Author Archives: Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

About Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is leader of Fellowship of Reconciliation Peacewalks and Director of Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence [email protected]; [email protected]

Japanese-American and Arab-American communities in Bay Area make solidarity over persecution histories

A Methodist church that played a historic role for the California Japanese community during the WW 2 internment has formed an unusual bond with Palestinian Americans over the Palestinian story of dispossession

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Why I support the Olympia Co-op boycott

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Gaza Freedom March: Why I went to Cairo

Operation Cast Lead was a massacre filled with thousands of heart breaking stories. Each of the 1400 persons killed represents an entire world. Yes, it is also a war crime to fire kassam rockets into Israel with the intention to … Continue reading

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J Street: Do we really need another Jewish-only road?

If you’re Palestinian, you know about checkpoints. There are over 600 checkpoints in the West Bank alone. They block, obstruct, frustrate and kill. Women die in childbirth at checkpoints, students are kept from attending school, parents from visiting their children, … Continue reading

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‘Rachel’ screening in San Francisco shows a growing movement tired of being censored about Israel

Report from the screening of the film Rachel at the The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this past Saturday: The fact that the vast majority of people in the crowd at the Castro Theatre would not let the Voice of Israel representative speak his mind without interruption reflects growing frustration with the use of pubic slander, character assassination, cancellation of speakers, firing of faculty and demand for resignations by the so-called defenders of Israel. The representative of Voice of Israel was not there to dialogue. Only to chastise. The crowd refused to be chastised. The crowd at the Castro represents a growing movement of individuals and groups who believe that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can never be achieved without addressing and redressing the issue of Palestinian human rights. Continue reading

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