July 17, 2014
230 Tits for a Tat

Beth Miller at Mondoweiss, on Israel’s invasion of its occupied territory, Palestine. There was a time when the nascent Israel was an exciting experiment in democracy and community, but that was another country and besides, the wench is dead. For the rest of the essay, go here.

I am writing this to my fellow American Jews. Well, to some of them. For a specific type of American Jew, actually. To those whose parents or grandparents were socialists and started unions before marching with Dr. King in Alabama. To those who despised George W. Bush and marched against the invasion of Iraq. To those who knocked on doors for causes they believed in while telling their children “be the change you want to see in the world”. To those who read poems at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs about “first they came for the…and I did not speak out because I was not a…” To those who instilled in me the unshakeable conviction that we must always stand on the side of the oppressed, even when no one else will…

Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 17, 2014 08:45 PM
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Thank you for this. It needed saying. I note today's news said America money is flowing to Israel to make stronger their anti-missile dome. Pity money can't make stronger their beliefs that once made me their supporter, but their actions that now make me ashamed and angry are all I am left with for my tax dollars.

Posted by: Syrbal/Labrys on July 18, 2014 12:17 PM
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