Editorial & Opinion | Letters

07/30/2014 | | 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.

07/30/2014 | | Letters

The national and international news media, by reducing the current conflict
between the nation of Israel and the terrorist group Hamas to little more than
body count, is at best sloppy and lazy. At the median it is a collaboration
with the primitive, barbaric and atavistic terrorist murderers that Israel is
trying to protect itself from. At worst it is consistent with the vilest
forms of anti-Semitic blood libel.

Nachal Private, IDF (ret.)

07/30/2014 | | Letters

 Those who suggest Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO/Fatah have become the moderates in the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict are fallacious (“When Journalists Lose Their Moral Compass,” Editor’s column, July 25). The Palestinian National Charter of 1968 called for the elimination of Israel:

07/30/2014 | | Letters

The article, “Fault Lines Open As Civilian Deaths Mount” (July 25), does well to highlight the divisions within the American Jewish
community regarding Operation Protective Edge. And while we at Partners for
Progressive Israel do oppose this war, we do not oppose it because we are,
“invested in being critical of Israeli policies,” as your article quotes
Thane Rosenbaum as having said..

07/23/2014 | | Letters

The July 18 article “Freedom Summer Memories” is only partly accurate about the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City and the Freedom Party challenge. Some whites/Jews (e.g. Joe Rauh) did surrender to President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s fake “compromise.” But others, especially younger Jews (like me, Marcus Raskin, others) who had been legislative assistants on Capitol Hill were invited, too, and did work closely with the Freedom Democrats and supported their decision to reject the fake compromise.

07/23/2014 | | Letters

It was gratifying to read that the editor of The Jewish Week has now joined the pro-Israel watchdogs who have been all over the New York Times for its slanted coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (“New York Times’ Parallels Are Forced, And False,” July 18). It must have been an epiphany for a former defender of the Times’ Mideast coverage. His earlier belief that the newspaper’s occasional flaws were not consistent or inherent, had been disproved by CAMERA [a pro-Israel media watchdog group]; it found from July to December 2011 “a disproportionate, continuous embedded indictment of Israel that dominates views and commentary sections. Israeli views are downplayed, while Palestinian perspectives, especially criticism of Israel are amplified and even promoted.”