Wednesday, October 5, 2011

J.Post October 5: Biden and Pollard

Sir, – Joe Biden’s unconscionable statements arouse anger, nausea and a feeling of gross betrayal. One senses a betrayal of decency and the desecration of the very core of the American value system.

Outrageous pronouncements [by Biden like: "Over my dead body" and "He should stay in jail for life"] to a group of rabbis encourage the suspicion that he is airing the politically weighted sentiments of the President. This is especially evident in view of the fact that Biden himself has voiced the opposite opinion on past occasions.

[I do hope that his rabbinical audience, be they Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox, had the good sense to walk out and declare that they will not tolerate this hateful offense against both Jewish and American ethics.]

Petah Tikva