Fringe positions

Fringe positions

I agree with the NJJN editor-in-chiefthat anti-Zionism is a radical fringe position on both the Left and the Right (“It’s 2013. Let’s debate Zionism!” April 25). It is no more representative of the Jewish progressive community than the anti-Zionism of Satmar represents Jewish conservatives. Virtually the entire Jewish community firmly supports the State of Israel. Even cursory examination of the published positions of the major progressive Jewish organizations, such as J Street, immediately bears this out.

The New York Times publishes many op-ed essays that provoke an eye-rolling “oy vey,” and in principle I should commend them for giving a place to non-mainstream views. But I can’t help agreeing with Andrew Silow-Carroll that these particular two pieces were unnecessary.

Harvey S. Cohen

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