“A Slaughter of Innocents”
Rabbi Henry Siegman, Leading
Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza
“When one thinks that this is what is necessary for Israel to survive, that the Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis — and should be a profound crisis in the thinking of all of us who were committed to the establishment of the state and to its success,” Siegman says. Responding to Israel’s U.S.-backed claim that its assault on Gaza is necessary because no country would tolerate the rocket fire from militants in Gaza, Siegman says: “What undermines this principle is that no country and no people would live the way that Gazans have been made to live. … The question of the morality of Israel’s action depends, in the first instance, on the question, couldn’t Israel be doing something [to prevent] this disaster that is playing out now, in terms of the destruction of human life? Couldn’t they have done something that did not require that cost? And the answer is, sure, they could have ended the occupation.”
Rabbi Siegman served as executive director of the American Jewish Congress, one of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations. See full interview with Amy Goodman http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/30/henry_siegman_leading_voice_of_us
It’s “Bombs Away” again for the U.S. in Iraq in the name of “coming to help.” The U.S. helped create the Islamic State (ISIS) by dropping bombs that killed and injured a million Iraqis and made refugees of millions more. And now we are told more bombs will be a solution? Don’t buy it. Stop bombing! Open up the U.S. to refugees fleeing violence and pledge to never bomb again!
Justice, Peace and Equality
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 15, 2014 – 673rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office