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I distribute articles on Israel and Palestine to about 100 people in northern VT and NH

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  • From Spinoza to Vilkomerson, Jewish voices for peace have long been banned-- by Jews
    • This was a great article until it included "Jews who care mostly just about themselves." When I attend the meetings of the New England Network for Justice for Palestine, the majority of people around the table are Jews. Yes, there are Jews who only care about Jews. But that's true not because they are Jews, but because they're the individuals they are. Yes, some Jewish authority figures and institutions encourage this, but then, there's John Hagee for the "Christians." Person by person, "by their fruits ye shall know them."

  • Norway’s largest trade union federation endorses full boycott of Israel to advance Palestinian human rights 
    • Not true, Kay! Here's the straight story from Electronic Intifada, July 25, 2016:

      The National Labor Relations Board has reaffirmed its dismissal of charges against the United Electrical workers union because of its support for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

      The NLRB is the US federal agency that enforces the country’s trade union legislation.

      In August 2015, the 30,000-strong United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, known as UE, became only the second national trade union in the US to back BDS by a vote of delegates at its annual convention in Baltimore....

      Shurat HaDin appealed the dismissal, but on 26 May the labor board’s general counsel issued a letter that the union says reaffirms the earlier decision to throw the case out....

      UE national president Peter Knowlton welcomed the decision in a press release on Friday.

      Knowlton said that UE had in the past “withstood attempts by the US government to silence us during the McCarthy era in the 1950s,” and was “unbowed by the latest attempt of a surrogate of the Israeli government to stifle our call for justice for Palestinian and Israeli workers.”

      Keep working for justice, all!

      Mary Wilson
      Orford, NH, USA

  • Hell just froze over: the New York Times runs an article saying Zionism is racist
    • Who CARES, for Heaven's sake! We need to keep DNA discussions, the modern equivalent of "purity of blood," out of politics. The only thing anyone needs to claim full human and civil rights in his country of origin is to be a living human being. When we follow the Zionists down this path, we play right into their hands.

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