Taking on Syria
Sir, – With regard to “NATO allies dismiss UN as they prepare to
strike Syria” (August 29), the Arab League correctly has condemned the use of
weapons of mass destruction by whoever used them in Syria, and is urging the
West to punish the perpetrators for this crime against innocent people, who
included, of course, children.
My observation is that as most of the
members of the Arab League are armed to the teeth with what we are informed is
highly sophisticated weaponry, it is incumbent on the Arab nations to first
punish Syria, and then ensure that it does not repeat this murderous
Surely it is within the remit of the Arab League to recognize
that this is an Arab problem and that it should not fall upon the rest of the
world to finance and risk life and limb, once again, on its
Sir, – I can understand the Obama
administration’s reluctance to get involved militarily in the Syrian civil
However, it is incomprehensible how, in light of the recent
largescale use of chemical warfare, America, along with the other enlightened
nations, are unable to organize a massive airlift of gas masks, filtered
incubators, atropine syringes, detox systems and whatever else is necessary to
minimize the effects of these barbarous and inhumane acts.SAMUEL
Jerusalem Tired of the terms
Sir, – I respectfully request that in
the future you stop referring to our towns and villages in Judea and Samaria as
This conjures up enclaves perched on hilltops and
surrounded by barbed wire and fences.
Likewise, the derogatory title
“settler” conjures up a Davy Crockett character running around waving a
Towns and villages like Efrat and Ma’aleh Adumim, with thousands
of productive residents, are no more “settlements” than are Tel Aviv and Petah
Tikva. A newspaper of note such as The Jerusalem Post should set an example and
take that word out of use.JUDY PRAGER
Petah Tikva Poisoned minds
I am surprised that your excellent Media Comment feature has never mentioned the
Balen Report, which looked into BBC bias against Israel.
The British news
gathering organization has spent a lot of money in an effort to keep the report
out of the public domain. This confirms that the BBC, the most influential
purveyor of international news, has been poisoning the minds of millions of
people around the world for many years.LEO MARKS
Sir, – Many things are happening in our little country, things that are of
concern to someone such as myself and many others.
As a very concerned
citizen I take the time to connect and communicate with our Knesset members.
Sometimes it is to commend them on their actions. Other times it might be to
Then there are the times I disagree with them and want
to express my dismay.
Sadly, I have to report that there is almost never
a response. It does not matter if it was a complaint or a compliment. There is
Tell me, dear Knesset members: Why do you have email
addresses? Why are you not more responsive? Why do we seem to hear from you only
in an election year? Why do we not get, at the very minimum, of confirmation
that our letters were received? I would really appreciate an answer. The Israeli
public deserves better! YEHUDIT SPERO
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