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07/23/2014 | | Letters

I am responding to your Between the Lines column dated July 18 (“New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False”). I think that you are being unfair to The New York Times. It is not the role of the Times to rationalize Israeli actions or pat ourselves on the back as to how ethical we are — which you seem to be doing in your opinion article.

07/23/2014 | | Letters

Gary Rosenblatt (“False Equivalency,” July 10) correctly notes that
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “is now partners in a unity
government with Hamas, whose charter is to destroy the Jewish state and kill
Jews, and currently trying to do so through hundreds of daily rocket attacks
against the Israeli population.”

07/23/2014 | | Letters

I completely agree with Gary Rosenblatt in his July 18 column, “New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False.” But I wonder how and why it took you, a very intelligent person, so long to discover the glaring bias of The Times.
This applies not only to the content of its articles but even how they
are placed. Anything negative appears on the front page; positive items are buried inside.
The organization CAMERA has pointed this out — and documented it — for a long time.

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07/23/2014 | | Letters

I want first to establish my credentials as a strong supporter of the Israel founded by the early Zionists. I grew up in a Zionist home, and as a teenager I led the junior congregation of the Conservative synagogue to which my grandparents and parents belonged. In the 1940s, while in college, I was the head of the Wisconsin chapter of IZFA, the Intercollegiate Zionist Federation of America. Although secular, I am and have always been a synagogue member.
I found Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “‘Revenge’ Is Not Our Way” (July 11), to be shortsighted in its analysis of the Palestinian Arabs’ situation. They are not acting solely in response to the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Their hostility to Israel is also directed, understandably, to the harsh, unjust occupation of the West Bank, and its extreme repression of the Palestinian population of the area.

07/16/2014 | | Letters

I want first to establish my credentials as a strong supporter of the Israel founded by the early Zionists. I grew up in a Zionist home, and as a teenager I led the junior congregation of the Conservative synagogue to which my grandparents and parents belonged. In the 1940s, while in college, I was the head of the Wisconsin chapter of IZFA, the Intercollegiate Zionist Federation of America. Although secular, I am and have always been a synagogue member.

07/16/2014 | | Letters

In response to the Opinion piece, “Honeymoon Israel: Birthright For Young Marrieds” (July 4), I know the federations are searching for allies to fight many of Israel’s self-destructive, anti-intermarriage and anti-civil marriage policies.