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Jewish Women In San Francisco Take Stand Against War In Lebanon
by Z
Sunday Aug 13th, 2006 12:46 PM
A large portion of the US Jewish community in the United States is opposed to war. While many of the right-wing groups that pretend to speak for all of us try to portray the US Jewish community as being supportive of the war in Lebanon, they do not speak for the majority of us.

At the August 12th anti-war protest in San Francisco, Women in Black carried antiwar signs and many others in the crowd held signs making it clear that they were Jewish and opposed Israel's actions.
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by Sue
Sunday Aug 13th, 2006 2:00 PM
Thank you women in black! It's important that more jewish men and women come out and protest this slaughter. Unfortunately, the zionists want to merge all jews with Israel. It's important to distinquish between jews and zionists. Not the same thing at all.
by granny ruth r
Sunday Aug 13th, 2006 3:03 PM
One of you fine women was taken away by ambulance after feeling ill during the demo. Please let us know how she is faring.
Raging Grannies
The word "Zionist" has very different meanig to different groups and many of the military resisters who refuse to fight in the West Bank and Gaza were self identfied "Zionists".

Articles like
http://www.16beavergroup.org/mtarchive/archives/000187.php
describes those who are religious Zionists but oppose occupation

Rabbi Michael Lerner probably considers himelf a Zionist ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lerner_(rabbi) ) but has ben one of the strongst voices on man mainstram news shows speaking out against Israel's actions in Lebanon:
see
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/071706A.shtml
he has some personal issues with ANSWER that i think he mistakenly attributed to antiSemitism (but realy had more to do with the power of the hardline Marxist WWP in early ANSWER protests and their tendency to allow only speakers that benefitted their ideology)
But he definitely is a example of a self described Zionist willing to openly speak out against the war in Lebanon
by cross-post
Monday Aug 14th, 2006 6:56 PM
Boston Jews Protest Against War and Stand With Humanity
http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/186888/index.php
by Kurt Brown--Saint Ram Bone
Tuesday Aug 15th, 2006 7:11 PM
I watch as those courageous women wage war on war, while I try to stop indentured servitude in the old slave age state of Alabama. I will be back in the bay area soon. Save me some Matzo Ball soup and keep up the good deeds..

Kurt Brown--Saint Ram Bone, Mobile Audit Club

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