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Keep an eye open
Sir, – Is it not time for security cameras in Jerusalem? They
would have made this week’s blast less likely, and would surely enable the
visual identification of the attackers (“Woman killed, dozens hurt in J’lem
bombing,” March 24).
London and New York are just two major cities where
security cameras have proven effective.
Jerusalem, which has suffered the
more attacks than New York and London combined, is encircled on three sides by
major Arab populations, a pincer that makes it an easy target.
cost/benefit point of view, the investment would save countless shekels over the
long haul, not to mention lives.DAVID C. SAIDOFF
Jerusalem Hit back,
Sir, – It is absolutely unconscionable that southern Israel is
in lockdown, with schools and markets closed due to rocket and mortar attacks
from Gaza (“IDF plans Gaza action as Hamas vacates positions,” March 24). What
other country would allow such an outrageous situation to develop? We cannot let
Hamas’s blackmail take hold and determine the everyday life of our nation. We
must hit Gaza hard – and not just a few tunnels every few days.
read that the terrorist leaders have gone into hiding and turned off their
mobile phones. Let us be ready and waiting when they crawl out of their holes.
And we should never apologize for accidental deaths and injuries – so says Sarah
Palin, and she is so right.JUDY PRAGER
Sir, – It is an honor
to have such a dynamic figure as Sarah Palin love the Jewish state (“Israel is
too apologetic, Palin says during Kotel tunnel tour,” March 21).
she has an understanding of what Israel means to the US and its Jewish citizens.
Why is she one of the few who gets it? Jews always seem so ready to indulge the
enemy, while a women such as Palin, who is not Jewish, tells us to stop
apologizing for protecting our domain.
Unease over Libya Sir, – The sudden war against the Gaddafi regime (“Libyan air
force destroyed, says British commander,” March 24) leaves me feeling uneasy.
Who is in command? What is the strategy? Who has declared war? Is it the United
Nations Security Council? If so, who’s running the war? Probably, we can all
agree that Gaddafi should go. But the concept of a no-fly zone together with
missiles launched from remote warships and foreign airfields does not add up to
a plan for changing a regime.DAVID SHAW
Sir, – Regarding “Will
Israel pick up the tab for assault on Libya?” (Analysis, March 22), it is
becoming increasingly evident that the military coalition against Libya arose
due to the manipulation of the United Nations by the Arab League, which has now
criticized coalition forces who are risking their lives on the Arabs’
Indeed, it is no coincidence that the same regional voices are
now making increased calls to extend such military action to the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a precedent having been established wherein the
use of the West has been successful in the pursuit of agendas politically
expedient to the above entities.DOUG ROBERTS
Gwent, UK Price of humor
Sir, – Your March 23 photo of MK Miri Regev as an elderly gentleman with a long
white beard (“Likud MK launches Knesset lobby to fight delegitimization of
Israel”) was quite amusing.
I am glad to see that our Knesset members –
and the Post – take Purim so seriously.ANDERSON HARKOV
We are pleased when we can make people smile – just not at the
expense of the man in the photo, Nobel Laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann, to whom we
apologize for the incorrect caption.
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