I received an email from Rebecca Vilkomerson of JVP. Its a plea for money. She asks me to chose between the ADL and JVP.
Really Rebecca. Really?
As a Jew, as a Zionist, do you really think there is a choice?
Do I side with conspiracy theorists whose stated goal is to "drive a wedge" through my community?
|Jewish Voice for Peace from the Zombietime website|
Sorry, Rebecca. It’s a no brainer for me.
You are absolutely correct about one thing. This is about two very different world views,
I reject JVP primarily for its hypocrisy. For promoting a concert featuring vile anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon, after publicly denouncing him. For taking him out to coffee and offering him "support" if only he used the term "Zionist" instead of "Jew".
|JVP courting Gilad Atzmon|
I reject JVP for its refusal to acknowledge the right of the Jewish people to self determination in our ancient homeland.
I reject JVP for giving lip service to the very real threats facing the Jewish people, without ever taking affirmative action to help.
Conversely, I support ADL for taking a principled stand- for rejecting controversial bus ads as “inflammatory and anti-Muslim.”
I support ADL for its condemnation when any group is unfairly singled out for attack and persecution.
I support ADL for its vision.
Rebecca concludes her email :"We know which side you're on. But we need you to show it."
No, Rebecca, you really don't have a clue.