Saturday, August 29, 2015 Elul 14, 5775
Opposition to Iraq War Trumps Bush on Israel In Jonathan Tobin's postmortem on the recent elections and the Jewish vote that went heavily in favor of the Democratic Party (A Matter of Opinion: "Reversal of Fortune Still Possible," Nov. 16), there was not enough emphasis on an issue that has been in the media for a very long time: Iraq...
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'Kristallnacht': Too Soft a Word to Describe Pogrom In reviewing Martin Gilbert's new book, Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction, Robert Leiter notes that the author claims that "the perpetrators saw in this name both their sense of triumph and their contempt: triumph at what they had destroyed, laughter at the thought of the sound of broken glass" (Books & Writers: "Kristallnacht,...
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Web Group Stands Guilty as Charged on Speech Jonathan Tobin wrote again about the danger to the Democratic Party from MoveOn.org (A Matter of Opinion: "Democrats Must Decide," Nov. 2). The group was defended in the same issue of the Jewish Exponent in a full-page advertisement sponsored by the Jewish Funds for Justice. MoveOn.org knowingly allows its Action Forum to...
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Noting Another Rachel That Made the News Thank you for Jonathan Tobin's column regarding the play about Rachel Corrie (A Matter of Opinion: " 'Rachel Corrie' Was a Liar," Oct. 16). I am the mother of Rachel Thaler, of blessed memory, who died from wounds she received in a Palestinian suicide bombing in Karnei Shomron in February 2002. As Tobin...
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Who Gets the Blame If the War Continues? Opposition to the war in Iraq is getting extremely narrow in its focus (Cover story: "Parties Joust Over Merits of an Issue," Oct. 12). One major theme is that everything is President Bush's fault, and a minor theme is that everything is the Israeli lobby's and Israel's fault. During the Vietnam war,...
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