Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alas, Another Letter to the NYTimes Not Published

Surprise but my letter hasn't been published:

Your Oct. 2 editorial suggests that Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s "present course is antagonizing everyone" and that the NYTimes finds it "hard to see why he thinks it is in Israel’s best interest."

A possible answer is that what is in Israel's best interests are the country's current and future security, its basic national goals, its negative experiences with Arab terror and anti-Zionism for over nine decades, the American administrations decided lack of forthrightness in confronting Iran's nuclear program, the continuing anti-Israel incitement of the Palestinian Authority, the failure of territorial withdrawal evidenced by the Hamas-ruled Gaza after the 2005 Disengagement, not to mention the world-wide rise of anti-Semitism, the liberal support for boycott as well as the current American administration's confrontational attitude or abrasive acts like the reported March 2010 snub at the White House.


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