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

The article, “Ryan Seen Harming Romney With Jews” (Aug. 17) makes no mention of the various official warnings of Medicare’s impending insolvency. These include the 2012 annual report of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare’s chief actuary, and the Social Security Advisory Council.

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

I was struck by the completely misleading New York Times-esque headline “Ryan Seen Harming Romney With Jews” of your Aug. 17 issue. Every single factual description of Rep. Paul Ryan in the article points to a person who would be a very strong supporter of Israel and Jewish causes. How exactly does this fit in with the narrative expressed by your headline?

08/13/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Francine Klagsbrun’s well-taken “Thinking Aloud” column on the absence of a moment of Olympic silence for the 1972 victims (“Post-Munich, Israel’s Response To The ’72 Massacre,” Aug. 10) missed one strong point: NBC broadcaster Bob Costas recognized the International Olympic Committee’s cringing behavior and courageously created his own moment of silence on NBC’s opening ceremony. Costas should be lauded.

Long Beach, L.I.
 

08/13/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

The State Department has reported that increased anti-Semitism in 2011 was manifested by, among other things, “conflating opposition to certain policies of Israel with blatant anti-Semitism” (“The State Dept. Report Cites Tide of Anti-Semitism” Aug. 3). It is a fair question is ask to what extent statements of the present administration may have contributed to the heightened criticism of Israeli policies and the attendant anti-Semitism.

08/13/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Shocked, but not surprised. That’s my reaction to the latest U.S. State Department report on religious freedom around the world (“State Department Report Cites Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism,” Aug. 3), which describes a “global increase” in and “rising tide” of anti-Semitism.

08/13/2012 - 20:00 | | Letters

Miss Holocaust Survivor? What in the world were the organizers thinking? And what do they know of the Shoah (“Making A Beautiful Statement,” Lens, July 13)?

As the director of The Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, I find this quite appalling.

I was in Israel for a Yad Vashem conference on “Teaching the Core” when news of this appeared. A Holocaust beauty pageant is precisely the kind of trivialization of this seminal event in history that we who work to educate the world about the Holocaust abhor.