Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Letter to the LATimes RE: the EXCELLENT letter by Martin J. Weisman regarding "Our ally, Israel"

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", thus building a wall of separation between Church & State" Thomas Jefferson's letter to Baptists from Danbury, Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper soon thereafter... referencing the First Amendment to the United States Constitution

RE: EXCELLENT letter by Martin J. Weisman regarding "Our ally, Israel"

Dear Editor,

I am delighted to see the straightforward and totally helpful letter by Martin J. Weisman regarding "Our ally, Israel": In his opinion "Israel will only achieve true peace and sharply reduce global anti-Semitism if it separates synagogue and state and allows the establishment of a neighboring Palestinian state."... I TOTALLY agree!

A fully secular two state solution firmly based on actually respecting international law and universal basic human rights on both sides of every border really is the most reasonable, logical, and compassionate way to once and for all end the Israel/Palestine conflict... for everyone's sake.

Anne Selden Annab

Jumping to conclusions on the Arab Spring "While there's no reason to think Islamists are in the process of consolidating absolute power anywhere, it's simply foolish not to recognize that they remain in every meaningful sense radical and retain their totalitarian impulses. That they would like to broadly and severely restrict the rights of individuals, women and minorities in the name of religion is obvious. It's hard to see them developing such unrestrained power, but there is also no use in kidding oneself about their evident intentions." Hussein Ibish

What's God got to do with it? If you want freedom and security, you need the following...

'NEW Palestinian strategy'... set to begin 11-11-11

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine can promote peace, truth and reconciliation... We hope to aid that process

The Arab Peace Initiative requests Israel to reconsider its policies and declare that a just peace is its strategic option as well...

Dr Ziad J. Asali: "The pursuit of peace, independence and reform is not a project for cowards..."

Palestine's Salam Fayyad: "We have been trying to do the very best we can."

In Detroit, ambassador makes case for Palestinian nation

Don’t demolish my future! UNWRA: Demolitions and the threat of displacement are ruining people’s lives in the West Bank.

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?

"A right delayed is a right denied."
Martin Luther King Jr.... American Hero

Mahmoud Abbas speech at the UN - The full official text

Weighing the Price of Resistance By Joharah Baker for MIFTAH

Visit Palestine, it Makes a World of Difference By Julie Holm for MIFTAH

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