Irony and Mitzvah: German Jews to Gaza

by
Abby Zimet

A group of German Jews planning to take a boat with humanitarian aid
to break the Gaza
blockade now says it's looking for a second
boat because so many European Jews have asked to join them. Jewish
Voices for a Just Peace, which includes the offspring of German Jews who
fled the Holocaust, want to take children's food, clothes, medicine and
school supplies as well as musical instruments, "food for the soul."

"We just see that a Jewish state is occupying Palestine, laying a
siege,
and depriving children of the things that they need. We as Jews are
saying, 'not in our name.'" - Kate
Katzenstein-Leiterer, a leader of the new flotilla effort.

 

 

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