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04/15/2015 | | Letters

Both Kenneth Bialkin’s online Opinion piece, “The Framework – A Cul-de-Sac” (http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/framework-cul-de-...), and Edith Everett’s online Opinion, “Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense” (http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/why-iran-deal-mak...), about the Iran nuclear talks, presented
cogent, hard-headed analysis against wildly wishful thinking.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

In response to your Editorial, “Delaying The Inevitable” (April 3), last month, the Iranian mission at the United Nations wrote the International Atomic Energy Agency an “explanatory note” protesting resolutions by the organization that had questioned Iran’s nuclear aims. The document asserts that “nuclear material in Iran has never been diverted from peaceful purposes.” In fact, it uses the word “peaceful” 11 times. It’s time to call Iran’s bluff that their nuclear program exists only to provide for its people’s electrical needs. We should calculate Iran’s annual savings from its nuclear power plants, and offer to just give them that sum — in exchange for handing over every scrap of nuclear material and infrastructure.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

Your headline, “The Mystery Of The Missing Stained Glass Windows” (April 3) is misleading, as there is no mystery of the windows at all.
They are being put to good use rather than having been demolished as was
their destiny. The only mystery is why Mr. [Melvyn] Freid believes he has any rights
to the windows himself to assert a claim.

04/15/2015 | | Letters

Edieal Pinker argues in his Opinion essay, “For Jewish Critics Of Israel, Time Hasn’t Changed” (April 10), those leftist critics such as J
Street and Peter Beinart are pro-Palestinian, while he is pro-Israel because he refrains from critiquing the current government’s policies.

04/08/2015 | | Letters

Rockland County legislature’s majority leader, Aron Wieder, did not narrate the OJPAC (Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council) video [referred to in “Unfair Video,” Letters, April 3].

04/08/2015 | | Letters

Regarding the video described in “Unfair Video” (Letters, April 3): Comparing the suffering of Jews under Hitler to the efforts of
those trying to overcome the “block” voting situation in Rockland County
diminishes the horror that Jews suffered
during World War II, and is an attempt to shut down any meaningful discussion of the
problem.