post on BDS from Mondolweiss

Mondolweiss has a powerful article about the BDS and the way Uri Horesh, a lecturer in Arabic at Northwestern University in Evanston, ILL. responds to this boycott personally.

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I personally know that the Palestinians encourage anyone to support the boycott even though it might deprive them of some jobs they’ve had to support their families. To check into the Israeli boycott, just google those two words.

An Advent 4-week book discussion on John Dear’s THE NONVIOLENT LIFE

john dear book pictureEach Monday night of Advent this year, Project Peace will host a book discussion on John Dear’s very popular book:  The Nonviolent Life.  This book is perfect for our preparation for Christmas when we celebrate the peace-filled person Emmanuel–God with us. 

In reading the book myself, I felt that this book must be shared with the greater public.  I will order 15 books from Amazon for about $10.00/book.  They will be used but in very good condition. Please call 419.447.0435 ext. 136 to be a part of the group.

Blessings.  sr. Paulette

Drone models made by Mike Fagan.
            Drone models made by Mike Fagan on display at St. Francis Spirituality Center.  They will also be on display at our Peace booth at the Heritage Festival Sept. 20, 21.  Please come and see them with explanations of their uses, etc. attached.

Friday August 8 at the corner in Tiffin

The truce between Israel and Hamas will hopefully lift the siege of Gaza.  We want to be sure that this is the message that goes out to the people in the surrounding area of Tiffin; so we are having another action at the corner on the old courthouse square on Friday August 8 from 4:00 pm. until 5:00 with signs to that effect.  Please join us if you are able.  sr. Paulette

Peace in Gaza requires justice for Palestinians

People for Peace & Justice Sandusky County

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Since Israel’s assault on Gaza began 27 days ago, we have heard mainstream media endlessly trumpet the message:  “Israel has a right to defend itself.”  Seldom do we hear any context provided.  Militants labeled “terrorists” don’t usually arise out of the clear blue sky.   What is the real story behind Gaza’s rockets and Israel’s missiles, drones, and F-16’s?  Rabbi Henry Siegman, former National Director of the American Jewish Congress provides us with some much needed analysis in the following article entitled “Israel Provoked This War,” published in Politico Magazine, July 22.

Israel Provoked This War

It’s up to President Obama to stop it.

By HENRY SIEGMAN

There seems to be near-universal agreement in the United States with President Barack Obama’s observation that Israel, like every other country, has the right and obligation to defend its citizens from threats directed at them from beyond its borders.

But this anodyne statement does…

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