Whose unity is it?
Is it political calculation or naiveté that makes someone take a position that is damaging to America and to Israel? Joel Rubin demonstrated both in “Why American Jews should stand with the Squad” (Voices, July 25).
Rubin wants us to stand united, despite our differences. But how far should this go when members of Congress are quite open about their anti-Semitism and anti-Israel positions, oppose legislation that might assist Israel and speak disparagingly against America?
They’ve seen the problem, and it is us
Perhaps in a more perfect world Joel Rubin’s commentary might be persuasive. Notwithstanding the fact that there is much to criticize about the current administration, it should be recognized that those on the far left of the Democratic Party have an agenda for America that could marginalize particularistic Jews and their concerns. It seems to me that to many of them, we are part of the problem and not part of the solution.
MARTIN L. LIPSON
MAGA is a euphemism
I thoroughly applaud Joel Rubin for addressing the central issue of why more Jewish American organizations are not defending Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilan Omar, Aryanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They fail to see that “the Squad” and American Jews share a common enemy.
The motto “Make America Great Again” really means Make America White and Christian Again.
It’s the anti-Semitism, stupid
Joel Rubin just doesn’t get it. There is vile anti-Semitism going on in our country and the world around us.
Instead of calling out anti-Semitism, he is defending “the Squad.” What will it take for this man to realize that anti-Semitism is anti-Semitism?
Lake Worth, Fla.
These young people need to chill
Regarding “Jews protesting ICE are just getting started” (July 18), comparing ICE’s handling of the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border to the Holocaust is obscene, but that young Jewish adults are spearheading this comparison is doubly obscene. It is a further insult that they encourage demonstrations using Yiddish and Hebrew. How can the situation with people coming to the border by their own free will possibly be compared to what happened during the Holocaust?
WILLIAM S. STEIN