Friends like her
Sir, – Sally Foster Fulton’s letter (“Church of Scotland,” May 8) contends that
the report “The Inheritance of Abraham” is “a way forward that brings
What is “love-informed justice?” Fulton’s
writings and other Church documents load bias, not love, into their
proclamations vis a vis Israel.
The current report dismisses Jewish
belief in a biblical right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.
The report is a super sessionist diatribe that includes this gem:
“If Jesus is indeed the Yes to all God’s promises the promise to Abraham about
land is fulfilled through the impact of Jesus, not by restoration of land to the
Jewish people” (Page 8). Well, excuse us for believing
Fulton’s own blog has extensively portrayed Palestinian
“suffering” and Israeli “violence.” Typically missing are these topics:
terrorism, suicide bombing, missiles, Hamas, etc. To paraphrase Alice Cooper,
only Palestinians bleed.
Fulton stated in February that “a good friend
doesn’t stand by and let you hurt yourself or others. We need to be a good
friend to Israel.” Really? Maybe she should say this to the missile squads in
Gaza or the Islamic leaders who call Jews descendants of apes and pigs while
Rev. Fulton, with “friends” like you... well, you
know the rest.
CHANAH STILLMAN Efrat
Sir, – My advice to members of the
Church of Scotland: Read urgently Anti- Judaism: The Western Tradition by David
They will see their mirror image.
JOSHUA ROOZ Tel Aviv
Sir, – I am not defending TV journalist Emmanuel Rosen. I know
nothing regarding the merits of his situation but am disturbed by the
far-reaching laws being proposed to remedy the problem of male sexual harassment
of women in the workplace (“Knesset panel: Law not enough to bar harassment,”
It seems to me that some radical female Knesset members would
like us to reach the point where any man who dares to even lightly flirt with a
woman or simply compliment her on her dress can face charges of harassment or
sexual misconduct. Moreover, it appears to me that these MKs favor a situation
in which women can levy such charges months or years after the alleged behavior,
often with no evidence whatsoever, and the man involved will be treated as
guilty even if he can prove his innocence.
I believe there is a limit to
what the law can accomplish.
Common sense has a role to play as well. Men
and women share a mutual interest in each other that is a biological and social
fact, and it will be expressed.
Unfortunately, it seems these radical MKs
view men as enemies to be confronted rather than allies to be
KENNETH BESIG Kiryat Arba
Leave him home
Sir, – As your April 30
editorial “Speaking freely” pointed out, The Jerusalem Post‘s recent New York
conference did well to include different points of view, from Right to Left and
in between. The speakers gave it a sense of expertise and authenticity.
ask then, why did you have to include former prime minister Ehud Olmert? His
presence lowered the level of the conference.
Among many in
Olmert holds the distinction of being “Mr. Corruption,” with no
integrity and with concern only for his own well being. He might not be
convicted in court, but there has been enough evidence to convict him in the
minds of ordinary citizens.
In addition, his term as prime minister,
including his performance as a military planner (Second Lebanon War), tells us
he has nothing worthwhile to say. The Post should leave him at home next time
J. BENJAMIN FRIEDBERG Jerusalem