Letters March 16, 2017

Two-state solution would aid enemies of Israel The only time Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) references that he is Jewish and that he visited Israel over 50 years ago (but not since) is when he scolds Israel? Criticizing Israel doesn’t make one anti-Semitic, but it does when you only criticize Israel and not its enemies (“Sanders… Read More

Letters March 9, 2017

Administration doesn’t embrace tikkun olam concept By all means give Vice President Mike Pence credit for visiting a desecrated St. Louis Jewish cemetery and saying the right thing about hatred and violence (“Pence to the rescue,” Editorial, March 2). I would be less sanguine, however, since most of the messaging from this administration has come… Read More

Letters March 2, 2017

Hitler comparison article needed examples, explanations I was disappointed in the article “Drawing a line when it comes to Hitler comparisons” (Feb. 23) because I feel it trivialized the unspeakable horrors and millions of deaths caused by Hitler and his henchmen. In the current supercharged political environment, the topic is a worthy subject for discussion; however, I feel it… Read More

Letters February 23, 2017

Attacks on Jews go beyond Holocaust statement omission I very much liked Leon Weintraub’s Voices piece (“They even want to take away our history,” Feb. 16) as a cogent historical review of the multifaceted assault on Jews to the present day (I am a friend of the author and very much admire his writings on… Read More

Letters February 16, 2017

Op-ed didn’t measure up As a newspaper, the Washington Jewish Week has the right, indeed the responsibility, to offer opinion pieces and editorials. Opinion pieces and editorials should offer informed opinion and insight based on some kind of evidence that will help inform and enlighten readers. On that scale, the paper failed miserably last week… Read More

Letters February 9, 2017

Peace Now refuses to see reality In an interview with Washington Jewish Week, Avi Buskila, the head of Peace Now, provides nothing new (“Respond to fears, says Peace Now head,” Feb. 2). He says Israel “needs an international border,” but borders mean nothing to Palestinians who believe that all of Israel is occupied territory. He… Read More

Letters February 2, 2017

Words of wisdom Regarding the article “Golf club decides to welcome Ex-President Obama” (Jan. 26), in the words of the late Abba Eban, “Men and nations behave wisely when they have exhausted all other resources.” JOSEPH B. GURMAN Seabrook Helping Trump-Kushners relocate Having just finished reading “Dear Ivanka and Jared” (Editorial, Jan. 19), I very… Read More

Letters January 26, 2017

People may dislike Obama’s actions There are many good reasons to dislike, even despise, former president Barack Obama. Over the course of his eight-year tenure in the Oval Office he has weakened America, betrayed our allies and polarized the nation. He willfully ignored the law in pursuit of a narrow political agenda, governing by executive… Read More

Letters January 19, 2017

Wrong to publish D.C. address For Trump-Kushner family I really question the reason for the Washington Jewish Week printing the purported new District of Columbia home address of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (“Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner moving into D.C. house,” Jan.5). What can the reasoning be? Being the first to print a scoop? Intending… Read More

Letters January 12, 2017

Where’s the concern for Israel? If the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran’s radical leadership wasn’t enough for Jews to abandon the Democrat Party, the recent vote on the U.N. Security Council resolution targeted at Israel may just do the trick. The resolution declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem since the 1967… Read More