Quest for Justice by Judith Stone
I am a Jew. I was a participant in the Rally for the Right of Return to Palestine. It was the right thing to do. I've heard about the European holocaust against the Jews since I was a small child. I've visited the memorials in Washington, DC and Jerusalem dedicated to Jewish lives lost and I've cried at the recognition to what level of atrocity mankind is capable of sinking.
Where are the Jews of conscience? No righteous malice can be held against the survivors of Hitler's holocaust. These fragments of humanity were in no position to make choices beyond that of personal survival. We must not forget that being a survivor or a co-religionist of the victims of the European Holocaust does not grant dispensation from abiding by the rules of humanity. "Never again" as a motto, rings hollow when it means "never again to us alone."
Read the rest of Ms. Stone's article here.
Ironically, the newspaper, The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, polled its readers about the situation in Gaza. Notice the questions and the interesting results:
Poll Question: What do you think of Israel's actions in Gaza?
Israel was wrong to respond this way. It will increase anti-Semitism. 37.9%
Israel was too restrained before and needs to hit Hamas hard now to restore its deterrent power. 28.8%
Israel had to do something, but the suffering in Gaza saddens me. 22.7%
Israel should have tried diplomatic talks with Hamas first. 9.1%
Israel's response was good, but it should listen to international calls for a cease-fire. 1.5%
Number of Voters
: Thursday, 08 January 2009 17:12
: Saturday, 17 January 2009 01:16
Perhaps an email to The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle is in order to appeal to them to restore the editor, Debbie Ducro's job? If you write, remember to be respectful, and encourage them to be receptive to balanced journalism.