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Report on Beth Israel vigil 02-25-12

Posted on March 5th, 2012 at 9:03 am by

Meeting with Ed Pinkney

Four members of Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends attended an impromptu meeting with the Rev. Ed Pinkney of Benton Harbor, which has been under assault by the Whirlpool Corporation. In one of his first acts, newly installed, state-appointed Emergency Finance Manager Joseph Harris exercised his authority to suspend the powers of elected officials. As a gesture of feigned magnanimity, he will not dissolve the City Commission, but only allows them to call meetings to order, adjourn them and approve minutes.

The Rev. Pinkney is calling for support to stage a protest this summer against the 2012 Senior PGA Championship golf tournament in Benton Harbor. Although GOLF Magazine has ranked this new, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course No. 3 on its 2010 list of Best New Courses You Can Play, what they don’t tell you is that three holes of this course were developed on stolen land — land which was gifted in perpetuity to the people of Benton Harbor. And that is the reason for the protest: a beautiful landscape symbolic of theft and racism right here at home.

Please join Pinkney as we Occupy the PGA May 23-27, 2012 with the “big day” scheduled for Saturday, May 26th. More information will be passed along as the week approaches.

Detroit Billboard Project

Harnessing the power of 21st century technology, our billboard has changed locations and will continue to rotate throughout Detroit’s digital billboard network. Currently our location is visible by southbound traffic on Interstate 75 at the Six Mile Road exit. We have also added a toll-free number to call (1-855-ITS-OUR_MONEY) to collect donations to extend the life of this project beyond the April 29th contract deadline. See newly designed billboard below:

Please consider making a donation; this might be the only billboard in the US critical of the Jewish State. You can click on either website to make a donation

Ron Paul

This writer attended the Ron Paul speech in East Lansing, Michigan this past Monday. He addressed a packed, 4,000 seat auditorium with young folks standing and sitting the aisles. It occurred to this writer that – differences with Ron aside – he remains the ONLY candidate who is willing to address eliminating our foreign aid to Israel, and that anyone who refers to him/herself as a Palestine solidarity activist should be championing this man. Eliminating financial support to Apartheid Israel is crucial to bringing justice to the struggle for Palestinian liberation. And peace activists in general should be supporting Paul for he appears to be the only ANTI-WAR candidate in the running.

Fed Will Celebrate Israel; We Will Be There

We had to clear our calendars for the upcoming “Celebrate Israel” Day, sponsored by our friends at the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. Please clear your calendars as well, by making plans to join us in protesting the Jewish community’s annual celebration of the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. We will be on location at noon, Sunday, May 20, at the Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Ann Arbor, MI.

Seven Vigilers
Challenging Jewish Power
Henry Herskovitz
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends

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