Jewish Author Lectures, Defends Palestine


Not all Jews are Zionists and this report is certainly a prime example of what we are talking about.

The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and a former West Bank resident spoke against Israel’s occupation of Palestine Tuesday night. Hosted by Athens for Justice in Palestine, Anna Baltzer’s lecture was one of many in her book tour. She wrote the book, “Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories,” to bring attention to the plight of Palestinians.

While teaching English in Turkey, Baltzer first learned the extent of the conflict when she traveled to other countries in the Middle East. She said at first she was shocked and angered by propaganda from the displaced Palestinian families, but Baltzer decided to see for herself if the stories were true.

She joined the International Women’s Peace Service and is now speaking against what she calls human rights violations in Israel.

Good to know that there are still decent people in the world who enjoy buying a picnic blanket in peace and solidarity with Palestine.

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