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In recent weeks, over 28 million copies of the virulently anti-Islam movie Obsession have been distributed to people across the country–including every pastor and rabbi in America; the words “Muslim” and “Arab” have become synonymous with “Terrorist”; and now many openly state that being a Muslim-American or Arab-American disqualifies one from holding elected office in this country.

A strong democracy requires a majority that stands up for the minority, refusing to remain silent when others fuel the fires of division and hatred. We are appalled by the recent escalation of demonizing attacks against Arabs and Muslims. These are attacks on people we are proud to call our neighbors, colleagues, loved ones and fellow citizens. As Jews and other people of faith, we know too well the price when others remain silent. To our Arab and Muslim friends, we say we stand with you. Click here for more..

As people committed to a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, just as we condemn Muslim extremists who demonize Jews or Christians, we also reject efforts by Christian and Jewish right-wing extremists to stigmatize all Arabs and Muslims in an effort to build support for unfair policies in the Middle East. It is in our interest as Jews, as Americans and as human beings to end Israel’s unlawful occupation of the Palestinians, and to fully recognize each other’s humanity, regardless of religion, skin color or ethnicity. Close box…

We refuse to be enemies.

If we would all act as if others are looking over our shoulder, then we would not allow the total injustice that IS the daily struggle of Palestinians, and increasingly the growing number of poor and weak among the Jews of Israel and elsewhere!

Namaste

in solidarity

The current anti-Arab, anti-Muslim idiocy is the mirror image of
anti-Semitism — and it comes from some of the same people. Extremists don’t
speak for everybody. I am proudly Jewish. I have personal, physical
experience of anti-Semitism, and it is vile to treat other people with that
kind of prejudice. It has to stop.

 


Sydney Levy
Director of Chapters and Campaigns | Jewish Voice for Peace

people are people

Demonizing any group is wrong.

At this time, it’s crucial to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters against the fear-mongering of the rightwing.

Peace, salaam, shalom,

Will Fudeman
(with Sorcha, the Rhodesian Ridgeback)
Ithaca, NY- October

 
I am so glad to be sharing this land with you, my Arab cousins.

I am so glad to be sharing this land with you, my Arab cousins. My
life is richer because you are in it. I do not accept scapegoating you.

The photo is from the innauguration of the Canadian Jewish anti-
occupation group, Independent Jewish Voices. I am speaking there on
behalf of my US Jewish anti-occupation group, Jewish Voice for Peace.

Glen Hauer
Berkeley, California, USA

we stand with you

I am a Jew from Lebanon, and have many times experienced anti-Arab racism
first-hand at airports, both in the US and in Israel.

I will not stay silent as this poison spreads. To my Arab and Muslim friends

I say: we stand with you.

— Henri–

 

Standing with you

Standing with you
Vera Reider
Israel

 
SOLIDARITY IN FACE OF DEFAMATORY PROPAGANDA AGAINST MUSLIMS ETC

THE HOKENSON FAMILY OF ADRIAN MICHIGAN USA STAND WITH YOU

We stand with you

Shel Horowitz

 
I stand with you

As someone who has lost a close family member to terrorism (London =
Bombings 2005 7/7) I would stand by all Muslims who have suffered from =
negative publicity since 9/11 and 7/7. The vast majority of Muslims =
stand with us and condemn these acts…so in turn we must stand by =
them…there is only one race…the human race.

yours sincerely=
David Gould

Cecilie Surasky
Director of Communications, Jewish Voice for Peace

 

When fear is used as a political weapon, it becomes essential for groups such as JfJfP (UK) and JVP to counter it and its accompanying lies. JfJfP is proud to be part of JVP’s campaign against the demonisation of Arabs and Muslims fed into public discourse since 9/11 and which Barack Obama’s opponents are seeking to use against him in the US presidential election. Our common humanity defines us before differences of ethnicity, nationality or faith. Pretending otherwise is the mantra of conflict junkies.

In Solidarity from the UK

my photo and words of support

Dear folks,
I am proud to stand with you against bigotry against Muslims and Arabs, and am delighted to send my photo as a member/staffer of CODEPINK, and a Jewish American woman for peace.

“Peace is the duty – not war. Might is not right. Use your light. Do not fight.” – by Jessie Wallace Hughes and the Anti-Enlistment League, 1917
Janet Weil

 
We stand with you!

We stand with you!

Lorri and Dan E say no to anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry.

Keep up the good work!

Jan L. Bernheim MD,PhD
Professor em.,
Department of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

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