Letter to Washington Jewish Week
I realize the WJW is free to print
whatever political views it wishes, but more balance would probably be
appreciated by many readers during this elections season. The “Opinions”
column last week contained two items – an outright endorsement of President
Obama’s policies toward Israel by Lanny Davis. Underneath we found Democrat
columnist Douglas Bloomfield attacking Prime Minister Netanyahu for “meddling
in the American elections” and using Iran as an excuse for not making peace
with the Palestinians. At the top of the “Voices” page, we had a “Rabbi
for Obama” lambasting Romney while praising Obama. While the second column on
this page was a reasoned analysis by Democratic Senator Ben Cardin on the
effects of sequestration on Israel, he understandably had to put in a plug for
the President at the end.
As a regular WJW reader and an
independent voter, I would find it most refreshing if WJW sought greater
diversity in the “Opinions” and “Voices” it prints each week.