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Beating Up On Yeger
Letters To The Editor

Beating Up On Yeger

“Palestine: What’s In A Name?” (editorial, April 5) completely missed the forest for the trees.

Whether Councilman Yeger was wise or not to excite the anti-Israel furies is beside the point.

What should worry is that it drew such a disproportionate response from New York City’s political leaders. Political capital punishment was meted out for what should, at most, have been considered a misdemeanor. Instead of those labored apologetics, better, more concise advice to readers would have that classic jocular Jewish telegram: “Start worrying. Details to follow.”


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