SFMEW Meeting – March 6, 2017, 7:15pm, Chabad; Yasher Koach to Robby Geller

Don’t miss our next meeting on Monday, March 6 at 7:15 pm at the Santa Fe Jewish Center – Chabad.

Tentative agenda:

*anti-BDS strategy    *Results of the Dennis Ross event    *Working with Council on International Relations    *Working with KSFR    *New Mexican bias    *Suggestions for next speaker event; other events    *Media campaign    *Schools education    *Facebook page

Come and lend your voice and skills to help advance our cause.

Yasher Koach to Robby Geller for his letter in the New Mexican February 28, 2017:

Hard questions

First of all, I did not support Jeff Sessions for attorney general nor did I support Keith Ellison for Democratic National Committee chairman. After watching Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., eviscerate Sessions over racially insensitive comments attributed to him 30 years ago, I wonder how these same people supported Ellison, knowing that he has supported Louis Farrakhan, the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, and referred to Israel incorrectly as an apartheid state, associations and comments that are considered anti-Semitic. Sessions has tried to distance himself from his previous comments and has made attempts to undo the harm caused by those positions. Ellison has not apologized and continues to criticize Israel beyond what most would consider political disagreements. So why was the Democratic leadership unable to forgive racially insensitive comments and actions more than 30 years ago from one politician while embracing another politician, who I believe continues to preach an anti-Semitic doctrine?

Robert B. Geller, M.D., Santa Fe

Once again we thank those who sponsored and hosted the Dennis Ross event.  If you like our activities please support our work.  

Thanks to Halley Faust, Susan Goldstein, Ruth Moss, and Natan Wallace for representing SFMEW at the Jewish Federation of New Mexico’s Super Sunday telethon, which raised $43,000 for the Federation’s support for Jewish life in New Mexico!  Mazal Tov to Zach Benjamin, executive director, Marvin Gottlieb, President, Sara Koplik, Director of Community Outreach, and Deborah Albrycht, Director of Finance and Administration.

Santa Fe MIddle East Watch is a beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico.