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Phil Seib

Former HRC Chair Says HRC Dismissing Concerns of Jewish Leaders

Phil Seib sent the letter below to the Durham Human Relations Commission (HRC) on January 8, 2018 at 2:15PM. Mr. Seib served on the Durham Human Relations ...
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Durham HRC, Israel, Durham City Council

A Second Punch in the Gut: Updated HRC Draft Endorses Discrimination Against Israel and the Jewish People

A Second Punch in the GutLadies and Gentlemen,In the history of the Jewish people, we should by now be accustomed to government discrimination against Jews ...
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Opposition to the City Council’s Statement

In November, the Durham Human Relations Commission (HRC) presented a draft proposal recommending that the Durham City Council remove the singling out of Israel from their ...
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Judea Reform Supports HRC Draft Critical of Durham City Council

Judea Reform StrongOn December 13, 2018, Judea Reform Congregation (JRC) announced that President Ziva Raney, Rabbi (Interim) John Franken, and the Board of Trustees sent ...
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Anti-Semitic “Deadly Exchange” campaign can be defeated when local pro-Israel groups respond quickly

By Miriam Elman Originally published in Legal Insurrection here with accompanying pictures and social media posts. In Rhode Island, the small but active RI Coalition ...
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Interfaith Support of Israel

Beth El Synagogue’s Rabbi Daniel Greyber, accompanied by dozens of Jewish guests, participated in an interfaith service at the River Church in Durham with Bishop Ronald L. Godbee. They discussed the shared spirituality, sufferings, and joys of the African American and Jewish communities. Bishop Goodbye spoke about the Durham City Council’s recent attack on Israel – and by extension – the Jewish community, and how this hurts us all.

Singling Out Israel at the Durham City Council

Watch the full symposium and distinguished panel

 

Singling Out Israel

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“Highlights Reel”

8/26/18 at the Durham JCC

 

The Mainstream Jewish Community Successfully Obtained a Special Subcommittee Hearing from the Durham Human Relations Commission

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Speakers at the April 16, 2018 Durham City Council Meeting minutes before the Council voted to single out Israel.

The Durham City Council Boycotts Israel: Public Records and Reporting

In April of 2018, Durham, North Carolina became the first city in the United States to boycott police trainings with Israel – the only Jewish majority country on the planet. No other countries were singled out or mentioned. As explained by the Mayor Pro Tempore of Durham, the City Council issued “a statement affirming a city policy against police exchanges with Israel.” 

Bishop Ronald L. Goodbee

Watch Bishop Godbee’s full talk at the 8/26/18 Symposium on the Durham City Council’s Singling Out of Israel 

 

Elie Wiesel

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

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