I detect a fundamental flaw in some readers’ understanding of Jewish settlements on the West Bank. Sascha Freudenheim (Letters, April 1) wrote such a benevolent letter of advice to the Jewish nation that one cannot doubt his sincere concern for Israel’s welfare. He seems to conflate the presence of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria with “Israeli occupation and oppression of several million Palestinians.”
In “Back Off on the Bacchanalia” (April 1), Gary Rosenblatt takes a courageous step in calling attention to the danger of using alcohol as an outreach tool for attracting young people. He also notes that this practice is not restricted to young people, as in the case of “kiddush clubs.” He has identified a very real and serious problem.
The opinion piece by New Voices Editor Ben Sales sweeps under the rug the Israel-bashing that is an everyday occurrence in Middle East studies and political science classes and programs on campuses throughout the United States and Canada — as in the rest of the world, including (surprise?) Israel (“Campuses Are Safe For Pro-Israel Students,” April 1).
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