Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Open Letter to NPR

June 28, 2010

Janice Portentoso

Broadcast Society Director


Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Avenue

Fairfield, CT 06825

Dear Ms. Portentoso:

I just received the request to renew my monthly $30 contribution to WSHU. Why should I donate to an organization that never responds to my calls, when I request a callback, and whose logo of “fair and unbiased” reporting has yet to be demonstrated?

I am stopping support of the station due to WNPR’s severely biased reporting on Israel. The Flotilla incident was the latest and last straw. I need to donate the money to organizations to help combat the hatred and marginalization of Israel that the station, on a consistent basis, promotes.

There is clear evidence that anti-Semitism, not just anti-Zionism, is at the base of all of the events in dealing with Israel throughout the world. In its slanted reporting, the station is fueling the fire of hatred, directly and indirectly not just toward Israel, but toward all Jews.

Katalin R.Baltimore

1 comment:

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs said...

Ruth Lapidoth, Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, writes on "The Legal Basis of Israel's Naval Blockade of Gaza":
"Stopping the flotilla heading for Gaza in international waters 100 kilometers from Israel was not illegal; in time of armed conflict, ships intending to breach the blockade may be searched even on the high seas. Israel is in full compliance with international law because it fulfilled all of the conditions for a lawful blockade."
For the full article click here:'s_Naval_Blockade_of_Gaza