By John Kepley
Re: RobertF. Boyd’s commentary, “Israel: the ungrateful ally,” published in The Roanoke Times on Dec.2:
I’m a native of Roanoke and graduate of William and Mary and Union Presbyterian Seminary. I have traveled to Israel 18 times and have firsthand knowledge of Israel and the tremendous asset Israel is to the U.S. and the world. Space does not permit the long list of Israeli contributions, but I will address here a few cogent and factual points.
Kepley, an ordained minister and businessman who taught theology and Bible to many groups in the U.S. and abroad, lives in Roanoke with his wife, Mary Elizabeth.