Regarding “Local students push for gun safety” (May 23), the confirmation class of Temple Emanuel and their families should be so very proud of what these young men and women have accomplished. Their empathy and caring for the loss of so many students by gun violence exemplifies their kindness and their maturity in memorializing those students who were murdered in school during this past year. Congratulations to the creators of the “Yearbook of the Fallen” for a notable accomplishment.
The Republican Party has good reason to deflect attention from far-right anti-Semitism (“Dems say GOP ignores far-right anti-Semitism,” May 23).
Although BDS supporters and Democratic members of Congress Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) have made verbally inflammatory anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks that must be condemned, none of them have perpetrated physical violence. Robert Bowers and John Earnest, two white nationalists who have attacked synagogues and killed their worshippers, are two far-right extremists who share President Donald Trump’s views of intolerance toward those who are neither white nor Christian.
So it is understandable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) would want to turn their attention away from their own party’s far more dangerous strange political bedfellows.