Letters to the editor
Diario Judío México - It is amazing to me that students in prestigious universities such as Princeton act without direction from their superiors nor concern about investigating the truth before they proceed with horrendous discriminatory actions.
Case in point
A student (junior) named Braden Flax stated that Mr. David Esterlit is a “poor choice” to be president of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) “given his front-and-center background as a member of the Israeli Defense Forces,” even though “it is unclear what his role in the organization was, or whether his service was compelled or undertaken according to his own volition.”
Apparently his knowledge of Israel is very limited. It is compulsory to join the armed services in Israel. So I question why he is making judgement on what he is not informed.
It is obvious that he has never been to Israel, he has never seen the IDF commit any kind of malicious acts against civilians. IDF only responds against enemy threats like terrorists attacks or prevention of. How therefore does he dare to interfere with an election or judge an entire country ? The IDF is integral part of the security of the state of Israel.
A fundraiser should send Flax to Israel to see and learn first-hand who begins and commits atrocities. Is it not the terrorist leaders for the Gazans and West Bankers? Furthermore, the University should be clearly informing students about the facts and anti-Semitism. Apparently, freedom of speech” is an opportunity for every illiterate to make childish but dangerous accusations.
Parading the likes of Finkelstein a notorious self hating Jew serves no purpose.
I congratulate David for making sure that his time in the IDF is made public. There is great pride in being an IDF officer where they are all considered equal and where all religions and genders are welcome.
May the University select the students for admission better. Having students like Flax can only ruin their reputation.
Pablo Nankin, MD