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Blog FOR Peace

Alan Levin

As many of you, I have had a difficult time dealing with the feelings that arise in response to what is happening in Israel/Palestine. Perhaps more important than my feelings is, what can I do to help?

The very wise sage, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, who recently passed from this world, suggested to us that we need to grieve together. That Israelis and Palestinians as well as Jews and Arabs need to open their hearts to the pain and suffering of the “enemy.” Interestingly, after that, he left little counsel on the subject. It’s only my opinion, but I think that he felt his mission was...

Arthur Waskow

Today, from sunrise to sunset, almost all Muslims and a newly larger number of Jews are fasting — this year, sharing the Muslim fast of Ramadan and the Jewish 17th day of Tammuz as a Fast for Peace, a one-day Hunger Strike Against Violence, a call for cease-fire in the rain of bombs and rockets on the Gaza region of Palestine and on Israel.

Later in this letter, you will find a list of some places where we know that The Shalom Center’s three eCalls to the Ramadan/ Tammuz Fast (beginning just last Tuesday) have borne fruit in North America. (We passed on the initial...

FOR

We mourn the dramatically escalating violence in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, and the resistance of political extemists to international calls for a ceasefire. More than 170 Palestinians have died in Gaza in the past week alone, and Israelis are hiding in air-raid shelters throughout the south. As the death toll of innocent civilians grows, thousands more people are injured, tens of thousands displaced, and hundreds of homes destroyed, we reaffirm our commitment to peace and justice through the transformative power of nonviolence and the hard but necessary work of reconciliation...

Jim Murphy

 

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison
Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

 

On July 10, grandmother of three, Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in prison for being found guilty of violating an order of protection. A packed courtroom of over 100 supporters was stunned as she was led away, and vowed to continue the resistance. These orders of protection, typically used in domestic violence situations or to protect a victim or witness to a crime, have been issued to...

Jim Murphy

 

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison
Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

 

On July 10, grandmother of three, Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in prison for being found guilty of violating an order of protection. A packed courtroom of over 100 supporters was stunned as she was led away, and vowed to continue the resistance. These orders of protection, typically used in domestic violence situations or to protect a victim or witness to a crime, have been issued to...