Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, complained [“Falling for Hamas’s story,” op-ed, Nov. 29] that The Post and other U.S. media unfairly exaggerated Palestinian suffering during the Gaza conflict last month. Rather than engaging in public relations wars and endless fighting, it is urgent for both sides of this conflict to understand that their best interests lie in coming to an agreement that will make them both better off. This is not impossible.

Warren Clark, Washington

The writer is executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace.