Letter: Israel on the decline | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Israel on the decline

Israel on the decline

Dear Editor:

The issue of women praying in Israel at the remnants of the second temple destroyed in the year 2002 is a disturbing problem. The Israeli courts ruled that women can pray at the Wall.

Five percent of the Israeli citizens who are Orthodox Jews say, “To hell with any legal decisions; we Orthodox will decide what is best. By civil disobedience, we will cancel the court’s order and attack women with radical Jews.” Women in Israel who are not even second-class citizens seem to have no rights.

No wonder Israel is losing friends and developing more enemies as it rushes away from democracy. If the Orthodox have their nose in the Bible, they are exempt from military service. They are paid by the Israeli taxpayers and have no respect for law and order.

Most nations die internally. Does Israel have no history books or clocks? Time and history are flowing against Israel because of its internal politics, occupation of 3.5 million Arabs and deteriorating social services because of money excessively spent in the West Bank. Thirty percent of Israelis are below the poverty line.

Sad but true.

Richard Goodwin

Snowmass Village

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User

Letter to the Editor

Poschman can’t muzzle the public

I express my concern about Pitkin County commissioner and chair of Pitkin’s Board of Health Greg Poschman’s statement at the Jan.13, 2022, Board of Health meeting.

See more