• APRIL WOLFF

    SORRY FOR CAPS. BAD EYES GETTING WORSE. I AM FOR BDS, AND SEE A PREVIOUS TRIP TO ISRAEL AS FURTHER SERIOUSNESS IN STUDENTS WHO DO AS WELL. THE NATION MAGAZINE CALLS THE ADL, “THE DEFAMATION LEAGUE”. NOT IN ALL CASES, BUT IN THIS I DISAGREE WITH THEM. MY FEELING IT THAT J ST DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH. IN A PHONE CALL, THEY TOLD ME THEY SUPPORT A FREEZE OF SETTLEMENTS. THE SETTLEMENTS MUST STOP SHORT, PERMANENTLY, FOR THERE TO BE ROOM FOR A PALESTINIAN STATE. I GET MY NEWS ABOUT ISRAEL FROM HAARETZ. IN WHICH GIDEON LEVY WROTE, “ISRAEL DOES NOT WANT PEACE. PERIOD.” NETANYHU CERTAINLY DOESN’T ACT AS IF HE DOES. ISRAEL FREEZES SETTLEMENTS, THEN “ACCIDENTALLY” DECIDES TO DEFROST THEM WHEN VP BIDEN IS THERE? NO WONDER IT TOOK OBAMA SO LONG TO GO TO ISRAEL. LET’S FACE IT, AIPAC BUYS CONGRESS, SO IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO’S PRESIDENT. OBAMA WAS OBVIOUSLY TICKED OFF AS NETANYAHU LECTURED HIM ON ISRAELI HISTORY. THEN THE PM WAS LIMOED TO CONGRESS WHERE HE WAS GREETED BY AN EMBARRASSINGLY UNANIMOUS STANDING CLAPATHON. I AM ANGERED WHEN BECAUSE OF AIPAC AND THE ADL, SOME JEWS AND SOME HOLLY ROLLERS WAITING FOR THE RAPTURE, THE US VOTES REPEATEDLY AGAINST A PALESTINIAN STATE. ISRAEL IS DELEGITIMIZING ITSELF IN ITS RACISM AND ITS FAKE DEMOCRACY. IT ALREADY IS AN APARTHEID STATE. I SEE TV OF SETTLERS THROWING ISRAELI ARABS OUT OF THEIR HOMES, AS ISRAELI LEFTISTS FILM THEM AND TRY TO HELP THE ARABS ISRAELIS. I’M A WHITE SOUTHERNER WHO WAS IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. THE SUPREME COURT DECIDED SEPARATE BUT EQUAL WASN’T EQUAL. ISRAEL IS BECOMING A JIM CROW STATE. ON HAARETZ COMMENTERS ARE ALREADY TURNING TO CHINA OR RUSSIA. NO PROBLEM WITH HUMAN RIGHTS THERE. THOUGH, SOME OF THOSE SETTLERS WE GOT OUT OF RUSSIA. THEY TURNED OUT TO BE NYC’S WORST CAB DRIVERS EVER. “THE EAST SIDE? WHAT’S THAT?” TOO BAD, BECAUSE IN ISRAEL THEY’RE SHOOTING THE IDF, WHICH, IN TURN, SHOOTS KIDS WHO THROW ROCKS. YES, I KNOW ABOUT THE ROCKETS. WHAT IF WE OFFER ISRAELIS UTAH? IDAHO? THEY COULD MAKE ANOTHER DESERT BLOOM. DO YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ISRAEL’S BAD BEHAVIOR INSTEAD OF REALLY TRYING TO MAKE PEACE, HAS INCREASED ANTI SEMITISM WORLD WIDE? EXCEPT HERE? THERE ARE PARTS OF NYC WHERE PEOPLE SAY “DO YOU KNOW THERE ARE PARTS OF AMERICA WHERE PEOPLE DON’T SPEAK YIDDISH?” SAME SEX SEGREGATED BUSES. WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE BACK. I’VE BEEN MEANING TO GO SIT IN THE FRONT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I SUGGESTED ON AIPAC’S SITE THAT A SYNAGOGUE AROUND THE CORNER CHANGE IT’S SIGN PROCLAIMING: SOUTH SUDAN: A CALL TO CONSCIENCE” WITH ONE SAYING, PALESTINE: A CALL TO CONSCIENCE”. A COUPLE IN THE ELEVATOR, PROBABLY HAVING READ MY NAME, SAID, “YOU’RE THE TROUBLEMAKER”. FUNNY. I THINK OF MYSELF AS A PEACEMAKER. I GIVE DVDS DOCUMENTARIES TO THOSE TENDING TOWARDS ANTI SEMITISM ON HOW POLISH CATHOLIC WOMEN SAVED JEWISH CHILDREN DURING THE HOLOCAUST. GOODNESS IS WHAT CHANGES HEARTS, NOT BLAME. AND TELL THEM TO PASS IT ON TO EVERYONE THEY KNOW IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.