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Where are the moderates?
Thank you for Jonathan Tobin’s excellent piece on the rising influence of the antisemitic progressive Democrats, and shame on the New York Times for elevating and legitimizing the hateful ideas of Rashida Tlaib (“The future of the Democrats and the mainstreaming of antisemitism,” March 11).

There was a time that most Jews would feel comfortable in the Democratic Party in regard to Israel, but unfortunately those days are long gone, as Tobin so accurately pointed out the “mainstreaming of antisemitism.” This is reflected in the halls of Congress, and now in the broader society thanks to The New York Times, social media, and the far left and the far right.

Where are the more “moderate” leaders, like retiring Rep. Ted Deutsch, in both parties and in leadership positions (with few exceptions) in today’s world, those who have the courage to stand up and speak the truth about Israel and a host of other issues that plague our society? As extremism has taken over, we are sorely in need of some balance and sanity.

Helene Wishnev
Pittsburgh

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