One answer to the conundrum Gary Rosenblatt poses at the end of his column (“The Big Lie Lives On,” Dec. 24) is for The Jewish Week to continue informing the community on the growing threat of “Israel-Apartheid” and BDS activities, but also to continue to publish articles on how the problem is being tackled in various American communities. The threat is not only from Arabs, but also from their allies, which includes some Jews. The problem is as complex as it is dangerous.
Guilty with former Israeli President Katsav are the many journalists who knew of his 20 years of sexual abuse and harassment, yet did not inform the authorities or the public (“After Katsav,” Jan. 7).
His life has been one of lies and deceit and he has brought shame and disgrace not only upon himself and his wife Gila, but upon the whole nation. What other country has sentenced a former president to prison for sex crimes?
Yotav Eliach, as a high school principal and “core educator” of The Jewish Week’s advocacy program, sets an unfortunate educational example in his Opinion piece denouncing the Oslo Accords (“Israeli Concessions Lead To Palestinian Terror,” Dec. 24).
In reference to the full-page ad (Jewish Week, Jan. 14) in support of clemency for Jonathan Pollard, and requesting that readers call the White House every day to express that support, please be advised that the ad was paid for by Concerned Friends of Jonathan Pollard, and coordinated by the National Council of Young Israel.
I am proud to say that my Zaidy, now-retired Maj. Joseph Daina, and my great Zaidy, Lt. Col. Max Daina, were both Orthodox and were the only father-son active duty Jewish chaplains in the history of the U.S. army. They both followed the U.S. Army regulations and did not keep beards while serving during long careers in the army (“Don’t Ask, Don’t Shave,” Dec. 31).