Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another Letter of Mine the NYTimes Did Not Publish

Your report on the violence at Jerusalem's Temple Mount asserts that "the disturbances...were precipitated by calls from both Jewish activists and the Islamic Movement for their faithful to ascend the mount".

However, no Jew ascended into the sacred compound while Muslims did initiate unprovoked rock-throwing in two separate instances. That was the true precipitation and the sole illegal violent act. Jews were not in any way involved.

Yisrael Medad
"To The Mount of the Lord" Society

1 comment:

Kae Gregory said...

You messed up. You muddied your argument with facts. You've been out of the country too long, imo. In the age of change, facts are irrelevant. If I might be so bold as to offer some advice, we now use empty rhetoric to advance our arguments, e.g.; "...we are the ones we've been waiting for", or "the fierce urgency of now". Don't bother trying to figure out what these phrases mean, that would miss the point. Loftiness, that is the new measure of profundity in American discourse.
Glad I could help.