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Jews Must Condemn
Islamists Killing Christians
Coptic Christians are being mas-
sacred by Muslim Brotherhood sup-
porters in Egypt, while President
Obama and his administration say
virtually nothing.
Yet, when Israel wanted to build
residences for the burgeoning Jewish
population, Obama and his adminis-
tration immediately condemned the
action and subsequently sent money
to Gaza.
Since Israel's founding, many
members of the Christian community
have stood up and strongly supported
Israel and continue to do so today as
Israel is being besieged on every side
by its Islamic neighbors and rocketed
by Hamas.
Where is the like support from the
Jewish community for the Christians
being massacred by the Muslim
Brotherhood?
There is a saying that they will first
come for the "Saturday" people [Jews]
and then for the "Sunday" people
[Christians]. Well, since the Saturday
people are no more in Egypt, they
have come for the Sunday people.
Where are the Jewish groups like
Jewish Voice for Peace who claim to
be for "peace" in the Middle East, but
condemn only Israel — never Islamic
terrorists like the Muslim Brotherhood
and their offshoot, Hamas.
Where are the voices of the
so-called "moderate" Muslims, who
often are invited to the Obama White
House and have prominent positions
in the State Department?
American Jews have prided
themselves on supporting religious
freedom and tolerance. It is time
for the Jewish community to loudly
condemn the massacre of Christians
by Islamists in the Middle East,
including the Brotherhood (who the
administration supported in Egypt),
and to pressure this administration to
do likewise.

Irving Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Farmington Hills

Supporting BBYO Ensures
Jewish And Israel Survival
I want to tell you how happy and
thrilled I was to see the full page ad
in the Jewish News regarding BBYO
(Aug. 22, page 4).
I attended an event in April in Boca
Raton, Fla., at our synagogue, Beth
Ami, on behalf of BBYO.
We were told that in spite of the fact

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Days are a time of

personal reflection

and meditation.

For Richard

Kaplan, it is a time

to join with his

that Hillel-The Foundation of Jewish
Campus Life, Stand With Us, AIPAC
and other Jewish organizations are
trying to do the best job they can to
keep our youth involved in pro-Israel
causes, unfortunately, the results are
not very good.
A student representing Hillel
attended the event. He told us that
Arabic students and misinformed
American students held anti-
Israel rallies at the Florida Atlantic
University all week. I asked him how
many Jewish students attended on
behalf of Israel; he told me that it was,
unfortunately, less than a dozen.
To the best of my knowledge this
university has thousands of Jewish
students. I was shocked, saddened
and dismayed by the lack of interest of
Jewish students to stand up for Israel.
The speaker of this event implored us
that we must start instilling Zionism
and the love of Israel in Jewish
children way before college.
He told us that we must spend more
resources for BBYO. It is extremely
important to do that before they go
to college. BBYO has been around for
a very long time, but it seems to me
that it was a low priority for the Jewish
community to strongly support BBYO.
The Detroit Jewish community has
been in the forefront with its strong
support of Israel. I sincerely hope that
we will make BBYO a top priority
for supporting Israel and for Jewish
survival.

David Kahan
Bloomfield Hills

Pollard's Term Unjust
Compared To Manning's
"Biggest U.S. spill of classified infor-
mation draws stiffest penalty," said
the Associated Press news article in
the Detroit News regarding Bradley
Manning.
By what standard of justice do they
measure his sentence? Thirty-five
years with eligibility for parole in
seven is a walk in the park compared
to Jonathan Pollard's life sentence
with no mercy.
Considering that Pollard leaked
information to an ally and not to
the public or hostile nations, as did
Manning, one of these sentences is
grossly out of proportion one way or
another.
Our government has yet to explain
what Pollard did that deserves
continued incarceration while it
demands the release of Palestinian
terrorists who murdered women and
children.
Why is our community silent in
the face of these latest examples of
unequal justice for Jews? Are our edi-
tors too consumed with the problems
of Detroit to remember the plight of
one of our own?

Dennis L. Green
Farmington Hills

Correction
• The correct mailing address for
StandWithUs-MI ("Advocates For
Israel; Aug. 29, page 26) is P.O. Box
251153, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.

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