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Disgusted with Pelosi’s Antics

Dear Editor:

Pelosi embraces Al Sharpton and the Congressional Black Caucus who stand with and refuse to renounce open, unabashed, Jew hater Farrakhan. Pelosi said “Al Sharpton saved America”. Sharpton brought us the completely fabricated, racist Tawana Brawley charges against an innocent white police officer whose life was ruined, a man Brawley falsely accused of rape in 1987.

Pelosi defends Tlaib and Omar who peddle outright lies, slander and bigotry against Israel and Jews and…gets a Profile in Courage Award. “The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said that “desperate attempts to smear” Tlaib and misrepresent her comments were “outrageous.” Tlaib was neither smeared nor misrepresented. It was Pelosi’s defense of her remarks that was outrageous. Worse, this is now part of a pattern by Pelosi of sanitizing and normalizing antisemitism.”

Tlaib rewrites history by attempting to whitewash the so called Palestinian Arabs’ siding with Hitler and waging war on Israel even before it was a nation, exactly the kind of anti-Semitic lies that are spread to delegitimize the state of Israel…”Palestinian leadership during World War II actually worked with Adolf Hitler. Far from giving their lives to provide safe haven for the Jews, as she claimed, the Arabs of Palestine did everything they could to stop them from coming in and slaughtered as many as possible. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al Husseini, formed a pact with Hitler that if he won the war, the Mufti would ensure that every Jew in the Middle East was exterminated.”

“Although Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar accused Israel of “hypnotizing the world” and prayed that “Allah awaken the people and help them see [Israel’s] evil doings,” Pelosi appointed her to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. And after Omar claimed that Jews use their money to suborn American politicians in the interests of Israel, Pelosi played down the remark. “

John F. Kennedy must be turning in his grave, he who stood for truth telling and courage. This was a man who could identify a real victim from an oppressor, insights that are lost on Pelosi. This award disgraces the Kennedy center and his legacy.

What does this say about the future of Jews in the USA when leaders who support Israel demonizers and hate peddlers get distinguished awards?

Sincerely

Ginette Weiner,
Scottsdale, AZ


Concerned about the Measles Outbreak

Dear Editor:

Concerning the measles crisis that has plagued the Orthodox Jewish community in the New York City area, allow me to say that as a grandparent I am very concerned about my newborn grandson. He is only 4 months old and his older siblings all attend yeshiva and are in constant contact with other children. There is nothing wrong with that. What there is something wrong with is that my grandchildren have been vaccinated and there is a big chance some of the other kids they come in contact with are not. Like other grandparents, I would be devastated to learn that my newest grandchild would be susceptible to this horrible illness.

I would immediately advise all yeshivos, Jewish camps and synagogue day care centers to mandate that all parents present documentation that their children have been vaccinated. It is the least we can do to ensure that our children remain safe and unharmed.

Sincerely

Shirley Wasserstein


Proud of President Trump’s Trip to the UK

Dear Editor:

In regards to your cover story last week, “Trump Treated Like Royalty in UK; Calls London Mayor “Stone, Cold Loser,” allow me to say that I am exceptionally proud of how President Trump conducted himself while in London with Queen Elizabeth II and the entire royal family. His status as a brilliant diplomatic figure has just been considerably elevated and I thought this conduct was beyond superb.

Watching Trump on television, I wondered if the world was cognizant of the real historic significance of this visit. Yes, the visit focused on paying homage to the 10,000 brave American troops who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944) but I definitely think there is much more to it. Trump understands the power of a great trade deal and how it can positively impact the British economy. He also understands the deleterious effects of globalization and the proliferation of socialist democracies. I also think that he understands that the US-UK alliance could be tremendously strengthened after a real plan for Brexit has been crafted.

On another note, I also feel quite badly that British PM Theresa May has announced her official resignation from her post. Due to political wrangling and threats from opponents she tenure was way too abbreviated. The one thing, however, that I still cannot understand is how she can possibly say that the UK is in favor of the Iran nuclear deal. But I guess that issue is for a separate letter.

Sincerely

Marvin Greenspan


Big NY Yankees Fan

Dear Editor,

Start spreading the news! I was happy after reading your article “Yankees Ranked Most Valuable Franchise in MLB on Forbes List,” because, well, I am a big Yankees fan. I guess the Yankees won the MVF award, so to speak.

The Yankees Franchise bought back the YES Sports television Network, which broadcasts Forbes’ “SportsMoney” show, for $3.5 billion from Disney in March. The Yankees team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, a Cleveland-based shipbuilder, who bought the team in 1973 for $8.7 million.

It is no surprise that the world’s most successful sports franchises tops the MLB list for value, and it makes me proud to think of that value that is created right up in the Bronx. I think about how my late grandpa grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium and was a huge fan, having seen almost all of the greats walk out onto the field. It gives me some joy and comfort to think about how the franchise is still thriving and not going anywhere anytime soon. Here’s to hoping for more championships and more franchise success.

Sincerely,

Winona Muntz

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