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With regard to “US Jews speak out” (Editorial, August 5), the facts about the fatal firebombing in Duma are not at all clear yet, and with one swoop of the collective media brush, The Jerusalem Post and other outlets have taken a religious, moral and patriotic group of 430,000 souls and branded them traitors to Israel.
Traitors to humanity! For the love of God, why are you, of all publications, following the obviously wanton rhetorical line of the elite? We are aware of the news tickers, how every outlet receives, prints, rephrases and blurts out the same packaged info for human consumption to force and direct opinion. It is all over! The question becomes: Will the Post take the blame (or credit) when these 430,000 souls are forced, Gaza-style, to leave their homes or, worse, die there? The patriots become the villains. How crude, simplistic and standard.
Jewish terrorism? There is no such thing! You can only print retractions of the errors of your content. Yet you are the right hand of the problem, not the solution.
DAVID STIEBEL Kfar Hanassi
Yossi Melman (“We must crush Jewish terrorism,” Analysis, August 2) deserves our thanks. His well argued and succinctly worded piece reminds me of Hillel’s advice: “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And being only for my own self, what am I? And if not now, when?” In essence, Hillel was talking about self-preservation and selfishness. If self-preservation means being selfish, so be it. This is no time for Jewish terrorism – not here, not now.
We should never be soft on any terrorism.
The Knesset and judiciary should speak with one voice. Please, before it is too late and we self-destruct.
ANTHONY DAULBY Netanya
With regard to “‘This is the needless death of an innocent young girl’” (August 4), Shira, I didn’t know you, but we, the people of Israel, weep for your untimely death.
Your beauty, intellect and talent were taken away from us; all of it would have been such an asset to the country.
A teenager of 16 just starting to bloom.
The monster who performed this heinous act, who calls himself Orthodox, defamed the Torah and all its teachings. He defied the Ten Commandments – “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself “ and “Thou shalt not kill” – and with that, left a void in lives of your beloved family.
I hope that our judicial system will do what is right to this criminal and give him the sentence he deserves.
We are supposed to be a light unto the nations, but this criminal, whose name is Schlissel (which in English means key) has unlocked a door of darkness with your death.
Your death, like the deaths of the three young boys murdered last year by terrorists, touched the nation. The time has come for the authorities to take things more seriously to prevent this from happening again.
VICKY SCHER Jerusalem Blame game
Regarding “The Israeli blame-game of collective guilt” (Terra Incognita, August 3), about leftwing MKs pointing the finger at right-wing MKs for the death of the Palestinian child and the fatal stabbing at the gay pride parade, while what happened is horrendous, blaming each other is not the way to solve the problem.
It does not make me feel comfortable with the people who are participating in our governance.
If they can’t learn to act like responsible adults, they need to get over themselves or leave.
This is not about them.
It is about saving our country and our people.
SYLVIA WEISSMANN Jerusalem