One-Week Workshops
view counter

Editorial & Opinion | Letters

07/23/2013 - 20:00 | | Letters

In your interview with Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni (“We’re Changing The
Conversation About Israel,” July 12), he suggests that teaching college students
about Israel’s leadership in science, medicine and technology is the “magic
bullet” to improving Israel’s public image on campus. Such a suggestion is
vastly divorced from the reality facing Jewish college students.

07/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Letters

With so many Jewish leaders raising their voices now in favor of obtaining
full transparency in regard to the Claims Conference, after its recent audit, all numbers coming from the organization must be checked and publicized. (“Overhaul Urged For Claims Conference,” July 12)  We owe this action to the
memory of 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and also to save from
looters the remaining restitution assets for the Holocaust survivors.

07/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Letters

The two-state solution is no longer a slam dunk in Israeli politics with Danny Danon, a senior Likud minister, and Moshe Yaalon, the Defense Minister issuing statements recently. Of course, Naftali Bennett of the Bayit HaYehudi party has been outspoken in his opposition to the two-state solution.

07/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Letters

Regarding “Chaos At The Kotel” (July 12), I am extremely disappointed by the one-sided nature of this “article.”

07/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Letters

I have been following the ongoing standoff between the haredim [fervently Orthodox] and the Women
of the Wall in front of the Kotel each month, and I am truly appalled by the
shameful, even hateful behavior of some of the haredim. However, I think it’s
time that the Women of the Wall take some responsibility for contributing to
this outrage (“Chaos At The Kotel,” July 12).

07/16/2013 - 20:00 | | Letters

Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer astutely points out, “The United States has assessed this
as the time for some risk-taking for peace; Israel (and the Palestinians)
have yet to decide on their policies” (“As Egypt Roils, Time For Israel To Pursue Peace Talks,” Opinion, July 12).