Bombings Are Wrong
We condemn the recent bombings of
Christian religious institutions in Iraq.
The terrorist insurgents who are fight-
ing against democracy and progress in
Iraq are now targeting vulnerable civil-
ian populations. This past week's
bombing of Iraqi Christians while
they were celebrating mass is uncon-
We join in solidarity with our fellow
Americans from the Christian Arab
American community. This is a
painful time in Iraq's history. We urge
our government to work with Iraqi
leadership to stem these and other ter-
rorist attacks. It is also our dream that
Iraq will become a democratic nation
reigning in peace in the region.
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Andrew S. Doctoroff, president,
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Metropolitan Detroit Chapter
Judi Schraz, chair,
Michigan Region Board
Steven G. Silverman, president,
Jewish Community Council
of Metropolitan Detroit
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More Than A Lesson
As a Holocaust survivor and executive
board member, I feel it is my responsi-
bility to clarify the functions of the
Holocaust Memorial Center in
Farmington Hills and reply to David
Arm's letter ("A Different Perspective,"
July 16, page 6).
The HMC is not about "dead
Judaism." It is about the contributions
of the Jewish people throughout histo-
ry and the important part these con-
tributions played in the evolution of
our world culture. It is about the most
unprecedented atrocity in human his-
tory and its lessons of courage, deter-
mination, morality, hope, hatred and
genocide. It is about the amazing
courage of non-Jewish individuals
who, across Europe during World War
II, stepped away from evil and stood
up for righteousness at the risk of
their own and their family's peril.
These individuals are honored at the
HMC's Institute of the Righteous.
Lastly, it is a place of study, where
individuals can gather information
and find answers to questions in the
collection of archived maternal and
books located in the center's library.
It is the HMC's goal that through
its venue, the public who visit and
particularly the thousands of high
school students who tour annually
with their teachers as part of the
school's curriculum, will walk away
with not just a history lesson, but also
the courage and determination to
make their world a better place for
themselves and others, a place where
brotherhood and understanding are
not an anomaly.
When one reads the many letters of
appreciation sent to the survivors and
docents praising the impact of the
center, we know our effort will rever-
berate into future generations.
Fencing Out Terror
Once again the International Court of
Justice condemns itself by being preju-
diced and biased against Israel.
When Israel took out the Iraqi
preparations for its atomic weapon of
mass destruction, the U.N. con-
demned Israel. When U.S. and many
world soldiers went to war to get the
Iraqi army out of Kuwait, I imagine
that many mothers were happy that
Israel destroyed Iraq's potential for
atomic weapons of mass destruction
with an air raid at Israel's expense.
Now that the pope has equated
anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism, this
leaves the U.N. with more egg on its
face for passing a resolution that
"Zionism was racism."
When India builds a fence in its
Kashmir Province similar to Israel's
security fence, for the same reason, the
U.N. says nothing. But let the Jews
try to defend themselves, and the
"U.N. Court of Injustice" blows a gas-
If Great Britain had allowed the
American colonies the same rights to
have their own country as Israel is
allowing the Palestinians, I doubt the
colonies would have gone to war. All
the Palestinians have to do is to show
they can remain peaceful. The truth is
they will not allow the Israelis to give
them a country of their own. They
intend to subdue the Jews and take all
the Jewish lands.
Where was the world community
during the Holocaust? And where was
the U.N. or the International Court
of Justice during the murder of a mil-
lion Africans, the destruction of a
quarter-million Lebanese and the loss
of half their country to the Syrians —
or the deaths of a million Iraqis and
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