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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:02 PM

Amy Goodman: A Venerable Jewish Voice For Peace


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A Venerable Jewish Voice For Peace

Posted on Jul 30, 2014
By Amy Goodman


The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. The death toll in this current attack is at least 1,300, overwhelmingly civilians. As this column was being written, the United Nations confirmed that a U.N. school in Gaza, where thousands of civilians were seeking shelter, was bombed by the Israeli Defense Forces, killing at least 20 people. The United Nations said it reported the exact coordinates of the shelter to the Israeli military 17 times.

Henry Siegman, a venerable dean of American Jewish thought and president of the U.S./Middle East Project, sat down for an interview with the “Democracy Now!” news hour. An ordained rabbi, Siegman is the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress and former executive head of the Synagogue Council of America, two of the major, mainstream Jewish organizations in the United States. He says the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories must end.

“There is a Talmudic saying in the ‘Ethics of the Fathers,’” Siegman started, “‘Don’t judge your neighbor until you can imagine yourself in his place.’ So, my first question when I deal with any issue related to the Israeli-Palestinian issue: What if we were in their place?”

He elaborated, “No country and no people would live the way Gazans have been made to live ... our media rarely ever points out that these are people who have a right to live a decent, normal life, too. And they, too, must think, ‘What can we do to put an end to this?’” .....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_venerable_jewish_voice_for_peace_20140730



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:10 PM

1. I saw Amy Goodman interviewing him on Democracy Now

He was impressive to say the least.

I believe she said there would be a second part of the interview on tomorrow.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:25 PM

2. thanks for the headsup..

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:26 PM

3. K&R

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 12:25 AM

4. Kicked and recommended.



Thanks for the thread, marmar.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 11:23 AM

5. to read later

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 11:39 AM

6. Kick.

 

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