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Lies about Jews

Re “Touchy subject, this Israel situation,” Other Voices column, June 4:

Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head as Dick Tracy in his column promotes pernicious lies about Jews. Throughout history Jews have been scapegoated and libeled. Mr. Tracy says that he’s not anti-Semitic. He says that some of his best friends are Jewish. Well, Dick Tracy is playing a dangerous blame game, which will only fuel the fire of hatred and invite extremists to step in with incitement. Incitement creates an environment conducive to, and accepting of, terrorism.

I could refute every single point Mr. Tracy makes in his column, but I won’t. His words speak for themselves. Shame on The Union for publishing his article. The battle against such bigotry will not be won until editors look at such submissions and conclude that newspaper articles ought to be a vehicle for dialogue and learning, not blame or divisiveness.



I suggest that Dick Tracy stick to gardening. While our world prays for the seeds of hope, his column has indeed planted seeds of ire.

Rabbi Reuven Taff




Mosaic Law Congregation

Sacramento


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