Friday, April 16, 2010

Ronald S. Lauder writes to President Obama about Israel

Ronald S. Lauder is the president of the World Jewish Congress. It's websites states its history as follows: "Founded in Geneva in 1936 to unite the Jewish people and mobilize the world against the Nazi onslaught, the WJC is the representative body of Jewish communities and organizations in over 80 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe across six continents." In my book, it's a good organization.

It was heartening to me that Mr. Lauder wrote to President Obama on April 15, 2010. His letter begins:

I write today as a proud American and a proud Jew.

Jews around the world are concerned today. We are concerned about the nuclear ambitions of an Iranian regime that brags about its genocidal intentions against Israel. We are concerned that the Jewish state is being isolated and delegitimized.

Mr. President, we are concerned about the dramatic deterioration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Israel.

Lauder is right, many American Jews feel that the relations between the United States and Israel are deteriorating. And many believe, as I do, that the fault lies with the United States.

Read what Lauder says, in Letter from Ronald S. Lauder to President Obama.

What do you think?

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