Nothing to fear but fear itself

May 03, 2008

The Editor
The Jerusalem Post


Quoting ”˜senior Israeli defense officials` Post writers Katz, Keinon and Krieger write (Page 1, May 2) that: “”¦ Israel did not support the immediate reopening of the Rafah Crossing, fearing it would be used by terrorists to enter and leave the Gaza Strip.” (My italics.)

I doubt very much that the officials expressed their fear because that word means frightened ”“ and that would be somewhat out of character. I have become increasingly annoyed recently with Post writers who keep writing about Israels ”˜fears when ”˜concern, ”˜suspect, ”˜worry, or ”˜believe etc. would be more to the point.

I hope your sub-editors will stop this frightening development.


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