I sent the following letter to the editor in response to a recent New York Times front page article:
The headline, “G.O.P.’s Israel Support Deepens As Political Contributions Shift” and accompanying article (front page, April 5), wrongly conflate pro-Israel sentiment and opposition to the current multi-lateral negotiations with Iran. In fact, lifting the harsh economic sanctions in return for verification that Iran has abandoned its nuclear weapons program will reduce tensions throughout the Middle East and the impetus towards violence against Jews in Israel and around the world. Republican hostility to the peace talks is motivated by partisan animus and a desire to distract attention from Israel’s human rights violations in Gaza and the West Bank not by deep-seated affection for the Jewish State. Support for Israel means supporting the peace process for Israel and her neighbors.