Stay out of it
Sir, – “Unprecedented'” is actually a good word for what these US
legislators are doing (“‘Unprecedented’ letter addressed to Oren from US senator
slams pending conversion legislation,” July 15).
Whether or not one
agrees with the proposed law does not excuse US government officials for blatant
interference with Israeli law and life. I am sure they would not be happy if
Israel interfered with proposed American laws.URI HIRSCH
no other side
Sir, – Michael Isaacs says that “...there are rights on both sides
and... concessions must be made by both sides for peace” (“Satirizing
Israel,” July 14).
I disagree because there is no such people as
Therefore, they have no rights to the Land of Israel,
which is the historic and legal Jewish homeland, and no concessions to
other than trying to behave like civilized human beings.
Israel has made enormous concessions to this fake people, causing us
Those concessions gave up Jewish land and brought us
death, destruction and a constant call for further concessions.
world is unable to see us living in the tiny strip of land that is Eretz
Yisrael, it seems obvious that it is unable to see us living,
Before, during and after WWII the world without a murmur deserted
the Jewish people while Jews were being systematically annihilated.
it is looking to do the same.
We have a provenance to this land and we
must never forget it, because without it we are nothing.
Share that knowledge
Sir, – With regard to “Knesset strips MK Haneen
Zoabi of privileges over Gaza flotilla affair” (July 14), Zoabi says the
“has no idea of what democracy is.”
She ought to share her rich
democratic knowledge with her kinsmen: Libyans, Saudis and the like.
these democracies might allow their women to drive, vote and, like
be elected to parliament.
Regarding the ad “Questions rarely asked and never answered,” placed in
newspaper on July 14 by Eliezer Whartman, the questions are well
right on the spot.
What Whartman wrote is very crucial for Israel. We are
very thankful for what he brought up, and that the ad appeared in The
We want to relate to Question 9 regarding the Scandinavian issue,
since we are Scandinavian.
It’s only partly true that there is an
anti-Semitic background for the political standpoints. We see that, for
the English and French democracies aren’t much better. And by the way,
happening in the US? The problem, we feel, has a lot to do with the
of Muslims to Scandinavia, so it has a lot to do with winning their
of course, there reside classic anti-Semitic opinions underneath.
would like to read more in the Post about the issues raised in the ad.
understand that it is an independent newspaper and should so be. But
advocate a newspaper that brings up and openly discusses the questions
as subscribers understand are important.
We also feel that those
questions directly relating to the Post should be taken very seriously
DR. HENRIK and ROCKY RABER
New syndrome discovered
Sir, – Already identified is “Jerusalem Syndrome,” an unrealistic,
obsession fueled by religiosity in which the sufferer is the redeemer of
mankind. It seems that we can now add “East Jerusalem Syndrome,” a
obsessional desire, shared by many, to divide the eternal city of
half (“Whose city is it anyway?,” Opinion, July 13).
This obsession is
fueled by various combinations of geopolitics and human rights
It is seldom acknowledged that the “freed” half of the city
would contain the oldest and largest Jewish cemetery, the necropolis on
Mount of Olives, one in continuous use for thousands of years to this
except for 1948-1967, when it was under Jordanian rule. The evidence of
desecration under Jordanian auspices sits atop the mount in the form of a
built on cemetery land. Also, the wholesale removal of tombstones by the
Jordanians and residents of Silwan for mundane building purposes is well
United Jerusalem is dependent on Jewish unity and a
wholehearted revulsion at, and mourning of, desecration, as we repeat
year at Tisha B’Av.
MIRIAM L. GAVARIN
Meant every word
Sir, – I
stand by everything I wrote (“Give us beauty!,” Letters, July 12). If
appearances were not important, the zilliondollar beauty industry would
bankrupt, nobody would buy new lipstick and cosmetic surgeons would be
All I was suggesting is that the medusa-like ladies get their
hair done professionally. And as for the plain one, I used that word
deliberately to avoid an even stronger one.
on the IPO, please Sir, – I have been a subscriber to the Post for as
long as I
have been a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. That’s nearing
Every morning, I open the arts/culture page of your paper hoping
to find some news about the IPO, but am thoroughly disappointed.
Not one word.
One may find reviews of obscure projects, articles on rock
stars and every other thing you can imagine.
Something on the IPO?
This situation has been going on for much too long.
surveys of our subscribers it has been found that the Post is the
widely read newspaper.
It seems inconceivable to me that great artists
such as Pinchas Zuckerman, Itzhak Perlman and our own Zubin Mehta arrive
country to play or conduct concerts, and there isn’t one
Information regarding our next season has gone unprinted only in
your paper. This leads me to the conclusion that there is a blackout
regarding the IPO unless it is a paid advertisement.
Please say that this
is not so.
Many of our guest artists read the newspaper and hope to see
some mention of themselves, and it just doesn’t happen.
SALLY BEN MOSHE
The writer plays horn in the IPO.
The Editor notes:
The IPO has
been mentioned in the Post several times in 2010 alone in the form of
articles or listings. There is no blackout policy.
The fight for Gilad
Sir, – I am a freelance photographer from UK visiting family in Israel
friend. We were fortunate to arrive in time to take part in the march
Schalit the week before last (“‘Don’t abandon my son,’ pleads Aviva
trek reaches Jerusalem,” July 9).
We took hundreds of photos, which have
since gone out on Facebook.
We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love
and support from Israelis of all ages, and dismayed by some extremists
shouted at us to “go home to America,” and by the so-called “Prisoners
who demonstrated against the marchers.
Where was Natan Sharansky, the
famous fighter for human rights, the ultimate prisoner of Zion? I
of how my father and grandparents in the UK demonstrated for his
though at the time it seemed like mission impossible.
I hope that the
fervor for Gilad Schalit will prevail and that people will stand vigil
the offices of the International Red Cross, EU and Quartet.
When I return
home this week I intend to ask people in my shul to become active on
We can never do enough for his release.
Wigginton, Hertfordshire, UK