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I did not read the JT’s Sept. 16 editorial “J Street Crosses the Line,” but I do have remarks on Dr. Robert O. Freedman’s Sept. 30 letter on the subject. Contrary to what much of the media reports, little if any construction is in expansion of settlements. It is additional construction within already existing settlements…. Read More

Milsten: Dedicated, Honest

Barbara Pash Milsten

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Barbara Pash Milsten (“Barbara Milsten: Baltimore’s Best,” Oct. 7). We knew Barbara as a dedicated journalist. She was always  interested in getting the facts straight and reporting the news in an unbiased and honest way. She was tough at times but always fair. Barbara was a… Read More

ZOA Should Join ADL

Jonathan Greenbelt, ADL national director (JTA/Courtesy Anti-Defamation League)

Instead of attacking the venerable ADL (“ADL’s Greenblatt Embraces Controversy, Bemoans Rancor in Community,” Sept. 30), Mort Klein and the Zionist Organization of America should be joining hands with it in combating the anti-Semitic white supremacists who openly support the presidential  candidacy of Donald J. Trump. Wait a minute. Mort Klein can’t really do that, inasmuch as the ZOA’s primary financial… Read More

What about Hillary’s Slur?

The JT’s Sept. 23 article in The Seen, “Transparent Director Wins Emmy; Compares Trump to Hitler,” was an obnoxious effort to once again malign Trump. This presidential candidate, a strong supporter of Jewish causes and Israel, deserves better. Perhaps when running a story like this you should also run the reports of Hillary Clinton’s anti-Semitic… Read More

Truthful Dialogue Needed

It was great to read “Get Your Facts Straight” in the JT’s Sept. 23 Your Say section, as the Jewish community needs to have a substantive, reasonable discussion about the security and future of Israel. The  two-state solution requires a truthful dialogue in which all views receive attention.

Way Off Target

The JT’s Sept. 16 editorial “J Street Crosses the Line” badly misses the mark. The proliferation of settlements on the West Bank not only incites the Palestinians, but also is a major barrier to a two-state solution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict by depriving the Palestinians of land they would need to create a viable state…. Read More

I’m Glad I Now Know

Wow, I loved this story (“You Should Know … Gal Massaton,” Sept. 23). What an outstanding emissary and spokesperson for Israel! Thank you for publishing this item.

Respect Our Needs, Values

The JT’s article regarding adding Eid as a school holiday (“Muslims Look to Jewish  Example in Campaigning for School Days Off,” Sept. 9) put me off but not for the obvious reason. Certainly, school boards must evaluate how to accommodate their schedules in districts where Muslim observers, whether students or teachers, comprise a large proportion… Read More

Focus on the Music, Art

Joshua Runyan’s Sept. 16 Opening Thoughts, “A Most Jewish Conversation,” inspired me to write this. As time goes on, I find that the less I know about my musical and other artistic heroes, the more I can enjoy the music/art that they have given to the world. No musician/artist could ever possibly live up to… Read More

A Real Bargain

There are grounds to criticize President Barack Obama on his dealings with Israel, but last week’s 10-year military  assistance package is not at the top of the list. Indeed, this may be a good deal for both sides. The U.S. is estimated to have spent  upward of $85 billion on overseas military forces in 2014… Read More