I sent the following lettter to the editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times in response to the article:
Anti-War Jews Worry About Anti-Israel Left
It's a dilemma that the national Jewish leadership may soon face as support for the war falls. In surveys last year, U.S. Jews opposed the war in even greater numbers than non-Jews, while recent surveys show that a majority of Americans oppose how the Bush administration is handling the situation.
Jewish officials say privately that they're seeking an outlet for burgeoning anti-war sentiment at the grassroots level, but the problem is that some of the war's leading opponents -- such as Cindy Sheehan, a mother whose son died in the war -- equate the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq with Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
To the Editor,