Young writer rightly targeted Israeli flaws by Kyle Beverly

Reading the Dec. 11 response letter, “Israeli actions don’t constitute genocide” by Chris Ognibene, I was taken aback by how the author maintained such assuredness — mistakenly, I believe — as he succinctly dismantled what he perceived as the faulty logic of the young guest columnist, Mr. George deBlois, [Dec. 3 Daily Gazette]. Rather than a cogent analysis, the author presents a Zionist polemic that falls well short of invalidating Mr. deBlois’ initial criticisms of Tel Aviv…

In seeking to dispense with the accusation of genocide, Mr. Ognibene paints a picture of Israeli democracy that is almost unrecognizable to anyone who has taken the time to study the modern history of this region.

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