Letters

Negative Reporting

06/21/2016 - 22:30

Joshua Mitnick’s acidic page one article (“New ‘Schisms’ On Jerusalem Day,” June 10) is in complete variance to what we witnessed at the Jerusalem Day flag march in and around the Old City. We saw thousands of proud, enthusiastic Israelis — teens, schoolchildren, families — focused on the miracle of a reunified Jerusalem. We did not witness any harassment of Arabs.

Forget The Two-State Solution

06/15/2016 - 08:48

The “two-state solution” has long been dead. Polls of Arabs in Judea and Samaria clearly indicate that nothing short of a one-state solution — the eradication of Israel and the “return” of the Nakba “refugees” — will please them. Until and unless there is an Arab leadership to end the campaign of hatred against Israel, there is no hope of a peaceful solution.

Progressive Success

06/15/2016 - 08:46

In the June 10 issue of The Jewish Week, no fewer than five articles address various aspects of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign against Israel’s legitimacy. I was disappointed, but sadly not surprised, that none of them mentioned the importance of the progressive Zionist voice in combating these attacks.

Mixed Message

06/15/2016 - 08:20

Gary Rosenblatt wrote an impassioned message to our college-bound youth about their Jewish identity, which I applaud (“For Grads, Lean On Heritage In Campus Wars,” June 10).

Negative Reporting

06/15/2016 - 08:18

Joshua Mitnick’s acidic page one article (“New ‘Schisms’ On Jerusalem Day,” June 10) is in complete variance to what we witnessed at the Jerusalem Day flag march in and around the Old City. We saw thousands of proud, enthusiastic Israelis — teens, schoolchildren, families — focused on the miracle of a reunified Jerusalem. We did not witness any harassment of Arabs.

In Support Of Judea-Samaria

06/08/2016 - 09:17

On Jerusalem Day 2016 (June 5), Israel celebrated the 49th year since the Judea-Samaria mountains were rejoined to Israel. Judea-Samaria was never a “Palestinian” state; hundreds of thousands of Israelis live there, some for three generations.

Hold Terrorists Accountable

06/08/2016 - 09:07

Martin Raffel offers some interesting ideas on how the Democratic Party platform might address Israeli-Palestinian issues (“Democrats’ Platform,” Opinion, June 3). But he forgot one — in fact, one that particularly impacts American Jews, and which should be of special interest to the Democratic Party. I refer to the murder by Palestinian terrorists of 140 Americans since the 1960s. Not one Palestinian involved in the attacks has yet been extradited by the Palestinian Authority to the United States to face justice, even though many of the suspects have been identified by name; and some are even serving openly in the Palestinian security forces.

Moving On

06/08/2016 - 09:02

I am 86 years old and have been a Democrat all my life, but I will vote against the Democrat nominee for president. The party has not only moved very far to the left, but the nominees to the Democratic platform committee are very biased against Israel and Jews in general, so I must look elsewhere.

Upset At Netanyahu

06/08/2016 - 08:41

As Gary Rosenblatt (and many others who are less inclined to view Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisions as benignly) noted, the prime minister puts his political survival above all else, including Israel’s security, the integrity of the IDF, and Jerusalem’s relations with its only major ally and the American-Jewish community (“For Bibi, A Short-Term Victory,” Editor’s column, May 27).

Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

06/08/2016 - 08:27

The Opinion piece on attempts to erase references to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (“Democrats’ Platform On Israel: Problem Or Opportunity,” June 3) is a considered and thoughtful engagement with a set of thorny and delicate questions.

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