Jewish Peace News
In addition to containing information and analysis about the war in Gaza, the following pieces feature dissident voices – voices that offer a very significant challenge to any myth that Americans or Israelis uniformly support the carnage taking place. The first piece below reports and analyzes a remarkable undertow of US opinion that is hostile to the war, a report that reveals a striking disconnect between (particularly Democratic) voters and our representatives.
The second piece below is a letter from Naamika Zion, a member of Kol Aher, a peace group in Sderot, who makes a strong and eloquent argument / plea: “Not in my name and not for me you went to war. The current bloodbath in Gaza is not in my name and not for my security.”
The last dissident voice is George Bisherat, a law professor, whose lucid, critical analysis appeared in the Wall Street Journal, of all places. Racheli Gai writes: It’s important that people take the time to write to the Wall Street Journal and thank them for publishing such a fine piece – (not a common thing on their part)… Email your letter to the editor to: email@example.com. Please limit your letters to 200 or fewer words … shorter letters have a better chance of being selected for publication.
According to Blumenthal (in the piece immediately below), a growing numbers of Americans don’t buy into the myths disseminated by mainstream media about the war on Gaza. He conjectures that – in addition to the presence on line of alternative sources of information – the reason is that after people got sold a bill of goods in regards to why the US went to a war against Iraq, they are a lot more skeptical about the veracity of what they hear and see on most mainstream media outlets.