Posts tagged ‘Stand with Us’

April 19, 2012

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Via Stand With Us 

‎”Triumph of the Return” – On September 4, 2003, in a large ceremony, the Israeli Air Force flew three f-15 jets over the Auschwitz concentration camp in a show of the Jewish people’s continued strength and triumph over past adversities.During the Holocaust (1939-1945) 6 million Jews were murdered at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. Millions of Jews and other victims of the Nazis were imprisoned, enslaved and murdered at Auschwitz and her sister camps.This visit was a testament to the world that the saying “never again” is not just a slogan.Many of the participants were the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

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April 3, 2012

Israel and the LGBT panel: Shunning dialogue insults democracy

THE SEATTLE TIMES
By, Rob Jacobs
April 3, 2012

SILENCING people “in the name of peace” is an insult to democratic values. But that’s what Stefanie Fox, a leader of Jewish Voice for Peace, promulgated when she argued in support of the Seattle LGBT Commission’s abrupt and impolitic decision to cancel a planned meeting with leaders of Israel’s three largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations. [“Sponsors weren’t here for open dialogue,” Opinion, March 27.]

It was a decision many city leaders immediately and publicly regretted and repudiated.

Fox argued the cancellation was appropriate because my organization, StandWithUs, helped organize the Israeli delegation’s visit.

Israel and the LGBT panel: Shunning dialogue insults democracy.