‘Between’ Is Poor Choice of Words


The JT’s Dec. 5 editorial “The Irreplaceable Netanyahu?” referred to “increasing violence in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians.” That terminology failed to make it clear that one side is the aggressor and the other side is simply defending itself.

Palestinian terrorists in Jerusalem have been ramming their automobiles into crowds of Israelis at train stations and randomly stabbing Israeli passers-by. On several of these occasions, Israeli policemen shot and killed the attackers. That is not violence “between” the two sides.

We note that your editorial was published just prior to the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Surely, nobody would describe that act of aggression as “violence between Japanese and Americans.”

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