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Report on Beth Israel vigil 02-06-10

Posted on February 13th, 2010 at 8:19 pm by

No Response From City Attorney’s Office

Our letter to Ann Arbor’s City Attorney’s Office of December 28 remains unanswered. Last week, in a one-time only agreement between that office and Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends, two signs were displayed on Washtenaw Avenue in addition to the ones held by vigillers. We had hoped to hammer out a more permanent understanding with the City over their apparent previous violation of our 1st Amendment rights, but as of close-of-business on Friday, the City had missed another of its self-imposed deadlines to respond.

Santa Claus is Coming to Tree-Town*

In less than three months, the Leader of the Free World, aka Barack Obama (or Barracuda Gobombthem, if you prefer) will deliver the spring 2010 commencement address at the University of Michigan Stadium, aka the Big House. Has his team of experts assessed that the Anti-War movement in Tree-Town, has been so spent, co-opted and Zionized, that it’s safe for a war-monger – I mean Nobel Peace Prize Recipient – to thumb his nose at the comatose peace movement?

Will the most popular “peace” groups in SE Michigan, i.e. Michigan Peaceworks and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, mount effective protest campaigns against a man who breaks more promises than he’s made? Or will they join in with U/M College Republicans who “ …say they’re looking forward to welcoming the president to campus – though they may not agree with his message.”

JWPF notes that the address will be given on the Sabbath, so we will already be assembled to march on Michigan Stadium. We would hope (pardon the expression) that anyone who has ANY interest in peace and justice for Palestine would be outraged at the visit of this outright apologist for Israel (and war) and will join us in exercising our First Amendment Right “to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.

Any group planning on coming to Ann Arbor to protest this War President is invited to contact this writer, or to post comments on our DYR blog site.


It was reported that none of the hyperlinks contained in last week’s Report actually worked. We apologize for any inconvenience, but can report that the errors have been corrected on the posted Report found on the Deir Yassin Remembered blog:

Seven Vigillers
Two States: An Apartheid “solution” to an Apartheid problem
Henry Herskovitz
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends
* Ann Arbor, Michigan

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