Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775
Why Work to Assist Onslaught Against Israel? It's a shandah that Jewish organizations formed to defend, support and educate the general public -- and especially, the college crowd -- about Israel have lost all common sense (A Matter of Opinion: "Who Speaks for the Jews?" Feb. 1). Sponsoring anti-Israel speakers, writers, artists and films that concentrate solely on Israel's flaws...
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When Foxman Talks, the the Whole World Listens Having been present with Abe Foxman at recent meetings with Pope Benedict XVI, French President Jacques Chirac and Italian Prime Minister Romani Prodi, I can vouch for Jonathan Tobin's statement (A Matter of Opinion: "Out of Focus on Foxman," Jan. 18) that "when Foxman speaks, the mainstream media and government officials generally...
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Opposing Iran War Does Not Equal Anti-Semitism I was dismayed by your printing a full-page advertisement from the Republican Jewish Coalition, calling Wesley Clark an anti-Semite (Page 9, Jan. 18). That was because he indicated that America should not go to war with Iran, despite the fact that wealthy "New York people want us to." He also said that the...
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A New Book for the State Department Reading List Thank you, Jonathan Tobin, for writing about Michael Oren's new book America in the Middle East: Power, Faith & Fantasy, 1976 to the Present (A Matter of Opinion: "An Idea That Goes Way Back," Jan. 11). It's a welcome addition to counter the distortions regarding the Israeli and Arab conflict being...
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Rabbi Opened Himself Up to Critical Commentary I 'd like to know how Anti-Defamation League regional director Barry Morrison can claim that cartoonist Tom Stiglich "got his facts wrong" (City & Suburb: "Cartoon Riles Readers and Officials," Jan. 4). As quoted in your story, Morrison said that Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky simply wanted to add a menorah to the holiday decorations...
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