Contrary to your Editorial (“Pence And Sensibility,” Jan. 26), it is refreshing to have an official of the U. S., namely Vice President Mike Pence, state the support of Israel of the present administration contrary to the previous one. Internationally there has been little support for the State of Israel, including the General Assembly of the U.N. It was high time for the U.S. to state the obvious that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority do not want peace but instead the destruction of the Jewish state.

While many consider Mike Pence one-sided, I feel that he supplies a counter to the biased media, particularly The New York Times with its daily assault on Israel, and [former Secretary of State] John Kerry admitting that he favored Abbas and the Palestinian Authority.

Manhattan