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06/08/2016 - 09:07 | | Letters

Martin Raffel offers some interesting ideas on how the Democratic Party platform might address Israeli-Palestinian issues (“Democrats’ Platform,” Opinion, June 3). But he forgot one — in fact, one that particularly impacts American Jews, and which should be of special interest to the Democratic Party. I refer to the murder by Palestinian terrorists of 140 Americans since the 1960s. Not one Palestinian involved in the attacks has yet been extradited by the Palestinian Authority to the United States to face justice, even though many of the suspects have been identified by name; and some are even serving openly in the Palestinian security forces.

06/08/2016 - 09:02 | | Letters

I am 86 years old and have been a Democrat all my life, but I will vote against the Democrat nominee for president. The party has not only moved very far to the left, but the nominees to the Democratic platform committee are very biased against Israel and Jews in general, so I must look elsewhere.

06/08/2016 - 08:41 | | Letters

As Gary Rosenblatt (and many others who are less inclined to view Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisions as benignly) noted, the prime minister puts his political survival above all else, including Israel’s security, the integrity of the IDF, and Jerusalem’s relations with its only major ally and the American-Jewish community (“For Bibi, A Short-Term Victory,” Editor’s column, May 27).

06/08/2016 - 08:27 | | Letters

The Opinion piece on attempts to erase references to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (“Democrats’ Platform On Israel: Problem Or Opportunity,” June 3) is a considered and thoughtful engagement with a set of thorny and delicate questions.

05/31/2016 - 18:56 | | Letters

Your Editorial, “Worrisome Moves Here and In Israel” (May 27) was too politically correct and seemed to equate appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Israeli defense minister with Bernie Sanders’ appointment of notorious anti-Semites Cornel West and James Zogby to the Democratic Party Platform Committee.

05/31/2016 - 18:54 | | Letters

I feel it is very important to continue the conversation with Seymour Reich, (Opinion, April 29, and Letters, May 20), because the discussion represents one of the most crucial issues facing American Jewry today: do we keep extending the “Jewish tent” to the left or do we recognize that, as in all of life, there have to be “boundaries?” Not every position is acceptable.