Friday, 11 November 2016
JVP (also) declares war on Trump
Following is an email sent by JVP’s Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson to her crowd of peace loving Hebrews. The JVPs are totally shocked by Trump’s victory. They must be completely detached from the American people and their democratic choice. Seemingly, even Hilary Clinton showed more courtesy than this AZZ merchant.
This isn’t the email I expected to send you
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:09:36 -0500 (EST)
From:Rebecca Vilkomerson, JVP <email@example.com>
This isn’t the email I expected to send you.
The email I expected to send would have talked about taking President-elect Hillary Clinton to task on human rights and human dignity in Israel/Palestine.
But today is a different day. It is a frightening time where our communities have only ourselves to hold onto. And even with President-elect Trump, propelled into office by a wave of racist, sexist, hateful, anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish, anti-immigrant sentiment, I am feeling more grateful than ever for the power and community of Jewish Voice for Peace.
I know that some of the wisest, most experienced, most determined people on earth are walking around today, feeling a similar way.
I know that in the next weeks and months we will link arms and build power and face this challenge here, while continuing our work alongside our Palestinian allies and friends facing death, detention, bombs, exile, apartheid, and demolition of their homes.
So, even though this is a bleak and uncertain time, you should know, as I do, that you aren’t alone and we haven’t lost because we are just starting to build and win.
With hope and determination,
(And all of us at Jewish Voice for Peace)