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Report on Beth Israel vigil 01-14-17

Posted on January 16th, 2017 at 10:35 am by

Will Trump Usher in the End of Political Correctness?

Not all Donald Trump voters were those as described by JD Vance in “Hillbilly Elegy”. Some were actually people who consider themselves lefties, but sick of the never-ending demands of political correctness. Tiny example: in the PC town of Ann Arbor – where it is now illegal to smoke tobacco in open-air City parks – a stop sign was adorned with the word “WAR”, pasted underneath. “STOP WAR”: clever, cute and within the bounds of Ann Arbor political correctness. It lasted for years.

But when a local ne’er-do-well pasted US AID TO ISRAEL beneath STOP on a sign two blocks away, that message – clearly deemed unacceptable to the lefties in the Water Hill district – lasted a week and a half. One toke over the line. Offensive. Not funny. Get it outta here.

Another mini-example: We’re all familiar with the bumper sticker urging “co-existence” between Muslims, Jews and Christians, as if telling an abused spouse to “just get along” with her abuser would be greeted with the same tolerance. This bumper sticker is found on many an Ann Arbor car:

But when this writer adorned his car with the same word, these PC activists went to work scraping the sticker away:

BDS Yes, Synagogue Protest No

Witness for Peace members feel the same PC-sensitive folks are the ones comfortable with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (as long as Jewish leadership remains strong and fighting anti-Semitism trumps Palestine Liberation), but draw the line at holding Jews accountable for their support of the crimes committed by the Jewish state.

Huh? The Jewish community remains the source of Jewish chauvinism and racism that drives the overtly racist Jewish state. Former US Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams himself declares: “Where is it possible to find a group of Jews who are committed to Israel, and whose children are likely to honor that commitment? The answer is, in a synagogue on the Sabbath.”

Witness for Peace has documented that the Rabbi at Beth Israel Congregation (a) leads his congregation in prayers for the Jewish state, (b) takes Jewish children on junkets to the Jewish state, where they pose with armed soldiers perched upon military vehicles and (c) supports the use of torture, under the rubric of necessity and invoking Jewish religious law.

What’s it Gonna Take?

If, after next week, America has an “America First” president willing to throw PC to the wind, will activists join us in the longest running street protest in Ann Arbor history? Will they recognize that the PC chains holding them back from challenging Jewish Power at its source are merely self-imposed and easily discarded? Will they watch the four-part video of Al Jazeera’s expose of Jewish Power in the United Kingdom and wonder what can be done to take action against this corrosive misuse of power?

The answer is clear: join us.


Henry Herskovitz
Witness for Peace
America First Not Israel
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