Loan to Israel should be conditional

Regarding the article "Loan Decision Muddies Peace Talks," Jan. 13: It is regrettable that our administration finds difficulty in standing firm on the condition for a loan guarantee to Israel: to freeze settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Must consideration of pro-Israel influence in our country forever favor Israel without regard to justice? Paul H. Karr, Wilmette, Ill.

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