Naïve About Barron


The Jewish Week’s editorial concerning Charles Barron left me scratching my head (“Representing Brooklyn On Capitol Hill,” June 22).

Shortly after it appeared, Barron was endorsed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke as they share a similar hatred for Israel. And although Barron dismissed the endorsement as “foolishness,” he pointedly did not condemn Duke or his blatant anti-Semitism.

Birds of a feather stick together, and your hope to expand Barron’s “mindset beyond textbook PLO propaganda” and “not to try to marginalize” him smacks of foolishness or naiveté.

The Jewish Week would have never treated Duke so kindly.

Staten Island