We found Mike Scott’s story “Middle East Film Festival brings 72 movies to N.O.” on November 12 greatly disturbing. We support independent film in New Orleans, which New Orleans can stand proud as a model; but we are deeply concerned regarding the Director of the N.O. Film Festival, Rene Broussard’s decision to boycott Israel.
A cultural boycott against a country is an inherently prejudicial and unacceptable. It indicts through assumption everyone of that culture is guilty of that assigned to them. That includes not only those who design and implement the official policies, but those who have no connection to the governmental policy that one opposes. This point is even more the case when considering Israel. As a democratic state, any attempt to impose a cultural boycott on it can only stem from lack of knowledge or a wrong perception of Israel.more
The Jewish Outreach and Community Relations Committee is responsible for promoting connection awareness to
Children from a Bronx, New York middle school read from a story written by kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, When the Shark and the Fish First Met.
More than 300 members of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community gathered together on the evening of Thursday, January 8 to express solidarity with Israel.
United Jewish Communities has launched an
On March 6, 2008, as more than 80 students at Jerusalem, Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva gathered to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar, a gunman burst into the Yeshiva and opened fire, killing 8 students and wounding 11. This video shows the graphic aftermath, and contains disturbing images that may not be suitable for all audiences.
Israel, Sderot children want Gaza missile fire to stop!