Bla­tant dis­tor­tions

Finweek English Edition - - Front Page - D WOLPERT

I HAVE A HUGE PROB­LEM with the man­ner in which you’ve treated read­ers’ re­ac­tions to Stephen Mul­hol­land’s re­cent col­umn on Is­rael and his views as to why so many Mus­lims hate the Jewish state (14 Au­gust). Mul­hol­land sug­gests that envy may be the pri­mary cause.

While I to­tally ac­cept many read­ers would dis­agree with that view, I’m ap­palled the only re­ac­tion you have pub­lished in your past two is­sues were ugly, racist, anti-Semitic at­tacks on Is­rael, much of which rep­re­sented bla­tant dis­tor­tions of his­tor­i­cal facts that cer­tainly would be re­garded as hate speech in most fo­rums.

Mul­hol­land is cor­rect in his fac­tual as­ser­tion that Is­rael is de­vel­op­men­tally light years ahead of its neigh­bours; none of your hate-filled re­spon­dents could ar­gue against that fact. As Mul­hol­land put it: “There have been 129 Jewish win­ners of No­bel prizes while less than 10 Mus­lims have been so hon­oured.”

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