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05/25/2016 - 08:29 | | Letters

I attended the Barnard commencement on May 18. The first graduate who spoke was Shezza Abboushi Dallal, who led the school’s chapter of Justice in Palestine. She listed the battles the Barnard class has fought: sexual harassment, violence against black and brown bodies, and occupied Palestine.

05/25/2016 - 08:28 | | Letters

I wonder, if Israel were overwhelmingly Arab in population, would the Jewish minority be allowed the right to celebrate its Nakba, as the Arab students do at Tel Aviv University? (“Nakba Ceremonies Highlight Continued Rift,” May 20.)

05/25/2016 - 08:27 | | Letters

Joshua Mitnick’s article, “Nakba Ceremonies Highlight Continued Rifts” (May 20), unfortunately tells only one side of the story. In fact, some Israelis and Palestinians are choosing to come together around Israel’s Independence Day at events that acknowledge their shared history. The article described a commemoration of the Nakba attended by only 150 people.

05/25/2016 - 08:23 | | Letters

In his “Between the Lines” column (“In Two Crucial Struggles, Arming With Jewish Values,” May 20), Gary Rosenblatt mentions Ari Shavit.

05/18/2016 - 09:30 | | Letters

The same week Gary Rosenblatt published his front page column, “Laying Blame For ‘The Israel Problem’” (May 13), a Guatemalan court found Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, the former dictator who ruled Guatemala during one of the bloodiest periods of its long civil war, guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. When these genocidal crimes were taking place, Elliott Abrams [whose essay on the drift between Israel and American Jews is key to the Rosenblatt column] acted as the general’s champion and enabler in the U.S. government.

05/18/2016 - 09:29 | | Letters

Jonathan Mark’s excellent article, “Sacred Sites Keeps Shuls Alive” (May 13), rightfully draws attention to the important role the New York Landmarks Conservancy plays in keeping the doors of historic synagogues open.