• Reprehensible stand in Ulpana

    To the Editor: As a Jew and longtime and vocal supporter of Israel, I am compelled to label the seizure of Arab land in Ulpana as a morally reprehensible act reminiscent of the Nazi policies of Aryanization carried out in the 1930s and 1940s. If the land is the legal possession of an Arab or… More ▸

  • Belgium’s example

    To the Editor: In Belgium, I always thought that the Dutch speakers and French speakers just hated each other. Then when I was there, I found out that was not the case at all. Despite extremism on both sides, many Belgians want to see their country together. Of course, it has been together since 1830…. More ▸

  • No remorse for Hagai Amir

    To the Editor: I hope everybody in the Jewish-American community who is concerned for Israel’s future — not just as a Jewish country but also as a democratic country — will join decent people in Israel who condemned Hagai Amir for his refusal to express remorse for helping his brother kill the State of Israel’s… More ▸

  • Missing phrase on proclamation

    To the Editor: The Breaking News item "Obama proclaims May Jewish Heritage Month" omits mention or discussion of what I think is the most interesting bit about the president’s proclamation — it refrains from using the phrase "in the year of our Lord," which is a standard formulation in every presidential proclamation. I wrote about… More ▸

  • Baseless claims on Title VI protection

    To the Editor: David Wilensky’s Op-Ed on “the correct use of Title VI” was an amateurish attempt to condemn an important new legal tool for Jewish students, who are now protected from anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation and discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. He claims that the Zionist Organization of America, which spearheaded… More ▸

  • Not so fast on vouchers

    To the Editor: The appropriate response to Nathan Diament’s hope for a change in the longstanding position of a majority of the American Jewish community on vouchers should be “not so fast.” The fact that a position has been long held should never preclude reconsideration, but when the Anti-Defamation League took a fresh look at vouchers… More ▸

  • VIP treatment in Dubai

    To the Editor: In your story about the withholding of visas of Israeli cardiologists willing to attend the World Conference of Cardiology in Dubai, you also wrote that “Those (Israelis) who actually did attend did not have an easy time. They weren’t allowed to leave the hotel, and their visas were held during their visit…. More ▸

  • JCPA on Title VI legal protection

    To the Editor: In the April 16 Op-Ed on JTA “Jewish groups should embrace new legal protection for Jewish students,” authors Morton Klein and Susan Tuchman of the Zionist Organization of America misconstrue the Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ position on the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights determination that religious identity should be covered… More ▸