Political discussions among Jews who align themselves with the Democratic party frequently turn to the question of how it can possibly be that any Jew would choose to be a Republican (yes, we really do find it hard to believe!) and how to win them over to the Democrats. I have written previously about how… Read More »
I have been reluctant to write here about the smear campaign against Barack Obama that has been targeted at Jews. I had hoped that people would recognize it as the despicable pack of lies that it most surely is, but alas, it seems that some are not, so I feel the need to speak out.… Read More »
It’s campaign season in the US, and like clockwork, out come the Jews who ask only one question when deciding for whom to vote: “Which candidate is the strongest supporter of Israel?” It is not unheard of to hear such people express the opinion that Jews who consider issues other than support for Israel when… Read More »
First, the letter (also online at the Herald):
Is Israel’s bombing campaign against Hezbollah in Lebanon “disproportionate?” Is Israel to blame for the civilian casualties? What does Israel hope to accomplish?
I just sent this letter to my Congressman, Michael E. Capuano:
Several of Boston’s City Councilors, including Jerry McDermott, who represents my district, signed the ad in support of Israel recently published by the CJP. I sent Mr. McDermott a letter thanking him for his support. Alas, three at-large City Councilors, at least two of which I voted for in the last election, did not sign.… Read More »
I just sent this letter to the editor of the Boston Herald: