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Report on Beth Israel vigil 08-11-12

Posted on August 20th, 2012 at 12:42 pm by

Vigilers Receive Surprise Visit

Two brothers (one from Pennsylvania, the other from Vermont) were visiting their Ann Arbor former home and noticed our vigil. They stopped and enjoyed speaking with protesters; at least one held a sign. From his home he writes:

My brother and I were on the way to visit our childhood home at [address deleted] when we happened upon the most welcome vigil. Since I’ve been worked up about the issue of our country (or at least everything inside the beltway) being a puppet of Israel’s AIPAC, I was keen to stop and see this most welcome and unusual show of reality…

If my wife weren’t a (untenured) professor I’d be out there again with your message and more real history. I don’t mind taking flak from the unwashed/brainwashed, but it would probably end her career at the university.

Keep up the good work!

We find his last statement interesting, and wonder how many more protesters the movement would have, were it not for the threat of the powerful and vindictive Jewish community ruining careers.

JWPF Makes International News

Canadian David Greenfield asks “Can you feel the hate?” in an article published by the Canada Free Press this week.

A great deal of attention has been paid to hate-filled protests in front of synagogues by the Westboro Baptist Church or school protests in Beit Shemesh, but in Ann Arbor hate-filled left-wing protests have taken place in front of a synagogue every Sabbath for a decade…


Much of Greenfield’s article seems to originate from The Herscovite BDS Movement, an article from the blog Divest This by Jon Haber. Haber’s article also focuses on the ad hominem attacks on our vigils and produces over 140 comments. Both scripts seem to rely heavily on the yellow journalism of Art Aisner and comments of Steven Pastner, two local Jews intent on obfuscating the issue of Jewish supremacism in Palestine and attempting to replace it with personal insult.


Ten vigilers

Zionists Out of the Peace Movement!
Henry Herskovitz
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends

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