Jews also show cruelty to people

To the editor:

Elie Wiesel’s death was marked by commentary on national news and by President Obama. Wiesel made a fortune from the Holocaust business, and lost most of it by investing in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

The justification for remembering the Holocaust is so things like that won’t happen again. Dr. Sara Roy, whose parents were sent to the concentration camps, has written extensively about Palestinians under Israeli oppression. While visiting Gaza she saw a group of Israeli soldiers surround a baby playing just outside the family house. Surrounding the baby, one of the soldiers picked it up with his shoe and proceeded to toss the baby from one to another across the circle, like a soccer ball. They quit and moved on when the baby’s mother came out of the house to see why baby was screaming. This sort of thing happens all the time, she notes.

G. David Mendenhall

Pomona, New York