Friday, July 8, 2011


Sir, - Prof. Yedidia Stern has earned a well-deserved reputation as a vigorous defender and champion of Israeli democracy. However, when confronted by the question that is central to the concern of many, that of the apparent discriminatory implementation of the law, his answer is sorely disappointing.

His response as to why rabbis, and not intellectuals of the left who incite violence, are singled out by the authorities, is almost frivolous.

Instead of insisting on the same rigorous standards of equality before the law for all, he tries to defend the inequality by saying that the rabbis have greater influence.

He thus sullies a fine reputation!

Petach Tikva