Mr. Segan’s letter (“A free and open press,” Sept. 2) evades the issue, and begs for a reply. He is not about free speech. He wants the JTNews to be some sort of guardian of anti-Israel commentary and positions, even if those positions are identical to that of the Palestinians. Washington’s Jewish newspaper is supposed to be for all things beneficial to our local Jewish community and Israel. There are plenty of Palestinian publications Segan can go to.
If one wishes to side with the Palestinian view on nearly every security and defense issue, for example, that is his right, but call it what it is: a pro-Palestinian view.
If you are against Israel on issues that protect her citizens, for example the security fence, the naval blockade of Gaza, checkpoints, targeting terrorist leaders, and other necessary measures — regardless of which government happens to be in charge, then you are, by definition, pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel.
Reminds me of the proverbial “with friends like this, who needs enemies?”
Change your label, Mr. Segan, call it like it is, and, yes, JTNews has given you way too much print time already.