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Editorial & Opinion | Letters

09/03/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

The heinous and dastardly act perpetrated by Israeli youth has been rightly condemned and will justifiably be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law (“Attack On Arab Youth Seen As Wake-Up Call,” Aug. 24).

08/27/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Who wouldn’t go on a free 10-day trip to Israel? The pitiful front-page picture of five young adults taking photos of Israeli food, on the “foodies” Birthright trip to Israel, makes it difficult to believe that Jewish identity will be strengthened for them, that they will marry Jewish, and be involved in the Jewish community over the long term (“Hungry For A Different Israel Experience,” Aug. 17).

08/27/2012 - 20:00 | Letters

The Alan B. Slifka Foundation commends The Jewish Week’s editorial urging Israel to take its commitment to coexistence seriously (“Making Coexistence A Priority,” Aug. 24).

08/27/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Although I am not excusing an act of violence by Jewish youths in Israel, I do think that such actions should be viewed in their proper perspective (“Attack On Arab Youth Seen As ‘Wake-up Call,” Aug. 24).

08/27/2012 - 20:00 | Letters

The Jewish Week reported that haredi Orthodox men in Israel are now able to wear blur-inducing glasses to help avoid seeing immodest women. This news follows reports over the last year citing numerous instances of blatant discrimination against and exclusion of women in the public sphere such as calling an 8-year-old a prostitute for her “immodest dress,” banning women from speaking at a conference on fertility, and separating men and women on public city buses.

08/27/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

As wonderful and nice a man as Dennis Ross is, everyone is afraid to state the obvious: fact that his judgments on diplomacy and his actual diplomatic missions have almost all been failures in regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (“Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA,” Aug. 24).