Time To Dissociate From Israel - Jewish Statement Originally Published 1988

Time To Dissociate From Israel - Jewish Statement Originally Published 1988

 


Soon after the first Intifada began in December 1987, a group of American Jews quickly came together to publicly support the Palestinian struggle for independence and to call for a major reduction of
U.S. aid to Israel.  The Jewish Committee on the Middle East (JCOME) first published this statement titled "TIME TO DISSOCIATE FROM ISRAEL" on the back cover of The Nation Magazine on 13 February 1988 -- it is reproduced below.   The "Statement" was then quickly published in The New York Review of Books, The Christan Science Monitor, LAWeekly, The Progressive, and the Congressional Record.   It was also scheduled to appear in the Jewish Magazine Tikkun, but shortly before publication Rabbi Michael Lerner ordered it censored from the magazine and payment returned.     We realize the print is small and difficult to read.  But we urge taking the time to read this Statement in full not only for its historic importance but because the issue of U.S. support and financing of Israeli policies is more urgent for public debate than ever.   

DO NOT USE THE P.O. BOX INDICATED AS IT HAS BEEN CLOSED


Persons associated with MER today were instrumental in JCOME.  Many other full-page ads, and two video documentaries, were made by JCOME before activities ended in 1994 when disagreements over the
Oslo agreement caused the needed financial support to wither.   Jewish persons who might be interested in picking up at this time should contact Mark Bruzonsky at MER by email to MER@MiddleEast.Org or by phone 202 362-5266.

MID-EAST REALITIES
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P.O. Box 4918
Washington, DC 20008

Phone:   (202) 362-5266
Fax:   (815) 366-0800
Email:    MER@MiddleEast.Org

 

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