Anti-Semitism an Outdated Term
I suspect that these findings (“AJC Study Shows Lack of Awareness of Anti-Semitism by Non-Jews,” Nov. 5) are because the word is antique and meaningless to many people. They are now more attuned to “racist” and “phobia.”
If the words were “Racist Judaiphobia” or just “Judaiphobia,” it might make more sense to them. It is a small change, but may be worth a try.
Dave Olim | Ambler
Iran Deal Mischaracterized
How unfortunate that the chair of Democratic Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania in her op-ed (Joe Biden: For Decency, For Democracy, For America,” Oct. 29) fails to demonstrate an understanding of the Iran nuclear deal of 2015. She notes that, “Biden has stated unequivocally that Iran should never be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons … Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, and now Iran is closer to achieving nuclear weapons capability.”
What is not mentioned is that the Iran nuclear deal of the Obama-Biden administration did not ensure that Iran would never be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. By the terms of the deal itself, Iran would be limited to using pathways to a nuclear weapon for only 10-15 years from the date of the agreement in 2015. Five years have already passed since the start of the nuclear deal.
Our president correctly understood that the Iran nuclear deal would allow the development of nuclear weapons by Iran in a very short time in the life of nations and, therefore, correctly ended this very “bad deal.”
Let us hope that an honest recital of the facts will enable us all to decrease the polarization in our country.
David Romanoff | Penn Valley