Letters to the Editor

Syrians and Jews

As we watch the tragedy unfolding and the heartbreak of seeing children caught up in adult barbarity, we would be wise to remember that the Syrians of Aleppo and many other Arab places destroyed the Jewish communities’ holy places and Torahs the very day after Israel was granted statehood.

These Jewish communities existed for almost 3,000 years and preceded Islam by thousands of years, living peacefully with their Arab neighbors until they were savagely expelled. We also see how Europeans are now acting toward these unfortunate and desperate Muslim throngs after having expelled and destroyed their Jewish citizens in World War II.

Can there be any question as to why the Israelis defend themselves against continuing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism?

Jay Weinstein, North Miami