Letters, Jan. 20, 2016

Story behind Nixon’s resupplying Israel Aaron Leibel’s review of the recent Richard Nixon biographies (“Three books paint portrait of Richard Nixon,” WJW, Jan. 7) refers to Nixon’s order to resupply Israel with needed defense equipment when it ran short during the Yom Kippur War. What is generally not known is how that decision came about. My good friend, the late… Read More

Letters, Dec. 22, 2015

Something for nothing People like Udi Dekel claim “Israel must shape reality” for there to be peace (“Israel must ‘shape reality,’ ex-peace negotiator says,” WJW, Dec. 17). With Oslo and the Gaza disengagement Israel shaped reality, but the resulting reality was terror and rockets. When you give something for nothing that is what you will… Read More

Letters, Dec. 16, 2015

Rabbis’ ‘magical thinking’ The Dec. 10 issue contained news of a letter written by HIAS to Congress and signed by 1,200-plus rabbis (“1,200 rabbis tell Congress to welcome refugees,” WJW). The full wording of the letter is available at the HIAS.org website. The letter, which has a date of Nov. 17, proclaims that the refugee-vetting… Read More

Letters, Dec. 9, 2015

Outrageous to consider Edwards pro-Israel The news article on the voting on a resolution to condemn the terrorist attacks on Israel with Rep. Donna Edwards abstaining from voting in the affirmative shows her true colors (“Maryland delegation, minus one, signs letter condemning Palestinian violence,” WJW, Nov. 19).  It is outrageous that anyone can consider her… Read More

Letters, December 2, 2015

Why a different standard for Israel? French President Francois Hollande is correct to describe the barbaric attacks in Paris this month as an “act of war.” WJW identifies the need to confront the evil these atrocities represent (“The real fight against evil,” Editorial, Nov. 19). The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and its affiliate, the JCRC,… Read More

Letters, Nov. 24, 2015

Holocaust survivor helped found CESJDS The founding teacher of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School was Masha Wolpe Cohen Baras, the sole Holocaust survivor of her family of Kovno, Lithuania (“Charles E. Smith celebrating 50 years of educating children,” WJW, Nov. 12).  Her father Jacob and brother Elisha were transported and murdered at Dachau.  Her mother,… Read More

Letters, Nov. 18, 2015

Ignoring reality Dennis Ross’ recommendations are seriously flawed (“Dennis Ross and Thomas Friedman address lack of two-state solution,” WJW, Nov. 12). As we all are, he is concerned about the current level of violence, but the level of violence is more likely to increase after separation. Ross is pinning his hope on the Arab world,… Read More

Letters, Nov. 10, 2015

Deception is permitted Unfortunately, Edward Stern (“Grand mufti’s falsehoods are revealing,” Letters, WJW, Nov. 5) is not correct about the grand mufti being condemned to torment and ignominy for his false statements about our Jewish Temples or any other falsehoods against Jews and Israel. In fact, the religion of peace actually allows the practice of… Read More

Letters, Nov. 4, 2015

Visitor doesn’t get sense that Israelis live in fear I was in Israel two weeks ago in the midst of the reign of terror of stabbings. While my Israeli friends and relatives issued cautions, I did not get the sense that they live in fear (“Jerusalem responds with police and pepper spray,” WJW, Oct.22). When… Read More

Letters, Oct. 28, 2015

A look at Dr. Carson’s opinion on Muslim president Should a person of the Muslim faith become a candidate for the presidency of the United States, asking the candidate the following questions would be appropriate (“Extremism in the defense of, what,” Editorial, WJW, Oct. 1): Do you accept women as equal to men in every… Read More