Character assasination

We have been subscribers to your publication for some period of time.

With reference to the Sept. 13 publication of the book reviews “Dershowitz, Gordis on the U.S.-Israel relationship” by Jesse Bernstein, we offer the following advice. A book review section should never be an editorial statement and certainly this book review seemed to be a “Never Trump” editorial, timed exactly for Rep. Nadler’s proceeding for the impeachment of the president.

The character assasination of Alan Dershowitz by Bernstein seems to be the result of Dershowitz’s August 2018 book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump.”

A suggestion is that a publication that represents the Phoenix Jewish community would be well served by returning to the principles of independent journalism and reserving opinions for the editorial section. Perhaps next time for a book review you should select a journalist from the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to provide an objective, independent review of these critically important books

regarding our future relationship with Israel.

Dorothy and Bud Hockenberg | Des Moines, Iowa, and Phoenix, Arizona

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