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Miss Holocaust Survivor Uncrowned for Pro-Palestine Comment

Displaying everything one would look for in a 79 year old Jewish woman, Israel crowned Hava Hershkovitz as Miss Holocaust Survivor.  Her win, and the contest itself, was thought to be too macabre.

This past week, Hershkovitz spoke out against the actions of Israel in Gaza.

“History repeats itself,” Hershkovitz said at the grand opening of the Jerusalem Bingo Center, “I think what Israel is doing to Egypt is no different that what the Nazis did to Europe.”

Almost immediately, Hershkovitz lost sponsorships from Depend, Oh! Nuts, and Alka-Seltzer.  Today we learned she will lose her crown as well.

The runner up in the contest, Esther Libber, will be sworn in and crowned next week.  Hershkovitz has no ill feeling towards Libber.

Her duties relieved, Hershkovitz said exclusively to the Daily World News that she will return to obscurity, “kickin’ it with my Heebes and Sheebs.”

(via TheDailyWorldNews)

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My voice will always be raised in support of Christian-Jewish ties and against the anti-Semitism that all sensible people fear and detest. But this cannot be an excuse for standing aside as successive Israeli governments colonize the West Bank and advance what are racist laws.

Many Black South Africans have travelled to the occupied West Bank and have been appalled by Israeli roads built for Jewish settlers that West Bank Palestinians are denied access to and by Jewish-only colonies built on Palestinian land in violation of international law.

The 1,200 rabbis may not like what I have to say, but it is long past time for them to remove the blinders from their eyes and grapple with the reality that Israel is becoming an apartheid state, or like South Africa in its denial of equal rights is not a future danger…but a present-day reality.

Desmond Tutu (via anticapitalist)
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Here, at the University of Leeds in the UK, these are just some of the posters we have made for 8TH Annual “Israeli Apartheid Week.”

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.

Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of the successes of the BDS movement and build / support ongoing campaigns. Speakers and full programme for each city will be available on this website. Join us in making this a year of struggle against apartheid and for justice, equality, and peace.

Learn more about Israeli Apartheid Week here.

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It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews.

Albert Einstein  (via thelittlephilosopher)

I could not find a date or source for this quote but many repeats of it.  I do not hold it as a valid citation but it is a sad but honest sentiment which is shared by many Israelis, Jews and many others around the world. Free Palestine and stop killing Her people.


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