Perception Is Everything
Tue, 06/08/2010

Thank you for the article, “Israel’s Delegitimizers Are Gaining” (Editor’s column, May 28).

Right now we Jews are coming across, as a people and a state, as “the bad guy” in all this, and our own tendencies toward portraying a certain arrogance about ourselves, and also toward our Jewish state, is doing more damage than good. Also our propensity toward the “I’ll show you” response, with physical action, convinces the world that we are little better than our enemies.

When it comes to the survival of the Jewish people and our state, perception, in this instance, is everything, especially when our survival ultimately depends on the rest of the world long term and not just on our strong military today.     

Tyler, Texas

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