No one gets to choose their ethnicity or where they will be born in this world, and no one should be persecuted or killed based on those facts. In that regard, we should support the ICC prosecutor’s allegation that both the horrific attack by Hamas on Oct. 7 and Netanyahu’s indiscriminate response to it constitute crimes against humanity.

Howard Levy wonders why Israel’s actions in Gaza have aroused such a strong response by students at Princeton and elsewhere in this country while other instances of ethnic-based slaughter around the world have not. The answer is simple. While our country has not been directly involved in those cases, we have been supplying Israel with the weapons that have been killing Palestinian civilians in the tens of thousands. If being an accomplice to such a crime doesn’t spark outrage, what will?

Jean-François de Laperouse ’81
Belle Mead, N.J.