Letters

Representing The People

09/24/2014
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Gary Rosenblatt’s thoughtful and incisive comments on “Israel’s West Bank Grab” (Sept. 12) resonated with all of us who cringed, as he did, at the diplomatic arrogance of Israel’s claim and the timing of its announcement.

Israel’s West Bank Presence Legal

09/24/2014
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It is both
 surprising and shocking that a man of Gary Rosenblatt’s stature, education and
intellectualism should have such beliefs in a widely spread canard by the
 PLO/PA entity.

Israel Should Be Proactive

09/24/2014
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In reference Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Israel’s West Bank Grab: More Than Bad Timing” (Sept. 12), I’d like to add another dimension that 
relates to what Israel should do, as opposed to what it shouldn’t do. The
 status quo in the long run is not sustainable, both in terms of maintaining 
Israel as a homeland for the Jewish People and in terms of the increasing 
global challenges that Israel confronts.

Inadequate Orientation

09/24/2014
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I read with interest Israel Correspondent Joshua Mitnick’s article on Unit 8200 IDF objectors who signed a letter withdrawing their services from the military (“Turning Their Backs On The Israeli Army,” Sept. 19). How to explain such behavior?

Correct To Speak Out

09/24/2014
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Reading Israel correspondent Joshua Mitnick’s “Turning Their Backs On The Israeli Army” (Sept. 19), as an
 Israeli who
 served in the army, I can’t help but think:
 Who else is supposed to speak up about the danger to Israel from the
 perpetual occupation of the West Bank but those who work within it? Who else will raise the red flags about what is done in the name of 
Israeli citizens under the military occupation if not the men and
women we trust with security? 


Giving Increase For Israel And Others

09/24/2014
Executive Vice President and CEO, Jewish Communal Fund
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In “Questions Over Outpouring of Gaza War Philanthropy” (Sept. 12), staff writer Hannah Dreyfus wonders whether the surge in giving to Israel during Operation
 Protective Edge came at the cost of giving to other causes. Here at Jewish 
Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor-advised fund in
the country, we have not found that to be the case. In fact, giving to other 
causes increased 24 percent as compared to the same period the previous year. We
 imagine that as our donors went online to make their grants to Israel-focused
 campaigns, it was easy enough to make additional grants to their favorite 
charities.

Clear Choice

09/24/2014
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To paraphrase President Lincoln, Israel is the country of the Jews, by the
Jews and for us Jews (“I Have The Right To Love Who I Love,” Sept. 19).

A Test Of Values

09/24/2014
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After I read Orli Santo’s article, “I Have The Right To Love Who I Love” (Sept 19), I did not quite understand the point. 

One-Sided Critique

09/17/2014
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“Israel today,” Jeremy Ben-Ami tells us in “Liberal Zionism and Its Discontents” (Opinion, Sept. 12), “falls far short of fulfilling the dreams of its founders in all respects.”  In a one-sentence tour de force Mr. Ben-Ami thus writes off Israel’s 66 years of astonishing accomplishment.

Giving For Israel

09/17/2014
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Although Jonathan Mark’s article about informal donations to the IDF during
the Gaza War was a critique, it brought a smile to my face (“Buddy, Can You Spare Some Socks?” Aug. 29).

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