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  • East Jerusalem will be Palestine capital

    To the Editor: The part of Jerusalem where the Knesset sits is indeed the capital of Israel, but to say that all of Jerusalem is Israel’s capital is a reiteration of the "Greater Israel" theme of decades ago. If Israel wants to survive as a Jewish and democratic state, it must accepy a two-state solution… More ▸

  • Foxman’s Israel censure was arrogance

    To the Editor: Pardon me, but this is a bad joke, right? How in the name of God does Abraham Foxman summon the bald-faced, cast-iron gall to "slam" Israel about anything pertaining to its sovereign actions as an autonomous state? To say that this is vanity and arrogance just plain run amok is an understatement…. More ▸

  • Obama, Clinton approach is correct

    To the Editor: President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are correct to use diplomatic levers to persuade Prime Minister Netanyahu that settlement building in East Jerusalem runs contrary to Israeli and U.S. security because it is incompatible with negotiations on a peace agreement and a two-state solution. East Jerusalem is not part of Israel,… More ▸

  • Eastern Jerusalem not off-limits

    To the Editor: Vice President Biden should be aware that building in East Jerusalem is not the West Bank, where Prime Minister Netanyahu has frozen construction of new housing. He did not agree to freezing construction in East Jerusalem. Whether construction takes place there should not impede peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Avrom Aaron Levy… More ▸

  • Israel, listen to U.S.

    To the Editor: Israel’s plans to build 600 housing units in Pisgat Ze’ev in eastern Jerusalem over the objections of the United States is but another example of a smug disregard for the good counsel of a staunch ally. The United States well knows that for its own sake, Israel must honor Palestinian hopes of… More ▸