Archive | April 19th, 2010

COST OF WAR ON ZIONIST SOCIETY

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Dear All,
I apologize profusely.  I was sure that I’d sent the itinerary into cyber space as soon as I’d received it.  But since I find no copy of it in my sent-items folder, I presume that I’d intended to but didn’t.  There are still a few venues remaining.  If you live in the vicinity of any of them, I am sure that you will not regret attending.
 
All the best,
Dorothy
 
2010 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NEW PROFILE SPEAKING TOUR

Costs of War on Israeli Society: 
Two Unheard Perspectives 
OFRA YESHUA LYTH & ISMAIL KHAROUB
on the impact of continuing war on Israeli Society. Ofra Lyth, an Israeli Jew, and Ismail Kharoub, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, speak about the ongoing impact on Israel and its citizens of the continuing Palestinian-Israeli conflict
The speakers will offer two distinct and often overlooked voices in public discussion of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Public discussion in the United States often focuses on Israel’s security and perceived threats from the Palestinians and surrounding Arab nations or the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and military occupation of the West Bank.
These speakers will address the heavy toll exacted on Israel as a nation and on both Jewish and Palestinian Israelis, by the state of continuing war and the failure to achieve a political resolution to the conflict. 
The national Refuser Solidarity Network and Resource Center for Nonviolence of Santa Cruz are organizing this regional speaking tour of the Central Coast and Central Valley of California from April 9-25, 2010.  
Proceeds from the speaking tour will support the work of New Profile, a feminist Israeli organization that offers support for those refusing military service, challenges the pervasive influence of militarism on Israeli society, and strives to civilize the politics and everyday life of Israel.
 Recently the state attorney general concluded an investigation of New Profile that seemed determined to intimidate or shut down the organization. The national Refuser Solidarity Network provides grants to a half dozen groups in Israel that support military refusers.
The Resource Center for Nonviolence of Santa Cruz is taking the lead in organizing the two-week speaking tour. 
Tax deductible contributions to support the ongoing efforts of New Profile and/or the Refuser Solidarity Network may be made payable to: “RSN” or “RSN/New Profile” and mailed c/o RCNV, 515 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or by visiting www.refusersolidarity.net    
To find out where the speakers are appearing or to host the speakers in your community, contact: Scott Kennedy, Resource Center for Nonviolence 831.423.1626 ext. 107.
Schedule:
  
Saturday April 10, 2010 
Santa Cruz 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fundraising Reception, at the Darling House, 314 West Cliff Drive. RSVP. santacruz friendsofnewprofile@gmail.com or 831.423.1626×107.
 
Monterey 7:00 p.m. Presentation at Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey. 
 
Sunday April 11 
3:00 p.m. Presentation at Foster Library, Ventura, sponsored by Citizens for Peaceful Resolution, Ventura 
 
Monday April 12 
Thousand Oaks 7:00 p.m. public presentation at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks.
 
Tuesday April 13 
Oxnard/Ventura 
 
Wednesday April 14 
Fresno 6:30 p.m. public presentation at College Community Congregational Church, 5550 No. Fresno Street, Fresno Center for Nonviolence   Peace Fresno, WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)
 
Thursday April 15 
Modesto 7:00 p.m. Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Avenue, Modesto.  Modesto Peace/Life Center and Church of the Brethren.
 
Friday April 16 
Stockton 6:00 p.m. Potluck and presentation, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton.
 
Sunday April 18 
Sacramento, Davis
 
Monday April 19 
7:00 p.m. Presentation at United Methodist Church, 1600 Anderson Road, Davis. Sponsored by UMC Davis & Jewish Peace Alternative. 
 
Tuesday April 20 
(tba)
 
Wednesday April 21 
7:00 p.m.public presentation at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 West Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale. Sponsors Sunnyvale Presbyterian Chapter Pilgrims of Ibillin, Southbay Jewish Voice for Peace, Peace and Justice Task Force of the San Jose Presbytery
 
Thursday April 22 
4:00 Rossmoor, Walnut Creek. Sponsored by Rossmoor’s “Human Rights in the Middle East” plus Middle East Study Group of Contra Costa County.
 
Friday April 23

7:00 p.m. Presentation at Newman Hall, Dwight Way at College Avenue, Berkeley. Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace.
Please forward to friends and contacts in the Central Coast and 
Central Valley areas of California!

2010 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA NEW PROFILE SPEAKING TOUR
http://web.me.com/kenncruz/2010_California_New_Profile_Tour/Welcome.html

Costs of War on Israeli Society:
Two Unheard Perspectives
OFRA YESHUA LYTH & ISMAIL KHAROUB
on the impact of continuing war on Israeli Society

Ofra Lyth, an Israeli Jew, and Ismail Kharoub, a Palestinian citizen 
of Israel, speak about the ongoing impact on Israel and its citizens 
of the continuing Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The speakers will offer two distinct and often overlooked voices in 
public discussion of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Public 
discussion in the United States often focuses on Israel’s security and 
perceived threats from the Palestinians and surrounding Arab nations 
or the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and military 
occupation of the West Bank.

These speakers will address the heavy  toll exacted on Israel as a nation and on both Jewish and Palestinian  Israelis, by the state of continuing war and the failure to achieve a  political resolution to the conflict.

The national Refuser Solidarity Network and Resource Center for 
Nonviolence of Santa Cruz are organizing this regional speaking tour 
of the Central Coast and Central Valley of California from April 9-25, 
2010.

Proceeds from the speaking tour will support the work of New Profile, 
a feminist Israeli organization that offers support for those refusing 
military service, challenges the pervasive influence of militarism on 
Israeli society, and strives to civilize the politics and everyday 
life of Israel. Recently the state attorney general concluded an 
investigation of New Profile that seemed determined to intimidate or 
shut down the organization.

The national Refuser Solidarity Network 
provides grants to a half dozen groups in Israel that support military 
refusers. The Resource Center for Nonviolence of Santa Cruz is taking 
the lead in organizing the two-week speaking tour.

Tax deductible contributions to support the ongoing efforts of New 
Profile and/or the Refuser Solidarity Network may be made payable to: 
“RSN” or “RSN/New Profile” and mailed c/o RCNV, 515 Broadway, Santa 
Cruz, CA 95060 or by visiting www.refusersolidarity.net

To find out where the speakers are appearing or to host the speakers 
in your community, contact: Scott Kennedy, Resource Center for 
Nonviolence 831.423.1626 ext. 107.

Schedule:

Saturday April 10, 2010
Santa Cruz 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fundraising Reception, at the 
Darling House, 314 West Cliff Drive. RSVP. santacruz friendsofnewprofile@gmail.com
  or 831.423.1626×107.

Monterey 7:00 p.m. Presentation at Irvine Auditorium, 499 Pierce 
Street, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey.

Sunday April 11
3:00 p.m. Presentation at Foster Library, Ventura, sponsored by 
Citizens for Peaceful Resolution, Ventura

Monday April 12
Thousand Oaks 7:00 p.m. public presentation at California Lutheran 
University, Thousand Oaks.

Tuesday April 13
Oxnard/Ventura

Wednesday April 14
Fresno 6:30 p.m. public presentation at College Community 
Congregational Church, 5550 No. Fresno Street, Fresno Center for 
Nonviolence   Peace Fresno, WILPF (Women’s International League for 
Peace and Freedom)

Thursday April 15
Modesto 7:00 p.m. Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Avenue, 
Modesto.  Modesto Peace/Life Center and Church of the Brethren.

Friday April 16
Stockton 6:00 p.m. Potluck and presentation, Central United Methodist 
Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton.

Sunday April 18
Sacramento, Davis

Monday April 19
7:00 p.m. Presentation at United Methodist Church, 1600 Anderson Road, 
Davis. Sponsored by UMC Davis & Jewish Peace Alternative.

Tuesday April 20
(tba)

Wednesday April 21
7:00 p.m.public presentation at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 
West Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale. Sponsors Sunnyvale Presbyterian 
Chapter Pilgrims of Ibillin, Southbay Jewish Voice for Peace, Peace 
and Justice Task Force of the San Jose Presbytery

Thursday April 22
4:00 Rossmoor, Walnut Creek. Sponsored by Rossmoor’s “Human Rights in 
the Middle East” plus Middle East Study Group of Contra Costa County.

Friday April 23

7:00 p.m. Presentation at Newman Hall, Dwight Way at College Avenue, 
Berkeley. Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace.

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YOUR LINK

NOVANEWS

I just received this from a friend with a high degree of technical know-how.
This link works for me (but so did the other one).  Please distribute
widely, and especially to your church congregations and pastors.

Thanks,
Dorothy
—– Original Message —–
From: “Uncle Zzzen” Subject: Kairos statement – the Microsoft-free edition

 Took me some time, but now I can read this:
> http://kairos-re-military-order.jottit.com/
>
> Cheers,
> Nimrod

> On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:44:33 +0300
> Dorothy <dor_naor@netvision.net.il> wrote:
>
>> Kairos statement on the new Israeli military orderPlease distribute
>> widely.  Thanks, Dorothy
>> —– Original Message —–
>> From: Sharry Lapp
>> To: myrtoe@yahoogroups.com
>> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 4:21 PM
>> Subject: [myrtoe] FW: Kairos statement on the new Israeli military
>> order [1 Attachment]
>>
>>
>> [Attachment(s) from Sharry Lapp included below]

>> Attachment(s) from Sharry Lapp
>> 1 of 1 File(s)
>>
>> Kairos statement on the new Israeli military order.doc
>>
>> http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/18186725/97928451/name/Kairos%20statement%20on%20the%20new%20Israeli%20military%20order.doc
>>
>> See also
>>
>> http://www.oikoumene.org/gr/resources/documents/other-ecumenical-bodies/kairos-palestine-document.html20order.doc._,_.___

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RACIST TORY & ETHNIC DIVERSITY

NOVANEWS

Tories ‘airbrushed’ ethnic minority candidates from campaign leaflets

Party denies keeping photographs of its non-white candidates out to pander to the BNP’s supporters

The Conservatives have been accused of “pandering to prejudice” by omitting pictures of their non-white election candidates from campaign literature in areas where they are fighting the BNP.

Claims by the Tory leader, David Cameron, to be promoting ethnic diversity were called into question after an entire series of campaign calendars issued in east London – the front line of the fight against the BNP – contained only photographs of their white candidates.

The Conservatives denied that the move amounted to deliberate “airbrushing” of ethnic minority candidates. They insisted that the lack of photographs of their non-white candidates on all campaign calendars dropped through letter boxes was because their list of candidates had not been completed when the material was published.

But they could not explain why the names of the non-white candidates, and their phone numbers, did appear, suggesting they had already been signed up to campaign for seats on Barking and Dagenham council. When contacted by the Observer, one Tory council candidate, Wale Oguntona, who is of Nigerian descent, said: “I have been told that all inquiries have to be handled by Simon Jones [the parliamentary candidate].”

On Saturday night Simon Woolley, the national co-ordinator and founder of Operation Black Vote, which campaigns to promote black people in politics, said: “There is a clear intent from the Conservative party to airbrush its candidates out of these leaflets.

It is extremely disappointing, given that the Conservative leadership recognises the power of the black vote. This is pandering to prejudice. You can either confront race hatred or pander to it, as they are doing by having only white faces on their material.”

Woolley said the party was “covering itself” with the release of pictures that appeared to be cobbled together.

Margaret Mullane, a Labour council candidate, said she had never seen her Tory opponent, Samson Omosule, on the campaign trail. “It would appear they do not want to let the gentleman out. The Labour team has not seen him.”

Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP for Tooting and minister of state for transport, said: “If everything is as it appears, this is very worrying. David Cameron talks of open politics and a changed Conservative party, but here it looks as though they are scared of acknowledging their own candidates.

The glossy calendars, bearing pictures of Cameron and Jones on the front, were distributed in wards across Dagenham and Rainham. They are key pieces of campaign literature designed for people to keep on their walls.

The Tories said it was “fiction” to suggest that non-white candidates had been left off deliberately and said there was plenty of material showing these candidates. They forwarded different material to the Observer with photographs of the non-white candidates prominently displayed. But it appeared that these images had been superimposed onto the new material so that they were next to their white colleagues. They were not original, group photos.

Operation Black Vote will publish research this week showing that the black and ethnic minority vote could significantly influence the result in more than 100 parliamentary seats. Cameron has made strenuous efforts to promote the idea of a racially diverse Conservative party, but critics say that in areas where the BNP is a force and there is strong anti-immigrant feeling, parties can be wary of promoting their non-white candidates.

There are fears that in local elections on 6 May the BNP could seize control of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It currently has 12 councillors to Labour’s 37 and the Tories’ two. In the Barking parliamentary seat, Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, is standing against Labour’s Margaret Hodge.

Ian Austin, the communities minister, says in today’s Observer that Labour needs to change its tactics to confront the BNP. “The old tactics of bans, pickets and protests no longer work. Legal action over membership rules is counterproductive, too. In the coming election, candidates from mainstream parties will have to take on the BNP at public meetings, win the argument and persuade voters the BNP is wrong.”

The Tories have been embroiled in a row about immigration in nearby Romford, where leaflets were distributed claiming the floodgates had been opened to mass immigration. The materialwas said to be “promoted” by Andrew Rosindell, the local MP. Rosindell was quick to distance himself from the material a fortnight ago. He said: “I did not write or approve this flyer.” But he later told the Romford Recorder: “I don’t think they’re inflammatory; it’s how people feel.”

See: www.guardian.co.uk   21.03.2010

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