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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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From her relatively safe perch in Fair Lawn, New Jersey reader JoAnn Goldstein ("The Israeli Elections," November 23, 2022) joins noted liberal hand-wringers journalist Thomas Friedman and Reform leader Rick Jacobs in bemoaning the rise of “homophobe, Jewish extremist” Itamar Ben Gvir. I would be interested in knowing which of Ben Gvir’s policies have earned him these pejoratives.

Because…

If believing that Israel has absolutely no obligation to create a terrorist state on her borders makes you an extremist, I, too, am a Jewish extremist.

If believing that Jews have a God given right to live anywhere in the land of Israel makes you an extremist, I, too, am a Jewish extremist.

If believing that the only punishment for terrorists is the death penalty, not a jail sentence in a comfortable Israeli jail makes you an extremist, I, too, am a Jewish extremist.

If believing Israelis should be able to wait at a bus stop without being rammed by a car or blown up by a bomb makes you an extremist, I, too, am a Jewish extremist.

M. Greenberg
Englewood
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