Ami Nahshon |
International President |
Contributing Editor Nathan Jeffay got it exactly right when he said that “the order of the day needs to be cohesion within Israeli society” (“Israel’s New Language Barrier,” Sept. 26). In the aftermath of heightened Jewish-Arab tensions surrounding the Gaza conflict, the last thing Israel needs is a renewed legislative effort to strip the Arabic language of its official status.
Gary Rosenblatt’s thoughtful and incisive comments on “Israel’s West Bank Grab” (Sept. 12) resonated with all of us who cringed, as he did, at the diplomatic arrogance of Israel’s claim and the timing of its announcement.
In reference Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Israel’s West Bank Grab: More Than Bad Timing” (Sept. 12), I’d like to add another dimension that relates to what Israel should do, as opposed to what it shouldn’t do. The status quo in the long run is not sustainable, both in terms of maintaining Israel as a homeland for the Jewish People and in terms of the increasing global challenges that Israel confronts.
I read with interest Israel Correspondent Joshua Mitnick’s article on Unit 8200 IDF objectors who signed a letter withdrawing their services from the military (“Turning Their Backs On The Israeli Army,” Sept. 19). How to explain such behavior?
Reading Israel correspondent Joshua Mitnick’s “Turning Their Backs On The Israeli Army” (Sept. 19), as an Israeli who served in the army, I can’t help but think: Who else is supposed to speak up about the danger to Israel from the perpetual occupation of the West Bank but those who work within it? Who else will raise the red flags about what is done in the name of Israeli citizens under the military occupation if not the men and women we trust with security?