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  • ‘Tachles’ needs better definition

    To the Editor: In your article "U.S.-Israel crisis: This time, it’s serious," you referred to "tachles" — defined in the same sentence as "increased assistance to Israel in the realm of military cooperation, such as missile defense, and ramped up pressure on Iran to make its nuclear intentions transparent." I believe the term needs further explanation,… 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 must apologize to U.S.

    To the Editor: The decision to announce the new eastern Jerusalem settlements during Vice President Biden’s visit is obviously a slap in the face to the U.S. meant to embarrass the Obama administration. If Prime Minister Netanyahu was unaware of this timing, he should speak out publicly ASAP to denounce the Interior Ministry for its… More ▸

  • White House promises don’t matter

    To the Editor: You write that Jewish leaders urged Vice President Biden at a meeting that the Obama administration speak directly to Israelis, presumably about the need to advance the peace process, and that there is a "consensus" among Jewish groups on this issue. To advance peace, Israelis need to hear sincere statements of good… More ▸