Dear Senator Warren,
We have a problem. There are those who feel that you should have expressed condemnation for a woman’s statement during your talk at Tufts University when the woman implied that there is a similarity between Israel’s actions and the actions of the Nazis against the Jews. For the record, I don’t feel as some of these people do, but I respect their concern and passion for the well-being and safety of the Jewish people so I am writing this letter to you to express that concern.
The exchange I speak of went as follows:
“Eva Moseley, I’m not a student, I’m not an alumnae, but was in faculty life. I was also a Holocaust refugee and I’m extremely concerned that Jews don’t do to another people what was done to them.”
“I think that’s fair,” Senator Warren responded.
Since I am asking for you to clarify your response I won’t elaborate on how I perceived your response, other than to say that I personally saw nothing wrong with it and in researching your past comments and actions see a pattern of you being a supporter of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. I thank you for this. The issue some people are having is that they perceived your comment “I think that’s fair” as you saying that you thought it was fair to compare Israel’s actions to the actions of the Nazis.
I would have just stated my disagreement with the accusation against you and moved on with my life had it not been for the amount of people on social media who seem to have taken issue with the dialogue that took place. With that in mind I felt that you deserved the opportunity to clarify your position and as someone who may have political aspirations that go beyond your current position that it may be prudent for you to do so.
I look forward to receiving your response regarding this issue.
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