Saturday, July 5, 2014

One more Jewish Voice for Peace | xpostfactoid

Andrew Sprung has gotten my attention in recent years as an outstanding analyst of President Obama's rhetoric and practice.  He is an excellent analyst of how the Affordable Care Act actually works - who benefits and who does not.
Today he takes on another voice as a supporter of Jewish Voice for Peace.  He is agnostic on the two-state solution.  But like the late Tony Judt he has come to believe that a state based on ethnicity and religion cannot be democratic. - gwc
One more Jewish Voice for Peace | xpostfactoid
by Andrew Sprung
"A personal note here that I have joined Jewish Voice for Peace, which "seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East."  JVP campaigns to induce organizations and investors to divest from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. As a Jew, I feel a vital chord is struck by the JVP assertion that "we are among the many American Jews who say to the U.S. and Israeli governments: 'Not in our names!'" Not in my name the land theft, the caging of people in cantons via roads to which they're barred access, the legal codification of second class citizenship, the rampant housing discrimination, the mass arrests and consequence-free killings, the disproportionate assaults and bombardments, and the enablement of all of the above by obscene amounts of military aid showered on a first-world country by a U.S. Congress and executive branch forever in the pocket of a toxic combination of Jewish and Evangelical Christian lobbies."

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