Author Archives: Russ Greenleaf

About Russ Greenleaf

Russ Greenleaf is a Jewish peace activist and a member of Louisville Jewish Voice for Peace. He is a member of a Reform Temple in Louisville, Kentucky.

Huffington Post features Israel lobby propaganda in slander against the Presbyterian Church

In the midst of the divestment debate at the PC(USA), Huffington Post ran an article full of Israel lobby propaganda against divestment, including the suggestion that the Presbyterian Church is anti-Semitic.

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Shareholders to Caterpillar: ‘our product has become Israel’s weapon of choice for ethnic cleansing and potentially even war crimes’

This speech was given to the Caterpillar Corporation’s CEO, their board of directors, and top management at the annual Caterpillar shareholder’s meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 8, 2011. The speech was given on behalf of Jewish Voice for … Continue reading

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Why I protested AIPAC (and what brought me to that point)

I’m not anti-Israel. I’m not a self-hating Jew. When Israel launched the Gaza war in 2008, I was a member of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom. We were committed to working politely within the Jewish community, promoting a two-state solution, stressing our … Continue reading

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