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Letters to the editor January 21
Jan 21, 2010 | 4088 views | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Where to begin?

There is so much that could be said in response to Michael Scheuer’s statement on C-SPAN, Israel has no “worth” to the United States.

It could be noted Israel purchases about $8 billion of U.S. goods and services every year. That puts hundreds, if not thousands of Americans to work. 

Americans use and benefit from Israeli technology in computers, communications, health care and defense each and every day. I don’t know how to put a value on that.

Lastly, Israel may be the only true ally the United States has. In United Nations voting, Israel has almost a 100 percent record of voting with the United States; Israel only votes against the U.S. when its own interests are at risk.  

Stuart V. Pavilack

Wheeling, W.Va.

(The author is executive director of the Zionist Organization of America, Pittsburgh Chapter.)


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Jay Greenwald
March 11, 2010
As a person living in Israel since 1996 and living in Judea,I too believe that we can and should be free From the bonds of US welfare payments.

Ouer National interests cannot beheld up because of funding or the lack thereof.

We can do it ourselves.