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A vote for Survival, Rivlin's role, The unreliability of US Jews and Israeli travel to the Emirates.

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March 16, 2015 22:06
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Vote for survival

In my 45 years of living in Israel, I cannot name one Palestinian group that acknowledges Israel’s right to statehood. What’s more, if the Palestinians have a separate state, they will deny Jews the right to live there.

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Logic dictates that we cannot continue to concede territory to this movement, something that has resulted in two Lebanese wars, the cleansing of Gaza’s Jews plus numerous terrorist attacks – after which we are blamed when defending ourselves.

“Peace now” is a euphemism for surrender! We must vote for our right to survive.

CAROL HARLAP Tel Aviv

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Straightforward...


What is most important? Answer: security.



Who is more likely to provide it? The Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog, who wants to give away as much as he can at America’s behest? Zionist Union co-leader Tzipi Livni, who will probably change parties and principles in her desperate desire for power? Or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has shown that he can withstand pressure and tell it like it is on the world stage? It’s no contest. It really is very straightforward.

MAURICE STEINHART Jerusalem

...or not


It’s not that the people don’t want the Likud. What they don’t want is Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. So, Mr. Netanyahu, do the country a favor: Resign now and let your second in command take over.

The country needs a strong Likud, not a weak prime minister.

ANNABELLE HOROWITZ Petah Tikva

What’s in a name?

In “Rivlin to encourage but not force unity government” (March 15), you report that President Reuven Rivlin, in “close conversations,” said that “the results predicted by the polls would not indicate a clear victory, making a unity government necessary.”

Any votes for the Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni certainly could not have been prompted by their non-existent positive policy, but rather by their party’s name – a calculated, clever, ultimate misnomer.

Prior to the next elections, a non-partisan government body should determine the legitimacy of a party’s choice of name.

DVORA R. FRIEDMAN Jerusalem

US Jews unreliable

With a mixture of frustration and disgust, I read the many letters to The Jerusalem Post that attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for speaking to the US Congress.

Although religion has been relegated to a marginal role for many American Jews, it appears that the altar of liberalism and blind support for the Democrats is as strong as ever.

If ever there was an issue that pitted good against evil, it is Israel’s fight with the Iranian ayatollahs, who make no secret their deadly hatred for Israel (as well as the US). Yet on the nuclear issue, many, many American Jews have chosen to publicly side with President Barack Obama, who makes no secret his disdain for Netanyahu for daring to challenge his rapprochement with an Iranian regime that’s sworn to Israel’s destruction.

The moral compass of these Jews is so skewed that if Yasser Arafat were the Democratic candidate for US president, many of them would shrug their shoulders and vote for him anyway, saying: “Well, his record on Israel is a bit shaky, but at least he’s not a Republican.”

We in Israel have been reminded that we can rely only on ourselves, as many US Jews have fumbled the ball and failed to support us in our hour of need.

KENNY FISHER Jerusalem

Less than useful

With regard to “The queen of the desert” (Travel Trends, March 15), maybe I am missing the point. However, I find it difficult to understand why The Jerusalem Post would print what amounts to a full-page advertisement explaining the delights of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates when Israeli passport holders are not permitted entry.

CECIL WEINER Rehovot

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