Israel’s Peace Efforts Were Not Questioned: A May 18 article presents a woefully inaccurate account of my remarks, and those of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, with respect to our participation in public forums with Israeli government officials (“Foxman, Wiesel Upbraid Israel for Pace of Peace Effort”).
Comprehensive Reform Needed on Immigration: Poll after poll after poll released since November 2006 shows majority support for immigration solutions that include enhanced border security, workplace and employer enforcement, earned legalization for undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship, and expanded visas for future immigrant workers and families (“Cease Citing Bible To Defend Bush’s Immigration Bill,” April 27). Obfuscating this fact with an argument that we immigration advocates rely too heavily on the Bible does a disservice to the healthy discourse about how to best fix America’s immigration system.
Ex-Chief Rabbi’s Words Are Essentially Sorcery :Rabbi David Ellenson opines about Orthodox rabbis in Israel who are saying that Reform Judaism is the cause of the Holocaust and who refuse to give legitimacy to the Reform rabbinate (“Obscene Orthodox Hatred Demands a Clear Denunciation,” May 4).
View Greece’s Wartime History in Context: I am perplexed by opinion writer Andrew Apostolou’s general assessment of Greece’s conscience (“Greece Must Acknowledge Its Complicity in the Shoah,” March 23).
Shoah Is Taught in U.K. The British government and its citizens are anything but in fear of the facts when it comes to teaching about the Holocaust and the State of Israel (“Fear of Facts,” April 20).
New Envoy Will Leave Politics at Water’s Edge An April 13 (“Controversial Envoy to Belgium Vows More Campaign Giving”) article reports that Sam Fox “is vowing to continue donating to political candidates during his time in Brussels…. This decision… could prove contentious for Mr. Fox, given the tradition that ambassadors leave politics at the water’s edge, and could further inflame the debate over his selection.”
I would like to set the record straight with respect to Stephen Herbits and Herb Juli, and their participation in the gay and lesbian community in Miami (“Backroom Battler for Rumsfeld and Bronfman Finds Himself Centerstage in High-stakes Struggle,” March 30). As a longtime community activist and original counsel to the Dade Human Rights Foundation, it seems clear that innuendo and bias were clearly more important to the Forward than balance or accuracy.
The Loveliest Face of Them All My mother appeared on the Forverts’s rotogravure page sometime in the l930s. She graduated from college in l933, like Marjorie Morningstar. Unlike Marjorie, though, she went on to earn a master’s degree at Columbia University in psychology, and got a job in Macy’s personnel department.
Romney Made a Mistake. A March 16 letter to the editor ignores Henry Ford’s shameful legacy of antisemitism and the influence that his publications continue to have on modern-day antisemitic rhetoric and writings (“Ford Motor Co. Helped Israel in the Early Years”).
If There are No Better Options, Then Back Bush What makes Iran a major threat to Israel is the deadly intentions of its rulers (“Candor Among Friends,” March 16). So far, this has taken the form of steady funneling of Iranian arms and funds to Hezbollah forces in Lebanon and Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
This article has been sent!Close