On Thursday, May 10th,2018, “Composing For Peace: A Concert For Social Change” was held at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center – NYC.
“A Concert / fundraiser for New Israel Fund Esp important now that Netanyahu has targeted it again for supporting Israeli organizations working for democracy, pluralism, equality for Palestinians and African migrants.” […]
The “Composing For Peace” concert celebrated Seeds of Peace 25th anniversary with David Broza , Mira Awad and Noa (Achinoam Nini)
“In times of turbulence and uncertainty, music has the potential to capture the zeitgeist of a society, while inspiring human solidarity and renewed hope for the future. In this spirit, we have invited three renowned musicians—David Broza, Noa (Achinoam Nini) and Mira Awad —to perform and share stories about the unique role that music and the arts play in social change and in Israel today.
While the concert – co-organized by NIF – was held INSIDE Temple Emanu-El, OUTSIDE the New Jewish Defense League NY stood up against the New Israel Fund … and one of it’s enablers … Temple Emanu-El.
FACT: The New Israel Fund (NIF) supports BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) and BDS is Antisemitism.
What was Temple Emanu-El thinking!?
“Our rabbis should be leading the fight to end BDS. Our shuls should be places that we are learning Torah, to love Israel and be a place to proud of who we are. They should never be a place that supports anti-Antisemitism!” [New JDL NY]
The New Jewish Defense League-NY rallied outside the concert to condemn BDS, voicing their outrage at Temple Emanu-El who denies that the New Israel Fund (NIF) assists in financing anti-Israel groups.
Silence is not an option! So the New JDL NY , “… did something about it.”
“Proof that what we (the JDL) did had an effect, we heard from a friend inside that the concert started late because they addressed the protest outside (claiming) ‘NIF does not support BDS’.” [New JDL NY]
Temple Emanu-El, shame on you!
Flickr slide show
[Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]
Posters from New JDL NY