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As a patriotic citizen of the United States, proud to have served on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, I strongly resent the clear implication of your editorial "Obama's Advantage" (Nov. 9) that because I am Jewish, I could have been "mobilized" by the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, into voting against President Barack Obama.
I fervently supported Mr. Obama's re-election and voted for him, as did 70 percent of Jewish-Americans ("Get Rolling on Foreign Policy," Nov. 14). In light of the president's frequently expressed comments -- repeated boldly, clearly and unreservedly in the final debate -- that he considers Israel our strongest ally in the Middle East and that he will always continue to support Israel and help to protect that nation from any attack by Iran or other hostile Arab countries, I find no logic or basis for such an insulting, highly prejudicial and wildly conjectural accusation.
In light of numerous events occurring frequently in various foreign countries that the U.S. government openly and strongly condemns (e.g., China, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, etc.), when has the PG ever suggested or even implied that U.S. citizens, whose families' original nationality, religion or ethnicity relates to those countries, are so gullible and disloyal to the United States as to be mobilized by those countries' leaders into voting for one U.S. presidential (or senatorial or congressional) candidate against another?
Isn't it about time for the PG to re-evaluate its unjustified anti-Israel bias, and join both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in publicly, firmly and clearly acknowledging that Israel is not only the sole true democracy in the Middle East but also, undoubtedly, the strongest, most dependable and loyal ally of the United States in the entire world?
Consider the U.N. General Assembly vote on Nov. 13, which was 188-3; only Israel and Palau voted with the United States ("Embargo on Cuba Faulted," Nov. 14).
CYRIL H. WECHT, M.D., J.D.
First Published November 20, 2012 12:00 am