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Report on Beth Israel vigil 09-04-10

Posted on September 11th, 2010 at 3:53 pm by

Hey! Where ‘Ya Going?

The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor has moved up its annual fund raiser yet another month (to October 12th) and this year changed its long-standing venue. The date change can be considered a slick fund raising technique, i.e. a year’s donation is now 11 months, yielding an 8.3% increase, but we wonder about the venue change to Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center.

For the past seven years or so, the Federation held this “Main Event” at EMU’s swank Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest location. And for as many years JWPF has peacefully protested this unabashed display of wealth in the support of the Jewish terror state ($5,000 per family to attend a dinner with keynote speaker Judea Pearl).

Eagle Crest provided JWPF with a unique venue from which to protest the Federation. Huron St. is heavily trafficked, serving as an exit for the crowded I-94 highway, and its single road access to the hotel allowed for all the attendees to see our signs. In fact, the traffic light would force donors to queue up in the left turn lane, where they would see upwards of 30 people of conscience holding signs telling them how their money was spent on the genocide of the Palestinian people.

We have yet to survey the new location, but note that it’s on Hewitt Road, which dead ends one-quarter mile to the north. A reconnaissance report will be provided next week.

Guest Celebrity Vigiler On the Way

We are happy and proud to announce the arrival of the Reverend Ed Pinkney to our vigil on September 25th. Ed is a tremendously effective organizer from Benton Harbor, Michigan, and has exposed Whirlpool Corporation in its recent theft of land (sound familiar?) of Jean Klock Park, so that the newly opened Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Harbor Shores could be constructed.

Ed knows the value of supporting the struggles of other groups, and the effectiveness of banding together. We welcome this fighter for human rights into our group and look forward to seeing him soon. Please join Ed as he joins us on September 25th. And also review our Report of August 7th where his struggle against Harbor Shores is explored in detail.

Al-Quds Day Rally Report

About 250 people showed up at Dearborn’s City Hall to gather for a few speeches and to lend support to Palestine as it resists the ruthless onslaught by forces of the Jewish state, now in its 63rd year (or 113th, depending on how you define the initiation of Zionist colonization).

The photo below shows one of our signs in the capable hands of two veteran peace activists.

August 28, Six Vigilers
September 4, Five Vigilers
Peace … or Jewish Supremacist State in Palestine … Our choice
Henry Herskovitz
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends

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