Monday, December 26, 2011

J.Post December 26: More on Friedman


Sir, – Gil Troy (“Sloppy but not self-hating,” Center Field, December 21) demeans himself with his attempt to defend the indefensible. He pleads that labeling Thomas L. Friedman as anti-Semitic or a self-hating Jew is simplistic and offensive.

What utter claptrap! Troy’s arguments are not only specious, but indeed simplistic and offensive.

[Both Caroline Glick as well as The Jerusalem Post editorial have amply delineated Friedman's anti-Israel and anti-semitic views. His malicious and gross attack upon Netanyahu's standing ovations in Congress, as having been bought by an all powerful Israel lobby is nothing short of an anti-Semitic obscenity.]

In truth I am not at all concerned whether Friedman is a self-hating Jew. I am, however, very much concerned about his apparent hatred for other Jews and the state we have built. His willingness to commit us to a return to the indefensible pre-1967 borders and other suicidal concessions in order to appease Palestinian aggression is completely unacceptable to the majority of Israel’s citizens and to its democratically elected government.

ZEV CHAMUDOT
Petah Tikva