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Report on Beth Israel vigil 04-24-10

Posted on April 30th, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

Presidential Protest is On

Led by the Ann Arbor Coalition Against War, members of Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends will join in and carry signs protesting this Bush (I mean, Obama) Administration for its warmongering displays of US imperialism, and absolutely obsequious behavior towards the Jewish state. We will gather at the Northwest corner of S. Main Street and Stadium Blvd at 9:00AM this Saturday, May 1st shortly before Barack Obama delivers the commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Michigan. Please contact this writer if you’d like a particular sign to use, as logistics will limit our ability to make available our entire stock.

JWPF would like to note that this is only the second time we have held our peaceful, silent vigils at a place other than the sidewalks outside Beth Israel Congregation in over six and a half years.

Sunday Protest is Off (officially)

Readers are welcome to take to the streets outside the Jewish Community Center this Sunday, May 2nd, but JWPF will not be the sponsoring body for the protest. If signs are needed, please contact this writer prior to Saturday evening to get the ones you need. Sorry for the late notice on this one. Address for the JCC is 2939 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor 48108; and the planned time for the event is 12:30 – 3:30pm.

Alan Hart will Speak in Ann Arbor

This writer was fortunate to meet BBC correspondent and author Alan Hart at his home outside London, UK, two weeks ago to talk politics and enjoy a home-cooked meal by his wife Nicole.

There does not seem to be a topic that Alan will not fully engage in, and he limits no one in their freedom of expression. For that, this writer offers apologies for not working harder to bring him to Ann Arbor under the auspices of JWPF. Alan will be speaking at the Wesley Foundation Lounge in the North Wing of First United Methodist Church, corner of Huron and State Streets on Tuesday, May 18 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Blame it on Volcanic Ash

The scheduled meeting of several Board of Advisors of Deir Yassin Remembered in London and Brighton (UK) was unexpectedly extended this month due to closure of England’s airports in the wake of the highly corrosive volcanic ash clouds from Iceland. This explains the missing Reports from April 10th and 17th. However, the vigils continued with head counts of seven (Apr. 10), six (Apr. 17) and six (Apr. 24).


Upon hearing of this writer’s delay in the mother country, associate B wrote ” I think the volcano is God’s way of giving local Jewish organizations a break”

Henry Herskovitz
End Jewish Supremacism in Palestine
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends

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