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Facing Off with Thomas Friedman on Israel

December 15, 2011

A horrible article by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times: Newt, Mitt, Bibi and Vladimir

A wonderful response by Jonathan Tobin in Commentary magazine:  Thomas Friedman and the New Anti-Semitism-Part One

And here is a letter I wrote to the New York Times (read it here … they will  never print it!):

Thomas Friedman’s charge [column, Dec. 14, 2011] that Benjamin Netanyahu’s standing ovation in Congress “was bought and paid for by the Israeli lobby,” is rather nefarious sounding, especially when no proof is offered for such a highly charged claim.

Backing his position by the belief that Mr. Netanyahu would receive a  more negative reception speaking at the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Friedman overlooks the possibility that the members of the U.S. Congress are better informed and have a clearer picture regarding the Middle East than the students on a Madison, Wisconsin campus.

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg,
Rabbi, Beth Tfiloh Congregaton
Dean, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

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