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Naomi Wolf walked out of synagogue when they had nothing to say about Gaza massacre

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Naomi Wolf, author of many books, wrote the following at Facebook yesterday. It is being widely shared; she gave us permission to publish. Wolf is part of a rising chorus of folks who are describing the latest Israeli onslaught as genocide. 

Challenged below for why I am mourning genocide in Gaza. I mourn genocide in Gaza because I am the granddaughter of a family half wiped out in a holocaust and I know genocide when I see it. People are asking why I am taking this ‘side’. There are no sides. I mourn all victims. But every law of war and international law is being broken in the targeting of civilians in Gaza. I stand with the people of Gaza exactly because things might have turned out differently if more people had stood with the Jews in Germany. I stand with the people of Gaza because no one stood with us. I went to synagogue last Friday night and had to leave because I kept waiting for the massacre of Gaza to be addressed. … Nothing. Where is god? God is only ever where we stand with our neighbor in trouble and against injustice. I turn in my card of faith as of now because of our overwhelming silence as Jews…I don’t mean Israelis, a separate issue…about the genocide now in Gaza.

I want no other religion than this, that is, seeing rather than denying my neighbor under fire and embracing rather than dismissing those targeted with annihilation and ethnic cleansing.

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She’s right, and I thank her for ‘speaking’ and walking out.

“I want no other religion than this, that is, seeing rather than denying my neighbor under fire and embracing rather than dismissing those targeted with annihilation and ethnic cleansing.”

Exactly.

Thanks Phil.

Keep on breaking the silence, people of conscience.

Phil
Please check Commenting Policy forum where I have posed a question, once again my comment is stuck, now in this thread
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/deafening-silence-proposal.html
while newer posts show up before?

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hope
a pin drop in the deafening silence
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G-d Bless
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Listening to the National, thinking of all the people in Gaza.
I hardly know them . Hope they are staying alive . I have arms for them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e5FzRr-hAs