Dear editor, Last week in the Cynic, a self-proclaimed “historical and political context” of the conflict in Gaza titled “Sympathy for Palestine,” left me with some biting questions. Why on earth would America and many other countries in the free world support Israel given Nolan’s brutal and dismal description of a decades-long occupation of Gaza which denies Gazans medicine, food and basic human dignity? Another question is why Barack Obama and over 57 percent of Americans, according to a recent CNN poll, support Israel’s right to defend itself? Is 57 percent of America blind, racist or just plain uninformed? A more plausible answer is that Nolan Rampy is not telling us the true story.