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  • Finding humane solution for Africans

    To the Editor: In your article regarding refugees and asylum seekers in Israel from African countries such as Sudan, JTA refers to these individuals as "illegal migrants." I am ashamed and disheartened by your use of this unwarranted term. The people of whom you speak are refugees and asylum seekers, fleeing war and violence in… More ▸

  • Karski’s deserving awards

    To the Editor: I was pleased to read that Jan Karski is being posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. My husband and I were privileged to get to know Jan during his later years. He was an outstanding humanitarian, a highly respected professor and a quintessential gentleman. Despite the frustrations that he must have… More ▸

  • On Belgium’s Jewish rupture

    To the Editor: Re: “In Belgium, national rupture spreads to Jews,” Maurice Sosnowski, the president of the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations in Belgium, or CCOJB, told JTA in early April that he did not wish to spark public debate on intracommunity differences. He had hoped that the Forum of Jewish Organizations would follow suit,… More ▸

  • 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 ▸