Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775
Pro-Israel 'Fatigue' -- A Fatal Disease for All! As usual, the Jewish Exponent's front-page editorial quickly separates the wheat from the chaff ("Drawing Lines in the Sand," July 20). The fatigue that some feel about standing up against anti-Israel terror to which it refers is dangerous and provides a cover to those whose deep anti-Semitism would otherwise be self-defeating for...
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Congress Was Receptive to Peace-Group Advocacy We at Brit Tzedek v'Shalom -- the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace -- were very happy to see the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's article covering our recent National Advocacy Days (Nation & World: "Despite Relatively Bleak Prospects, Group Pushes for Peace Talks," July 6). As the article related, our message of a negotiated two-state...
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Don't Confuse Pro-Peace Moderates With Radicals Jonathan Tobin is quick to ascribe beliefs, motives and objectives to Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, which is simply right-wing wishful thinking (A Matter of Opinion: "The Real Religion of Peace," July 6). Tobin's attempt to make sense of a peace movement he has never understood ascribes a blind-faith, Ghandi-like passive resistance to anyone who won't...
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'Never Again' Was Never Far Away at Conference Phillip Rosen complains that at our recent conference, "Blowing the Whistle on Genocide" -- devoted to Josiah E. DuBois Jr., a non-Jewish official of the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940s -- "not one of the speakers ... saw the relevance of the past to the present" (Letters: "A Historical Comparison of...
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Presbyterian Reversal: Product of a Group Effort Following the passage of a resolution at the 2004 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA calling for selective divestment in companies assisting Israel in the so-called occupation, our organizations began working collaboratively toward a reversal of that policy. In many discussions with local Presbyterians, we found that the vast majority of both...
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