I am appalled and offended by Hillel Levine’s remarks that we should “restructure” our Yom Hazikaron to honor “those lost lives on both sides” (“’Historical Conciliation’ As Key To Peace?” Editor’s Column, July 30).
Should America “restructure” its Memorial Day or Pearl Harbor commemorations to honor those Germans and Japanese who bravely fought and died in World War II? Should we erect a statue to Ho Chi Minh at the Vietnam Memorial?
We Jews, as a people and a state, should honor those that actively sought to deny us even a semblance of statehood, professed and mobilized to toss us into the sea and bombed our buses and pizza parlors?
Have we abandoned our sense of pride and dignity and logic?