While Rob Eshman makes an important and necessary argument in his editorial, he misses a serious point (“Web of Evil,” July 29).
When Jacob Dayan — along with his wife, Galit, and their three children — arrived in Los Angeles in October 2007 to take up his post as Israel’s consul general for the southwestern United States, L.A. got two activist diplomats for the price of one.
When Galit Dayan first met her future husband in 1987, both were serving in Israeli army intelligence units and she realized right away that nothing would come of the encounter.
Jacob Dayan's term as Israel Consul General of Los Angeles ends this summer—he has served away from Israel for five years, the maximum amount of time a diplomat can remain out of his country, and since late 2007 in Los Angeles—and on Friday, May 27, Los Angeles city marked his departure with a farewell celebration at City Hall.
" . . . The media are a little more balanced than on previous occasions, but I can't say I'm not upset when I see on the front page of the Los Angeles Times a photo of two dead Arab girls . . . "
" . . . The blue and white now waves proudly on prestigious Wilshire, along with the Stars and Stripes. And we are all the more enriched for it. Kol hakavod! . . "