web analytics
December 28, 2014 / 6 Tevet, 5775
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Letters To The Editor

Letters-logo

Unwelcome Truths

Jonathan Tobin posits an accurate analysis of Moshe Yaalon’s “unwelcome truths” concerning Secretary of State Kerry’s “inexplicably obsessive and messianic” efforts to achieve something positive in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts (“Yaalon’s Unwelcome Peace Process Truths,” op-ed, Jan. 24).

With the region engulfed in myriad barbaric and lethal intra-Muslim wars totally unrelated to Israel, it is surely appropriate to question Kerry’s unrelenting pressure on Israel to make concessions to coax the Palestinians to the table. Mahmoud Abbas has not given the slightest hint that the Palestinians will mitigate their maximalist conditions by one iota before they deign to engage in realistic negotiations with Israel.

It is truly regrettable that Yaalon felt obligated to hastily offer his apologies for the overblown “offense” his words may have caused.

Fay Dicker
Lakewood, NJ

Obama’s Foreign Policy (I)

“Amateur Hour at the White House” (editorial, Jan. 24) got it right. I have lived through several administrations but have never seen such transparent ineptitude in foreign policy in a presidency as I have in President Obama’s.

More to the point, presidents – even those who, unlike Obama, are disparaged by the media – are usually able to paper things over to the point that their ineptitude is not necessarily clear to all.

Unfortunately, no amount of cosmetics and obfuscation can conceal President Obama’s international failures. Even his friends in the media have been unable to help him here.

Edward Searles
(Via E-Mail)

Obama’s Foreign Policy (II)

I think it’s time we all rally behind the president. His failures become ours and there is no point in continuously raking him over the coals. He has three years left in his second term and can’t run again. So what difference does it make to him personally whether you or I think he is doing a good job? Shouldn’t we rather avoid anything that emphasizes America’s problems around the world?

Elizabeth Grossman
(Via E-Mail)

Obama’s Foreign Policy (III)

John Kerry is not in a position of being an honest broker in the matter of Israel’s future borders and a proposed Palestinian state. However, he isn’t the one to be blamed.

He represents an administration teetering on the brink of meltdowns on several fronts and Kerry is the messenger, the bearer of what the Obama White House believes is the “magic bullet” that will solve all Middle East issues. Far from providing solutions, Kerry’s package is a poison pill that Benjamin Netanyahu is too wise to swallow.

It is no secret that Obama is on the ropes. His healthcare plan is now anathema to a wide majority of Americans, and scandals such as Benghazi, IRS and NSA have taken their toll. Understandably, he seeks a foreign policy victory, a coup that will rejuvenate his falling poll numbers, but his new recipe is the same old bad dish: Israeli withdrawals and a half-hearted recognition of Israel’s right to exist.

Hizbullah and other terrorists laugh at such agreements and continue to seek what they’ve always sought: the annihilation of the Jewish state.

Myron Hecker
New City, NY

Disney And Jews

Re “Was Walt Disney Really an Anti-Semite?” (op-ed, Jan. 24):

I worked for the Disney Company and met many old timers who were close to Walt Disney. Three were Jewish; none of them mentioned anything about Walt being an anti-Semite.

I hold Walt Disney in very high regard. He loved people…and loved making people happy.

Tony Linn
(Via E-Mail)

The Need For Action

Re “The Torah Never Intended a Get to Be a Weapon” (op-ed, Jan. 3):

What a powerful and compelling article. We as a community have to take action and do more. I wish the rabbanim would make an asifa with compelling directives that we must all take to help these women.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Letters To The Editor”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
A clip from"How to Stab a Jew," the latest hit on Arab social media.
‘How to Stab a Jew’ Going Viral on Palestinian Authority Social Media [video]
Latest Indepth Stories
Ben-Tsvi-122614

“Farming still allows some unique opportunities for mitzvah fulfillment that a city dweller never meets.”

Bill Cosby

It shakes our sense of justice when allegations against a famed role model are covered up or ignored

MK Moshe-Feiglin

Feiglin: Only true liberty will allow us to genuinely connect to our Jewish identity.

Knesset Logo

The silver lining with early elections is the chance to change the current dysfunctional government.

The Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland informed the host he could not say “Israel or Jewish state”

It’s fascinating how sources attain the status “traditional,” or its equivalent level of kashrus.

The West needs to ensure Russia understands that aggression comes at a significant cost.

What benefit is a learning experience that leaves kids confused,disillusioned&harms self confidence?

Girlfriend and double cop-killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley apparently was influenced by Islamic extremism.

We see pictures of mosques, monuments for terrorists, illegal schools, and hundreds of apartments being built on Jewish land without repercussions. We are losing Jewish property, so it is up to us to protect it.

Thus, despite the increasingly serious problems for the mayor arising out of the current anti-police protests, Mr. de Blasio apparently will be cut no slack by those who seem to be aiming for a significant role in running the city from the streets and who will do whatever they can to prevent their momentum from ebbing.

Also left unsaid was the fact that the menorah and its oil were in the Beit HaMikdash, which of course was located on Har HaBayit – the Temple Mount that present-day Muslims claim as their own.

Despite strong pressure to throw the book at the accused, Mr. Thompson allowed him to plead guilty to assault.

A revolution is taking place between good and evil; light and darkness. Make the light activism!

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-the-editor-288/2014/01/29/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: