Folks, this is a startling read:
Thousands of miles away, in the scenic university town of Madison, Wisconsin, a battle of some importance to Israel’s cause took place. The City Council of Madison met twice, on 6 July and 20 July 2004, to review a proposal to name Madison the sister city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip. This initiative was significant, because only a few American cities have adopted Palestinian towns, and its acceptance would have resulted in further Israel-bashing. Although Madison may seem far away, the decision reached there will serve as a precedent. A university town, Madison was known in the 1960s as a center of opposition to the war in Vietnam, and became one of the “cause capitals” of America.1 This spring, it was a group of pro-Palestinian radicals who proposed designating Rafah as Madison’s sister city. Their leader and spokesperson, Jennifer Loewenstein, spent time in Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza in 2000-2002 and is a member of the Palestine/Israel Peace and Justice Alliance.Her partner in this initiative is the Al Mazen Center for Human Rights, located in the Gaza refugee camp of Jebaliya. It professes to be a nonpartisan human rights organization but has been active in pursuing a virulently anti- Israeli agenda, while entirely ignoring Palestinian terrorism. Al Mazen was prominent at the anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic hate-fest at the UN World Conference against Racism in Durban (2001). Loewenstein referred to Al Mazen as a welcome intermediary for establishing contacts with Palestinians and a positive step toward giving them a voice in the United States. Last April, Steven Morrison, executive director of the Jewish Community Council of Madison, came out against the idea of twinning Madison with Rafah. And Madison’s mayor, Dave Cieslewicz, also declared himself against it, as it would divide the community. Such a proposal normally would have had a reasonable chance. “What was new this time,” one of the council members stated, was “the tremendous amount of opposition here at home.”The Jewish community of Madison, which numbers about five thousand, decided to fight and was well organized.
Up yours, Jennifer, you dirty rat. You’re a cur and a thorn and a disgrace to Judaism.