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Report on Beth Israel vigil 03-01-14

Posted on March 10th, 2014 at 1:37 pm by

Now Hear This!

If you are READING this report and have EVER stood with Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends at ANY TIME during the past 10 years, whether it be at the Zionist Beth Israel Congregation or ANY OTHER venue, or whether you’ve STATED your support of the efforts of our group, then YOU are invited to our ten-year anniversary celebration party which will be held on

March 15, 2014
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Please CONTACT this writer for address and directions to this soiree.

Who’s Not Coming to Dinner

From JWPF’s “D’oh!!”* department comes this flash: The University (of Michigan) Musical Society (UMS) will be violating the Palestinian Call for BDS/PACBI by hosting the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. Coincidentally, this Israeli funded ensemble is performing at the SAME TIME as our celebration party (March 15). JWPF will thus not be able to organize the street protest necessary to challenge “Israel’s musical ambassador throughout the country and the world.” In the words of Vigiler S, this group applies the “lipstick on the pig” to make palatable the violent destruction of Palestinian culture, land and property.

Please note: If you know anyone who has inadvertently and mistakenly purchased tickets to this event, please contact this writer, who will raise the funds to have these tickets purchased. In that way the Palestinian call for boycotting Israel will be honored.

* – We should have checked the UMS calendar before proceeding with our plans for our party …  :>(

Aw, Shucks!

Vigiler L wanted to have a small gathering of the “core” group of vigilers, i.e. those who were present at Beth Israel at least twenty times in 2013. And so, with the generosity of Deir Yassin Remembered Executive Director Dan McGowan, we treated ourselves to a congratulatory feast in January.

Paul Eisen picked up on this, and wrote the following words:

The Core

These are the most effective, perhaps the only Palestine solidarity activists on the planet.

They’re the core Beth Israel vigilers of Ann Arbor, Michigan

They don’t look much do they? That’s their secret.

Core vigilers 2014

Aw, shucks, Paul, ’tweren’t nothing!


January 25: 7 viglers
February 1: 7 vigilers
Feb. 8: 9 vigilers
Feb. 15: 7 vigilers
Feb. 22: 3 vigilers
Mar. 1: 5 vigilers

Boycott Israel; End the Jewish State.
Henry Herskovitz
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends

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