Disrespect? No.

Regarding the article “City Council Conflict” (Jan. 23) I would like to put in writing to Baltimore Jewish Times readers what I told my City Council colleagues and attendees at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting regarding my votes on two City Council bills. I voted “nay” on a bill introduced and heard by committee… Read More

Nous Sommes Tous Chaim.

The observation (“Respond with Unity,” Jan. 16) that “to assume that Jews bear a communal responsibility for Israeli actions is manifestly false and dangerous and Jews throughout the world are right to object” strains credulity. From the lobbying of AIPAC to The Associated slogan “We are One” to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for French… Read More

Call to Labor Party

Barring earth-shattering events, Benyamin Netanyahu will again be made premier as a result of the March 17 Knesset elections. Even the most cursory glance at the public opinion polls clearly shows this. The Likud’s coalition will be right-wing religious, and its partners will most likely be the Bayit Hayehudi (Jewish Homeland) party of Minister Naftali,… Read More

Islam Is Not Good Fit for West

Joshua Runyan’s comments are well taken (“Respond with Unity,” Jan. 16). However, refusing to call a spade a spade with regard to these incidents merely reinforces the idea that the Jews of Europe are afraid. The fact is that Islam in general is not conducive to assimilation into Western societies.   It is beyond me… Read More

Fault Lies with Arabs

Steven Krubiner’s criticisms of Netanyahu and his policies as the source of continued strife between Israel and the Arabs sound childish (“Clear Choice,” Jan. 2). The infant thinks family conflict is caused by his actions, and if he is good, this will solve mommy and daddy’s problems.   Israeli actions are secondary. Most blame for… Read More

On Iran, Obama Must Change Course

In a Jan. 9 editorial, “Time to Reconsider Iran Sanctions,” the JT suggests that the purpose of new sanctions legislation would be to keep the Iranians at the negotiation table. However, we should be mindful that sanctions were originally imposed to pressure Iran to comply with a half-dozen hard-won U.N. Security Council resolutions. These resolutions… Read More

JT Misses Mark

While the first three paragraphs of the JT’s editorial “Empty Gestures” (Jan. 9) factually outline the current situation between the Palestinians and Israel, the next paragraphs, where you imply the moral equivalency of Israel and her enemies, is unconscionable: “Israel and the Palestinians continue to make accusatory statements against one another and alternately take steps… Read More

Rise of Nationalism

I am writing to all Jewish newspapers in Canada and the U.S., as a concerned Jewish writer who experiences racism and anti-Semitism on a regular basis, much as French Jews are living it in 2015. I live in Montreal, Quebec, where only a year ago, our religious rights and freedoms were on the legislative chopping… Read More

Win-Win Situation

Marc Shapiro’s Jan. 2 article on the issue of wages for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (“Opinions Divided on Subminimum Wage”) did an excellent job in conveying why there is a need to continue expansion of job opportunities that pay at or above minimum wage while cautioning what would occur if we completely disallow… Read More

Danish Hypocrisy

It’s always good to know when someone has left no doubt about their anti-Semitism and hypocrisy. Jesper Vahr, Denmark’s ambassador to Israel was clearly revealed in this regard in “European Hypocrisy” (Jan. 2). Remarks of the sort he made at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference would get many diplomats declared persona non grata and sent… Read More