Monday, January 29, 2007

Jews for Jimmy -- from Ethics Daily

Jewish Voice for Peace demonstration at Brandeis

Prominent leaders like Abraham Foxman and Alan Dershowitz don't speak for the entire U.S. Jewish community in condemning former President Jimmy Carter for comparing Israeli occupation of the West Bank with South Africa's system of apartheid.

A New York Times photo with a caption describing an anti-Carter protest Tuesday at Brandeis University ironically featured prominently an Antiwar League banner reading, "US and Israel, Hands Off Iran. No More Wars for Oil Empire and Israel."

Alongside the Antiwar League at the Brandeis rally were members of Jewish Voice for Peace, a decade-old activist organization working for peace, social justice and human rights informed by Jewish tradition.

Jewish Voice for Peace is gathering signatures on an on-line petition urging Congress to heed Carter's leadership in "crafting a Middle East policy leading toward a just peace."


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