Author Archives: Abby Okrent

About Abby Okrent

Abby Okrent is Jewish Voice for Peace board member.

An open letter to the President from a bereaved sister

Abby Okrent writes an open letter to President Barack Obama in honor of her brother, Alex Okrent, who worked for the Obama campaign before dying at age 29: “My brother would be disappointed to see your impotence in the face of continuing Israeli aggression shortly after such a sweeping re-election victory.”

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