web analytics
March 26, 2015 / 6 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Letters To The Editor

Letters-logo

Peres An Israeli Patriot

Shimon Peres’s eulogy for the three murdered Israeli teens (“Wonderful Boys, Sons of the Whole Nation”) was simply magnificent and I thank The Jewish Press for publishing it.

Although I do not agree with most of Peres’s political views, he has always struck me as a good Jew at heart, certainly an Israeli patriot. Some younger readers may not know, and some older readers may have forgotten, that Peres played an enormous role in acquiring massive amounts of armaments for Israel in the 1950s and that he was also instrumental in Israel’s acquisition of a nuclear capacity.

And from what I know of the famed 1976 Entebbe rescue operation, it was Peres, the defense minister at the time, who convinced a reluctant Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to send the IDF into Uganda.

Harold Blum
(Via E-Mail)

 

Apportioning Responsibility

Re “Hashem Yikon Damam” (editorial, July 4):

You cannot seriously expect that listing a series of Mr. Abbas’s statements or actions will contribute to any consequential change in President Obama and his administration with regard to Israel. Nor will it change the opinion of any editorial board of any liberal American news outlet. You might as well pound sand.

I see no mention of responsibility of Israeli leaders in the tragedy of the three murdered teenagers – a tragedy that is but the latest in a long, frustrating series. And without meaningful action by Israeli leaders, there will be more tragedies to come.

That Shimon Peres, of all people, would deliver a eulogy at the boys’ funeral is maddening. Need anyone be reminded that Peres delivered our enemies to our doorstep?

And since the Oslo Accords, every Israeli prime minister has operated on the principle set forth by Peres and Yitzhak Rabin of giving away land for peace, never to be completely deterred by the acts of terrorism and murder committed against Jews. Sure, they launch a few air strikes or brief and pointless military incursions here and there as a token response. But in the end they always hearken back to the same “painful sacrifices for the sake of peace” mantra. We will certainly hear it again soon and our enemies will again be convinced of our weakness.

Israeli government leaders clearly have difficulty accepting the idea that the land belongs to the Jews. And they have that difficulty because they do not believe in Hashem and His Torah. It is to these people that you must direct your editorials. You must include the words of Torah because it is the entire basis for our claim to the land; not the UN, not international law, and not even plain old “fairness.”

It is ironic that it is the Palestinians who act as ruthlessly as they do based on a conviction that the land belongs to them. The leaders of Israel need to be convinced and confident of the truth of Torah in order to act appropriately with our enemies.

Charles Eisengart
East Windsor, NJ

Abbas’s ‘Moderation’

At what point does Israel’s vaunted “peace partner” Mahmoud Abbas finally forfeit his designation as a “moderate”?

Your editorial “Hashem Yikon Damam” enumerates the many ways – sanctioning buildings and roads in memory of suicide bombers; awarding financial grants and showering honor and esteem on convicted murderers; inviting Hamas, which calls for Israel’s destruction, into his government – Abbas has demonstrated he’s anything but a moderate.

The wishful thinking indulged in by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry effectively empowers the Fatah/Hamas government in its duplicitous actions that serve only to further destabilize the security of Israel and the region and blur the essential division between civilized states and terrorist regimes.

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.

Current Top Story
Jon Karl of ABC asks White House Press Secretary, "Yemen is a model of US strategy?"
White House Insists Chaotic Yemen a ‘Model’ for Obama’s War on Terror
Latest Indepth Stories
Safran-032715

Too rarely appreciated for its symbolic weight; it can represent freedom and independence.

Erica Pelman is a spiritually-driven woman. She is founder and director of “In Shifra’s Arms” (ISA), an organization that offers aid to pregnant Jewish women of all religious backgrounds practically, financially and emotionally. Its arms are open to any pregnant woman in need whether single, divorced, separated, or from a financially-strapped family. “Presently, we are […]

Gerstenfeld-032715

Many so-called “humanitarian NGOs” frequently abuse Israel by applying false moral equivalencies

Bibi0303.jpg

Israeli history now has its version of “Dewey Defeats Truman” with headlines from 2 anti-Bibi papers

In God’s plan why was it necessary that Moses be raised by Pharaoh, away from his own family&people?

In their zechus may we all come to appreciate that life is a fleeting gift and resolve to spend every precious moment of it as if it were the last.

In any event, Mr. Netanyahu after the election sought to soften his statement on Palestinian statehood and apologized for what he conceded were remarks that “offended some Israeli citizens and offended members of the Israeli Arab community.”

A worthy idea any way you look at it.

There is something quite distinctive about the biblical approach to time.

The Waqf kept control of the Temple Mount due to Dayan’s “magnanimity in victory” after 6 Day war

The event promotes “1 state” solution (end of Israel as a Jewish State), BDS, lawfare against Israel

I rescued you?! You’re doing me a favor letting me help you!

“Tzedakah tatzil mi-mavet: Charity saves from death”; No death & a tax break? Where do I sign up?

InsideIL targets MBA students at 12 of America’s top programs for its paid Israel summer internship

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/letters-to-the-editor/letters-to-the-editor-310/2014/07/09/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: