Editorial & Opinion | Letters

08/13/2014 | | Letters

I noticed that you had two beautifully written Opinion pieces (Aug. 8) next to each
other about helping Israel — Rabbi Avi Weiss’ “Comforting The Wounded, Worrying About Family” and Francine Klagsbrun’s “Do Israelis Know How Much We Really Care?”

08/13/2014 | | Letters

Regarding Editor’s column, “I Support Israel, But…’ (Aug. 8), all of you who support Israel need to recognize that there is a large and growing portion of the Jewish community that is appalled at Israel’s actions.

08/13/2014 | | Letters

Regarding the online Opinion piece by Yehuda Shaul (“What Have We Become?”), about civilian deaths in Gaza: It’s easy to take the moral high ground and deplore the killing of civilians, but the writer offers no alternative. What Israel is doing is very different from what the United States and Great Britain did in World War II, because Israel is trying to minimize civilian casualties. We killed about 2 million German civilians, and another 1 million Japanese.

08/13/2014 | | Letters

Instead of carrying out a proactive vision for peace, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu makes it very clear that “mowing the lawn” every few years —
in which innocent civilians, including many children, are killed — is an
acceptable foreign policy.

08/13/2014 | | Letters

Your Editorial (“In The Words Of The Prophet,” Aug. 8) noted, “Some will say the war proved that it would be foolhardy to risk the compromises needed for a Palestinian state…”

08/06/2014 | | Letters

With the tumultuous recent unfolding of world events, there runs a risk of not taking note of the retirement of Shimon Peres after decades of public service.