I was appalled at the naivety and sheer ignorance of Irit Tratt’s contention that Israel should cozy up to and has a greater ally in fundamentalist Christians in the United States than we American Jews (Opinions, “Why Christian Zionism Is More Important Than We Think,” Dec. 22).
Does she have any notion as to why such conservative Christians back Israel? It certainly is not out of fondness for the Jewish people, as here oblique reference to “some troubling trends among their youth” seemingly acknowledges. Her views are dangerous and encourage a rift between Israeli and Diaspora Jews which in the long run will bear poisonous fruit that both will rue.
Israel is not above reproach or questioning, and those who cotton favor from its fanboys with agendas all their own for its future are very misguided at best.
Lawrence A. Serlin/Havertown