August 15, 2016

Letters against Israel lack perspective, reality Recent letters published in the Poughkeepsie Journal utilize spurious claims and wild conspiracies to viciously attack Israel and question the U.S. relationship with the Jewish state (“ Police brutality in America mirrors current events in Israel,” July 31; “Israel lobby remains power danger to US,” Aug. 1). It is
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Community members pray outside the Al-Furqan Jame Mosque in Ozone Park after imam Maulama Akonjee and friend Thara Uddin were killed in the Queens borough of New York City, August 13, 2016. 
An imam and his assistant were both shot in the head and killed in New York Saturday, police said, in an attack with unclear motives. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League expressed its solidarity with New York’s Muslim community in the wake of the murder of an imam and his assistant leaving their mosque. “We are shocked and horrified by this unthinkable tragedy and extend our sorrow and solidarity to the families of the victims and the broader Muslim community across New
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