Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
Congress Was Receptive to Peace-Group Advocacy We at Brit Tzedek v'Shalom -- the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace -- were very happy to see the Jewish Telegraphic Agency's article covering our recent National Advocacy Days (Nation & World: "Despite Relatively Bleak Prospects, Group Pushes for Peace Talks," July 6). As the article related, our message of a negotiated two-state...
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Don't Confuse Pro-Peace Moderates With Radicals Jonathan Tobin is quick to ascribe beliefs, motives and objectives to Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, which is simply right-wing wishful thinking (A Matter of Opinion: "The Real Religion of Peace," July 6). Tobin's attempt to make sense of a peace movement he has never understood ascribes a blind-faith, Ghandi-like passive resistance to anyone who won't...
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'Never Again' Was Never Far Away at Conference Phillip Rosen complains that at our recent conference, "Blowing the Whistle on Genocide" -- devoted to Josiah E. DuBois Jr., a non-Jewish official of the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940s -- "not one of the speakers ... saw the relevance of the past to the present" (Letters: "A Historical Comparison of...
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Presbyterian Reversal: Product of a Group Effort Following the passage of a resolution at the 2004 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA calling for selective divestment in companies assisting Israel in the so-called occupation, our organizations began working collaboratively toward a reversal of that policy. In many discussions with local Presbyterians, we found that the vast majority of both...
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Punish Israel's Enemies With Boycotts of Our Own Outrage is now the fashionable political word. Every day, the media speak of the professed anger targeted at Israel and, by extension, Jews everywhere (Editorial: "Rocket's Red Glare Exposes New 'Martyrs,' June 15). A group called Human Rights Watch almost instantly appeared on the scene of an alleged Gaza beach bombing by...
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