Letter: Flag display is ‘poignant memorial’ 

November 30, 2023

The display of Israeli flags by the Schwartz family is both inspiring and uplifting. Each flag stands as a beacon of light combatting the darkness perpetrated by Hamas’ assault on our collective humanity. And each flag is a poignant memorial to the Israelis who fell victim to Hamas’ barbaric savagery. 

We may all have our respective views of how a durable peace between the Israelis and Palestinians might someday, hopefully, be achieved. But for now, there should be no equivocation in denouncing Hamas’ evil. 

In Israel, there is a saying, “Be strong and of good courage.” The Schwartz family embodies that ideal. 

David Siskind 

Wayside Road