Editorial & Opinion | Letters

05/18/2010 | | Letters

In his May 7 Opinion piece, “On Jerusalem Day, Don’t Write Off Liberals,” Rabbi David Gordis betrays his bias almost immediately.
While proclaiming his support for Israel, he has in reality adopted the Palestinian propaganda line when he refers to the “future status of Jerusalem including its ‘conquered’ Palestinian neighborhoods.”

05/18/2010 | | Letters

We were pleased to read “Micro-Loans In Israel” (May 14) and applaud The Jewish Week for informing readers about these creative and important efforts to combat poverty.

05/18/2010 | | Letters

I must take issue with certain assumptions that Jewish Week Editor and Publisher Gary Rosenblatt makes concerning Modern Orthodoxy and our leaders, (“Hail to the Chief,” Between The Lines, April 20).

05/18/2010 | | Letters

In “Rally Here Slams Obama and Jewish Democrats” (April 30), The Jewish Week minimized and mischaracterized my organization, Manhigut Yehudit (the Jewish Leadership Movement).

We are the largest faction inside Israel’s ruling Likud party, as opposed to simply “an Israeli organization,” and we are the main opposition to Israeli leaders as they attempt to give away more of the Land of Israel.

05/18/2010 | | Letters

I congratulate The Jewish Week on your article, “Childhood Obesity Hits Israel” (Healthcare, May 7).
The Israel Heart Fund promotes programs to prevent heart disease. In 1999 we initiated a partnership with The Childhood Obesity center at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, Israel.

05/18/2010 | | Letters

Notwithstanding Elie Wiesel’s rosy assessment of American/Israeli relations, there is nothing to suggest that President Barack Obama’s rapprochement with the Islamic world at the expense of Israel has significantly changed  (“Taking Wiesel’s Advice,” Editorial, May 14).