A Rift In The Community, And Possibly Change

by
Abby Zimet

Proving the Jewish tradition of dissent is alive and well except when
it comes to Israel, there was an uproar when the San Francisco Jewish
Film Festival, the
world's largest such festival, decided to show the documentary "Rachel"
about activist Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli buldozer while she
was protecting Palestinian homes in Gaza. There was even more outrage
when her mother Cindy was invited to speak, with support from the
American Friends Service and Jewish Voice for Peace. Cindy Corrie
advocates "justice, freedom, security and economic viability for both
Israelis and Palestinians." Read the backstory here and an account of the showing here 

 

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