Letters to the editor: February 8, 2019
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Letters to the editor: February 8, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Where is thou Lucy McBath? In the 2018 Congressional 6th District election, the Jews of East Cobb and North Fulton raced to vote for Lucy McBath. Even with no political background, but a sad story of losing her child to gun violence, the Jewish vote put her over the top. It was a chance to avenge Hillary Clinton and show displeasure with President Trump, although economically and with regards to Middle East policy and Israel support, the success of Trump is unprecedented.

The voters did not mind her questionable residency in the 6th District since Jon Ossoff had already shown that not being a member of the community is no big deal and even the darling of the left, Maxine Waters, lives in a multimillion-dollar home far from her underprivileged to district.

I just read that Lucy has failed to set up her local and Washington offices.  She is referring all constituent problems to the office of Senator Isakson. I guess Republican leaders can handle everyday problems, but not get votes. What is more disappointing is that during the campaign, Lucy said she would cross the aisle and work with all parties to bring about common good sense solutions. I guess that folder is still unpacked because in one of the most tumultuous first months of Congress, I have not heard, seen or read about Lovely Lucy with regards to border security and stemming the flow of illegal immigrants pouring into the border, nor have I heard about how she stood up to oppose reelecting Nancy Pelosi whose favorable and unfavorable polls make Trump look so good. Nor have I heard from her about the rampant anti-Semitism of her fellow freshman women who are supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions  against Israel or the close ties of the Congressional Black Caucus with famous anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

So, where art thou Ms. Lucy of a campaign based on a good feeling and not policy? I keep hearing The Who singing “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” but in the end, the resistance got lost in emotion over policy and now we are stuck with a back-bencher Democrat bot. If you know how to open a Congressional office, please feel free to contact her. First actions are like first impressions and I hope the highly educated voters of the 6th also have long memories for 2020.      

The Voice for the Jewish Resistance, Jeff Kunkes, Atlanta

Letter to the editor:

I am sure that many AJT readers, myself included, oppose attempts to “rid the Land of Israel of Palestinians,” in part because the Arabs of Israel are in mortal danger of being labeled as “collaborators” in lands administered by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and in the Muslim countries of the Middle East. Yet, I do think it is a move forward that Jews who don’t have the same sentiment as I do are now attempting to achieve their goal via political action rather than through violence.

May the day come soon when Hamas will stop lobbing missiles at Israeli population centers, digging tunnels to facilitate the abduction and murder of Israelis, and sailing incendiary kites into Israel to set crops ablaze; when the Palestinian Authority will cease inciting its people to violence and paying stipends to those who answer the call (or their families) by attacking and killing Jews. Peace will have been achieved when a documentary can be made about Palestinian leaders actually negotiating on Israeli proposals for the establishment of a Palestinian state willing to co-exist with the nation-state of the Jews.

Toby F. Block, Atlanta

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