To the Editor,
I must express my disagreement with Joe Murray's May 27, 2008 opinion column titled "Deceiving The Dispensationalist". I found it to be both badly conceived and poorly written. Rather than correct Murray's consistent lack of logic and factual errors point by point, I would like to quote Chuck Colson from the June 2008 issue of Townhall magazine:
"Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East — and America's only true ally there. Only Israel allows freedom for all faiths: freedom of the press, freedom for women, and a respect for human life unknown in the Muslim world. Israel is the only country that mourns when America mourns, and that stands up for the same values we do."
For a more balanced idea of the history of the conflict I recommend Murray and his readers examine the late Shmuel Katz's classic book Battleground: Fact and Fantasy in Palestine.
Member, Executive Committee
Americans For a Safe Israel, Philadelphia Chapter