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04/01/2015 | | Letters

 J Street is an American organization that has become a very great detriment to the State of Israel and the Israeli people (“American Jews Place Hopes In Herzog,” March 20). It continues to advocate for the worst of President Obama’s policies and in some instances it even goes further. It makes the Israeli people two nations, advocating a split of Israel into “good guys,” who live in Tel Aviv and have that mentality, and the “bad guys,” who have settled in [communities over the Green Line].

04/01/2015 | | Letters

Regardless of whether Gary Rosenblatt agrees or disagrees with President
Obama’s reaction to recent actions and statements by Netanyahu, it is in no
way fair to hold him accountable for what Mr. Rosenblatt terms “relentless
coverage in the mainstream press,” resulting in “a steady stream of
front-page stories” (“Sharing The Blame As Fault Lines Deepen,” Editor’s column, March 27).

04/01/2015 | | Letters

As part of a Jewish family growing up in the suburbs, I was told in both my Jewish and public school education that Jews prized education, accounting for the large number of scientists and accomplished people in the Jewish community. I believe that people should be made aware that there is a large Orthodox community that provides a good secular education within the yeshivas for their children. I speak with my neighbors about this since I am a Reform Jew.

04/01/2015 | | Letters

I would like to commend the Stamford Jewish community for working together to create a beautiful, unified Shabbat Across America event, the creation of which was dramatically described by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman in his March 13 op-ed column, “A Shabbat Across the Bow.”

04/01/2015 | | Letters

The Editorial, “Bibi, Obama And Purim” (March 6) contrasted the
approaches of President Obama to Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Editorial describes the
president as taking a pragmatic approach while the prime minister is a
“student of history.”
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines pragmatic as “dealing with the
problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way
instead of depending on ideas and theories.” There is nothing reasonable or
logical in the president’s approach to the Middle East. No reasonable or
logical person would support a corrupt government (Palestinian Authority)
that supports and pays salaries to terrorists over a fully democratically
elected government where everyone’s rights, even those of their enemies,
are protected under the law.

04/01/2015 | | Letters

 A Letter to the Editor in the March 13 edition stated that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu presented no real, feasible alternative in his congressional address. Quite to the contrary.
The prime minister suggested at least two alternatives. One was to postpone the release of sanctions until Iran changed its regional behavior and ceased threatening to destroy Israel. Another was to negotiate a better outcome than American resignation to a nuclear armed Iran, as is now being negotiated, even if the talks are first interrupted before Iran finds its way back to the table in order to obtain further necessary sanctions relief.