February 12, 2009
Your report on the recent attack on the synagogue in
I traveled extensively throughout
Many of these leaders told me that no place in the world offered a better life for its Jewish community and that the country was singularly free from any anti-Semitism, whatsoever. They legitimately pointed out to me that even American Jewry could not state that it experienced no anti-Semitism.
We now see, unfortunately, how fragile Jewish security can be, no matter how secure the situation may appear. Sadly, Jewish history has repeatedly taught us that painful lesson. It only takes the emergence of one villainous government to alter the political landscape and awaken hidden anti-Jewish feelings the general populace may harbor, leading to the things described in your editorial.
No matter how comfortable Jews may find themselves in some Diaspora communities, we must regrettably draw the conclusion which could also apply here in the
Morton A. Klein, National President, Zionist Organization of