Man arrested at Atlanta airport in stabbings spree

Dear Editor,

We read your breaking news of a potentially hopeful arrest of a possible suspect in a string of 20 gruesome racist stabbings that terrorized people across three states and left five dead, a suspected serial killer, in “Man arrested at Atlanta airport in stabbings spree.”

You mentioned that the suspect is white and tall and an Israeli citizen.

In the unlikely case (not many Jewish serial killers ever anywhere) that it becomes clear that the guy is a Jew, I hope that you will publish that together with a slew of Jewish and Black leaders highlighting the closeness that has grown between the two communities in the US in the last decades.

If it turns out to be an Arab citizen of Israel, I hope you will have Israeli Jews (President Simon Peres?) testifying that this is an exception because most Israeli Arabs, different from the oppressive stereotype, are moral, trustworthy, law-abiding citizens.

In any case, police must have been looking for a person highly evil or crazy, and I hope that you will stress that no community can be held responsible for producing such a person. As we see it, news agencies should take the responsibility to break oppressive stereotypes and defuse hatred. Thank you for your work.

[It’s now clear that he’s neither; rather, a Christian from Ramle.]

Shalom,

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