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To the editor

To the Editor,

April 10, 2010

I would like to inquire about advertising our international program of engineering on your paper and website and maybe also writing an article
Please send me details
Ariel
Ariel Geva, Managing Director
Technion International School of Engineering
Technion Israel Institute of Technology


 
 
JCWatch

To the Editor

April 6, 2010
On March 3rd inst. we inaugurated a new Blog - JCWatch - designed to combat anti-Israeli sentiments expressed in the London Jewish Chronicle's Blogs section on the Internet.
 
Our first task was to monitor the frequency of anti-Israeli comments appearing in said blogs.
We found that the situation is far worse than we had envisaged. It turns out that the Jewish Chronicle's Blogs contained at least 50 anti-Israeli remarks during the period mid-February 2010 - mid March 2010, i.e. in the space of one month. Some of these comments were particularly vile, such as comparing Israel or Israelis with the Nazi regime or Nazis, calling Israel an Apartheid State, blaming Israel for the dastardly 9/11 attacks on the USA  and countless other accusations which are contained in an article whose address is detailed a few sentences further on.
 
The number is possibly higher, since our initial research was not done at the 'fine toothcomb level', rather it concentrated on gleaning representative remarks both by authorized JC Blog writers and by readers offering comments.
 
The essence of those remarks have been reproduced in an article that can be found on JCWatch at:
http://jcwatch.wordpress.com/articles/anti-israelisms-an-open-ended-compendium
 
- the article is “open-ended”  since JCWatch is continually adding newer anti-Israeli comments to the document as they appear in the Jewish Chronicle’s Blogs section.
 
The original article which superceded the current one, can be found at:
http://jcwatch.wordpress.com/articles/anti-israelisms-in-the-jcs-blogs
 
The Jewish Chronicle allows anyone to open a blog in its blog section, to write whatever he wants against Israel without censorship – as long as he is not right-wing or too pro-religious - and for anyone else who feels like it to comment as he sees fit; the JC Blogs have NO objective moderation.
Thus at least two writers have been identified as Christians posing as Jews, spreading Christian missionary propaganda, and the Jewish Chronicle has seen fit to do nothing whatsoever about this. You can verify this for yourself in the above-mentioned article “Anti-Israelisms – an Open-Ended Compendium”.
 
The Editor of the Jewish Chronicle has been approached 3 times in open letters, and refuses to answer, or to relate in any way to the matters raised. The anti-Israeli comments keep pouring in, at the rate of at least 50 a month.
 
You can read the letters to him on the JCWatch Blog.
 
We are therefore approaching a selection of around forty non-Israeli Jewish newspapers and requesting them to answer the following question:
 
Should Jewish Newspapers Publish Comments Damaging to Israel? Particularly, comments of the types described above:  Nazis, Apartheid, 9/11 responsibility etc etc.
 
The question does not relate to professional journalists expressing researched opinions or constructive criticisms – JCWatch is NOT trying to muzzle the Press!
 
We therefore invite you to offer your comments on this situation, on the question:

Should Jewish Newspapers Publish Comments Damaging to Israel?
 
The Page for answering this question can be found on JCWatch at:

http://jcwatch.wordpress.com/articles/should-jewish-newspapers-publish-comments-damaging-to-israel-2/
You can reply either in the Leave a Reply box at the bottom of that Page, or alternately, replies can be emailed to:
[email protected]
 
We are printing the names of all the 40 or so Jewish newspaper-recipients of this request on the above-mentioned Page so that our viewers may determine which newspapers related to the question.
 
 
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and participation,
 
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Arizona Jewish Post  Jewish News of Greater Phoenix  Baltimore Jewish Times  Buffalo Jewish Review  The Canadian Jewish News  Connecticut Jewish Ledger  Chicago Jewish Star  Dayton Jewish Observer  The Jewish Daily Forward  The Jewish Advocate  Boston  Jewish Chronicle – Pittsburgh  Jewish Community Chronicle  Jewish Community News (San Jose)  Jewish Community News – Teaneck NJ  Jewish Heartland – Shorewood WI  Jewish Journal Boston  Jewish Journal – Deerfield Beach FL Jewish Journal – Youngstown OH  JewishJournal.com  Jewish Journal of San Antonio  Jewish News of Western Massachusetts – Northampton MA  Jewish Observer of Central New York  Jewish Post & Opinion 2 Indianapolis  The Jewish Press Jewish Press – Omaha NB  Jewish Reporter – Las Vegas NV  Jewish Review – Portland  Jewish Standard – Teaneck NJ  Jewish Times – Pleasantville NJ  Jewish Voice NJ  Jewish Voice of Rhode Island  Jewish World Review  Observer – Nashville TN  San Diego Jewish Times  Shalom Newspaper – Wyomissing PA  St. Louis Jewish Light – St Louis MO  Western Jewish Bulletin  Washington Jewish Week  Washtenaw Jewish News – Ann Arbor MI  Winnipeg Jewish Review  Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle – Milwaukee WI
 
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JCWatch
http://jcwatch.wordpress.com
Avraham Reiss - Jerusalem


 
 
Subject: Meals on Wheels

March 12, 2010

Hello Rhonda,

Would your newsletter place a public service announcement regarding our
Meals on Wheels Kosher meals delivery program?  We deliver hot noon
meals into the North and South ends of the city. Volunteers deliver the
meals which are supplied by Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre.
Shirley
--
Shirley Murray
Manager of Volunteer Services
Meals on Wheels, Winnipeg


 
 
RE: CANADA RE-DIRECTS AID TO UNWRA -OUR TOP STORY WAS IN PUBLISHED IN THE JERUSALEM POST TODAY—AND IS BEING PICKED UP BY OTHERS

To the Editor,

January 14, 2010


Hi Rhonda, Congratulations again! How exciting and a job well done.
Keep up the great work .

Baillie Burke


 
 
CANADA ELECTS TO FUND PA JUSTICE SYSTEM: OUR TOP STORY WAS IN PUBLISHED IN THE JERUSALEM POST TODAY

January 17, 2010

Congratulations on being picked up by the Jerusalem Post for this article

Rabbi G. Brojges, Winnipeg


 
 
RE: CONGRATULATIONS ON GOOD WORK

January 15, 2010


Rhonda,

Congrats on the  bulletin and your good work.

Howard Liebman


 
 
To the editor

To the Editor,

January 14, 2010


Hi Rhonda, Congratulations again! How exciting and a job well done.
Keep up the great work .

Baillie Burke


 
 
RE: CANADA RE-DIRECTS AID TO UNWRA -OUR TOP STORY WAS IN PUBLISHED IN THE JERUSALEM POST TODAY—AND IS BEING PICKED UP BY OTHERS

January 14, 2010

To the Editor,


The WJR’s that I have seen show good journalism.  Congratulations on being picked up internationally on this important story. I wish you continued success.

Bob Kopstein


 
 
Subject: Re: Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children

To the Editor,

I especially enjoyed Michael nathanson's piece about Caryl Churchill's "7 Jewish Children" I knew she was the playwright (1st female) at MTC's festival, but had no idea MTC was performing this horrid horrid anti-semetic diatribe. Nathanson is bang on in his analysis!
Susan Riley


 
 
Re: GREAT WEBSITE

To the Editor,

January 10, 2010

Great website, very informative.
 
Gilead Paritsky, Israel (former  Winnipegger)


 
 
RE: ADD ME TO LIST


To the  Editor,


January 1, 2010

A family member forwarded to me your publication. I would appreciated being added to your mailing list.

Richard Swyston , Winnipeg


 
 
RE: ENJOY READING

To the Editor,

December 19, 2009

Rhonda, thanks, I enjoyed the reading especially the local stuff.

Gail Fine, Wpg


 
 
RE: ARTICLE ON NEW IMMIGRANTS

To the Editor,

Thank you for your help


Artyom & Irina Alabin, Wpg


 
 
To the Editor,

Rhonda, I just returned from 5 weeks away and was delighted to see you now have an online paper. I have read it and it is interesting, informative and should have something for everyone. Kol Hakavod.

E.H., Wpg


 
 
RE: YOUR PUBLICATION

To the Editor,

December 6 , 2009

Mazel Tov Rhonda on a great first publication and a first class layout.
Good reading -

Sharon Cairns


 
 
Re: Your Publication


Re: YOUR PUBLICATION

To the Editor,

December 6 2009

Hi Rhonda,

We've enjoyed the first few editions, and will read it whenever you send it. Of course, we hope it does well. Perhaps, from time-to-time we'll have something of interest for you.
Happy Hannukah,
Bruce Sarbit, Wpg


 
 
RE ENJOY READING

To the Editor,

December 6, 2009


I think it is wonderful that you have started the WJR. I enjoyed reading the articles. As you may have remembered that I am a free lance writer and also the author of "My Zayde and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish". If you would like a would be happy to sublet some of my short stories or poems.


Thanks,
Ricki Segal


 
 
RE: INTERESTING ARTICLES

December 01, 2009
To the Editor,

Rhonda, Looks very good. Very interesting articles. 
 
I Oring, Winnipeg


 
 
RE: BUYCOTT INSTEAD OF BOYCOTT -–MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP-DELLING PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

November 25, 2010

To the Editor,

Why not suggest we go to Mountain Equipment Co-op on Saturday as opposed to Sunday.  Let the boycotters see that their boycott is worthless.  Why wait for Sunday?

Laurie Etkin, Wpg.

Editor’s Response: I will not urge people to buy on Shabbat.


 
 
YAD VASHEM QUARTERLY MAGAZINE

To the Editor,

Hi Rhonda,
We would like to send you a hard copy of the Yad Vashem Jerusalem Quarterly Magazine. Can you please provide me with your mailing address?


Many thanks,
Gea  Koleva , Toronto


 
 
 
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