Re: the Dec. 27 guest column "Why can't I represent Arizona inmates if I boycott Israel?"

The answer to Mik Jordahl's column is that he is engaging in age old anti-Semitism. He singles out Israel for human rights abuses while not boycotting countries that do far worse then Israel, such as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories. He has a free speech right to do what he wants, but that does not mean the state has to condone this. Many are not fans of Israel's current government (or ours for that matter) but that does not mean that they don't support their right to exist. But at least it does seem from his column that some of Mr. Jordahl's best friends are Jewish.

Tony Zinman

Foothills

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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