Jewish Journal

Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

by Jeremy Elster

July 10, 2014 | 6:30 am

The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

In the following edition we look at riots in East Jerusalem in response to the heinous murder of Muhammad Abu Khbeir at the hands of Jewish terrorists and anti-racist events hosted by the Tag Meir Forum (Light in the Place of Terror), ask Israelis on the street what actions should be taken to punish the Israeli Jewish murderers, and look to a hopeful example of joint Arab-Jewish struggle against racism and incitement in the northern town of Fureidis.

This week we close with the following call to action:
"To everyone in the region – Your well-being is in our hearts and minds. It is critical at this time to demonstrate against the destructive decisions of our leaders. For our international viewers, this English language edition is especially important to show your local leadership to put pressure on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to end this escalation so that we can begin to live in peace. See you next time."

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Jeremy Elster is a Southern Californian native and New Israel Fund/SHATIL Social Justice Fellow working as the International Communications Coordinator for Israel Social TV...

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