Letter to the editor from username: email@example.com
Sent at: Jul 10 2012 at 06:46 pm EDT
To the Editor:
As the agents of record for so many Jewish publications all over the world I would think that it would behoove the JTA to give all the facts of interest pertinent to a story that will probably be carried by most of them.
While it is true that U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) has been a stalwart of pro-Israel policy in the U.S. Congress, and would most definitely be the same on the Senate side, I find it difficult that the JTA fails to note in this story that her opponent in this year's senate race, incumbent U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), is equally strong on issues regarding the US-Israel bond and was in fact the senator chosen by the co-sponsors to introduce the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2011, legislation that serves to strip the president of his/her "waiver power" and finally relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital city of Jerusalem where it belongs.
I am a staunch independent and in any race I choose to look at the person running, their record their policy and their character, not at their particular party affiliation. In this case, I believe the JTA should have done the same - acknowledge in the body of the story that both candidates seeking to represent Nevada would be a strong vote for a strong and everlasting US-Israel alliance.
The sin of omission is sometimes graver yet.
Dr. Mike Cohen
Zionism, Post-Zionism & The Arab Problem