Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace decries ‘A Slaughter of Innocents’

Well worth your time:

Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza

Link to video, transcript, background information, more stories on the same subject:
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/1/a_slaughter_of_innocents_henry_siegman

‘Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s “big three” Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In New York, Siegman studied and was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi by Yeshiva Torah Vodaas. He later became head of the Synagogue Council of America. After his time at the American Jewish Congress, Siegman became a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He now serves as president of the U.S./Middle East Project.

‘Over the years, Siegman has become a vocal critic of Israel’s policies in the Occupied Territories and has urged Israel to engage with Hamas. He has called the Palestinian struggle for a state “the mirror image of the Zionist movement” that led to the founding of Israel in 1948. In July, wrote an op-ed for Politico headlined, “Israel Provoked This War.” Democracy Now! hosts Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh sat down with him on July 29 — in the midst of Israel’s offensive in Gaza.’

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One Response to Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace decries ‘A Slaughter of Innocents’

  1. Margret says:

    Wednesday Nov 12, 201402:36 PM GMT:
    EU Delegation finds that Israel has committed genocide
    The 50-day Israeli war on Gaza left thousands dead and tens of thousands wounded. A delegation of 13 MEPs is accusing the West of turning its back on the Palestinian people by not taking action against Israel. The politicians accuse Tel Aviv of continuing to break international laws by engaging in land grabs to build settlements in Palestine.
    The United Nations aid organisation, UNRWA, estimates that it will cost 800 million euro to reconstruct the buildings and infrastructure in Palestine that were recently destroyed by Israel during its 50-day bombardment of Gaza. In the meantime hundreds of thousands of people will effectively remain homeless. The agency says 90% of the water in Gaza is now undrinkable, disease is spreading and it predicts that the area will be uninhabitable by the year 2020 unless the international community gets behind the citizens of Palestine.
    For more details, see
    www DOT presstv DOT ir SLASH detail SLASH 2014 SLASH 09 SLASH 10 SLASH 378256 SLASH eu-delegation-israel-has-committed-genocide

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