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  • No reason to kvetch

    To the Editor: Abe Foxman is playing to his base. The only American Jews who should be kvetching about the expat ads are those who feel guilty about not having made aliyah. Howard Brown North Kingstown, R.I. More ▸

  • Weary of liberal journalists

    To the Editor: Re Glenn Beck being honored at the ZOA dinner: I am sick and tired of liberal Jewish journalists demeaning pro-Israel Republicans like Beck, as if support of Israel does not count if the person is pro-life, anti-Obama, etc. It is ironic that many pro-Israel conservatives are demeaned, while anti-Israel Jewish liberals are accepted… More ▸

  • NGOs bill not undemocratic

    To the Editor: It is difficult for me to associate the denial of foreign funding for a hostile cause in Israel with being undemocratic. Where is the connection to democracy? It reminds me of the Arabs associating everything Israel does as being a violation of human rights. Dr. David Morris Bronx, N.Y. More ▸

  • Foolish fashion

    To the Editor: What some inner circle of self-perceived glitterati call "fashion" couldn’t be worn in Haifa, Beersheba or on any kibbutz or moshav in the land; nor should it be. How supremely silly those clothes look, even on the comely sabras wearing them. Israeli fashion, if there is to be such an entity, should… More ▸

  • High-tech school training haredim

    To the Editor: JTA did not do its homework. For quite a while, The Jerusalem College of Technology has been training haredim as software engineers and other high-tech professions. The all-religious high-tech school of Israel has four colleges, two of which are specifically for haredi Orthodox (one men, one, women), and pioneered training them for… More ▸

  • Mean-spirited commentary

    To the Editor: I find the article on the ZOA dinner to be extremely degrading to those who support ZOA. Mean-spirited commentary by JTA used to describe pro-Israel personalities is an embarrassment. Shimon Stone Quantico, Va.   More ▸

  • Left-wing coverage

    To the Editor: The article on the ZOA dinner was dripping with left-wing venom. Why doesn’t JTA hire more objective writers? Art Cohn Palo Alto, Calif. More ▸

  • Palestinian state a fairy tale

    To the Editor: Re the Op-Ed on Israel should support the Palestinian statehood push: This is like asking whether we should support an independent state in Never Never Land for the poor pirates. Never Never Land is a fairy tale, and so is the State of Palestine. Neither has ever existed. Instead of bleating about… More ▸

  • Gross manipulation

    To the Editor: Re the film equating abortion to the Holocaust: I received an e-mail with this movie attached. As a Jew it literally made me feel sick to my stomach. It was a gross manipulation by fundamentalist Christians to align the atrocity of the Holocaust with the abortion debate while also evangelizing in the… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency must raise own funds

    To the Editor: Israel’s people, in contrast to American Jews, contribute comparatively little to general Jewish NGOs such as the Jewish Agency. Regarding the agency, many of its operations are now a part of the Israeli government. If the Jewish Agency needs to raise funds, it should make a greater effort from sources other than… More ▸