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Thank you, 'Post' people
Sir, - On behalf of myself, the Radoszkowicz children - Malka, Uri, Dov, Yehoshua - and Abigail's sister, Olivia, and her husband, David, I wanted to thank The Jerusalem Post for the beautiful articles that have appeared in memory of Abigail over the past week. We appreciate the tributes and the support we've gotten from the members of the Post family and are comforted to know that Abigail had a positive impact on the lives of so many at the Post, as she did on the lives of family members.
We've all suffered a terrible loss, but it's clear that Abigail's was a life well-lived. May she be a meilitz yosher for you, us, and the entire Jerusalem Post family.
Sir, - In "Oslo succeeded more than most will admit" (September 10), Douglas Bloomfield argues that it is "unfair" to deem the Oslo Accords a failure for what they "set in motion."
Since Oslo was signed in 1993, more than 1,500 Israelis have been murdered in Arab terror attacks. Is that not grounds to automatically deem Israel's signing of those accords a tragic mistake?
Bloomfield goes on to state that "Oslo meant the Palestinians accepted Israel's right to exist." Well, Hamas has yet to remove the clause in its charter calling for the destruction of Israel, and Fatah has yet to prove that its intent is not to dismantle our state.
To put it bluntly, Oslo failed. Period.
Get him out
Sir, - MK Otniel Schneller says the burden of securing Jonathan Pollard's release should not be placed on American Jewry in order to avoid the dilemma of their loyalty to America being put in doubt ("State comptroller: Every gov't since '96 tried to free Pollard, but US wouldn't yield," September 4).
I see no dilemma whatsoever. Jonathan Pollard is a Jew in an American prison carrying out a sentence the length of which all right-thinking persons see as totally out of proportion. It behooves all those Jews living in the country of his incarceration to do all in their power to effect his release. This is what Jews do; they look after their own.
In the same edition, we read that owing to an impassioned plea by Rep. Anthony Weiner D-N.Y., the Yankee-Red Sox game, originally timed to clash with the start of Yom Kippur, has been rescheduled to "resolve the sensitive issue that impacted many Jewish baseball fans."
American Jews summoned up the determination that changed the timing of a sports match. I call upon them now to move heaven and earth to liberate Jonathan Pollard from his suffering.
DAVID S. ADDLEMAN