Letters to the Editor: Concerning Tyler Cherry
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Letters to the Editor: Concerning Tyler Cherry

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Letter to the editor,

We are writing to bring to your attention a matter of significant concern regarding the recent appointment of Tyler Cherry as the Associate Communications Director in the Biden administration. We believe it is crucial for the public to be informed about Mr. Cherry’s past statements on social media, particularly those concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict, which he has recently disavowed. His previous comments are troubling and raise questions about his alignment with the current administration’s policies.

We are very concerned about Tyler Cherry’s appointment as the Associate Communications Director. Mr. Cherry recently disavowed his past statements on X.com regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict, yet his past comments are troubling.

In a tweet on 7/26/2014, Mr. Cherry wrote, “Cheering in Bars to ending the occupation of Palestine – no shame and f*ck your glares. #ISupportGaza #FreePalestine.” Additionally, on 8/1/2014, he criticized the CA Young Democrats, Senator Boxer, and the CA Democrats for their stance on Israel, highlighting a “shameful voidance and disregard for civilian casualties in Palestine from ‘champions’ of Dem ideals.”

“The right can’t STAND to see a fierce Muslim woman at the helm of the resistance and thus have to make s*** up to smear her #IMarchWithLinda,” was tweeted on January 26, 2017.

Although Mr. Cherry stated on 6/23/2024, “Past social media posts from when I was younger do not reflect my current views. Period. I support this Administration’s agenda – and will continue my communications work focused on our climate and environmental policies,” his past tweets raise concerns.

As pro-Israel voters, the choice of someone who previously stated #freepalestine goes against  pro-Israel policies. Mr. Cherry’s history of challenging Dem Party leadership on Israel policies suggests he may not support the administration’s stance on Israel.

Mr. Cherry’s appointment should be reassessed. It is crucial that the Associate Communications Director, a role that influences public perception and policy communication, be held by someone whose views and history align consistently with the administration’s international policies.

The last thing we need as Jewish and pro-Israel voters is a voice within the White House steering the administration towards a more negative stance on Israel. We urge you to reconsider Mr. Cherry’s appointment to ensure the administration’s messaging remains clear, consistent, and supportive of Israel.

Terri Kaminetsky      Mara Robbins
Judith Kandel, Los Angeles, California      Linda Chernoff MD
Idit Kosti PhD       Basheva Goldberg
Jenny Alkon      Rebecca Robinson
Leah Glicksman      Hoda Minoofar
Uri Ben Yehuda      Dr. Robert Bruckstein
Cindy Smukler      Robin Goldstein
Janice Hart      Miriam Rose
Alisa Berger, Lawrence, NY      Rabbi Yankel Kreiman
Yaacov Levy       Audrie Caracciola
Elizabeth Goldbaum      Gideon Loebe
Dena Brody      Reena Benedict
Anabella Fischer, Aventura, FL      Dina Torgan
Suzanne Kolen Herz      Rachel Luterman, Philadelphia, PA
Caroline Namdar      Ramona Gamzeltova
Rachel Greenberger      D. Hermann Chasen
Howard Amiel      Debra Schaffer MD
Doris Roubeni      Estee Lichter, New York
Lawrence Stern      Dinah Miller Marlowe

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