Letters to the Editor: August 2, 2017

A Sad Reality

It’s not about Jews and Muslims, it’s not about Israelis and Arabs. It’s about those who support terrorism and those who stand up to it. 

Terrorists killed two police officers on Temple Mount. Those who stand against terror install metal detectors. Muslim leaders encourage their followers to riot, refuse to go Temple Mount and defy authority. 

Riots break out and three members of a Jewish family in the West Bank are murdered at their Shabbat table by a terrorist who was encouraged by his religious and political leaders. Sadly, the violence and terrorism against Jews will continue as long as the other side is led to believe that terrorism is the path to winning.

Mike Minoff

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He Can’t Be Serious

Recently, President Donald Trump sent his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the Middle East in an attempt to broker a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.

What was Trump thinking? Sending Kushner, a novice, and an inexperienced person on foreign policy, to negotiate peace between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, two highly experienced politicos, was incomprehensible and beyond belief.

If Trump is serious about his hope and desire to bring peace to the Middle East, he needs to rethink his strategy and send an experienced, established negotiator to the region in an attempt to accomplish a very arduous, complicated, task.

That said, sending Kushner to the Middle East, rather than someone who is capable of handling such a difficult assignment, was tantamount to bringing a knife to a gun fight.

Gene Carton