­nerly, Pine­hill.

On Jerusalem

Whether the Jews or Is­lam has first claim on Jerusalem re­ally comes down to which reli­gious scrip­tural foun­da­tion is the most cred­i­ble: the Bib­li­cal ac­count, or the Ko­ranic claim that in a dream, Mohammed vis­ited Jerusalem on a winged horse and Al­lah promised it to him. Phil Hay­ward, Nae­nae.

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