Police Memo: Chief Lopez Received No Military Training from Israel

Durham’s Mayor Steve Schewel recently alleged that Retired Chief Jose Lopez, Sr. received military training in Israel. Leadership of Voice4Israel contacted the Durham Police Department for clarification about the relevant Seminar that Retired Chief Jose Lopez, Sr. attended in Israel in 2008. The memo below, dated October 10, 2018, is the answer provided to us …

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Reform Jews Ask Durham’s Mayor Steve Schewel to Remove Israel from the “Israel Resolution”

Israel, Durham

by Peter Reitzes and Ethan Hertz Both authors are speaking on their own behalf and not on the behalf of any organization. Mayor Schewel Speaks at Judea Reform On October 4, Mayor Steve Schewel spoke at a 7:00PM members-only event at Judea Reform to answer questions about the Durham City Council’s “Israel Resolution” which made …

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Don’t Retweet Anti-Semites: An Open Letter to Durham City Council Member Jillian Johnson

Voice4Israel, Durham City Council

Dr. Adam Goldstein, Family Physician, Voice4Israel Board Member Dear Ms. Johnson, I saw last week that you chose to retweet a derogatory statement by Jeremy Corbyn against Israel. I suspect you may share his views about Israel in many ways, although I am not sure you are aware of how most mainstream Jewish organizations and …

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Singling Out Israel at the Durham City Council: Jewish Community Responses

Voice4Israel and the Durham Chapel Hill Jewish Federation continue to explore the hurtful decision by the Durham City Council to single out Israel. Find out how it happened, what is being done to diminish the damage, and what you as part of the mainstream community can do. Hear from community leaders on actions taken, next steps, and how to get involved.

Lullabies and Blood-Libels: An Open Letter to the Durham City Council

Durham City Council, Israel

Voice4Israel Continues to Speak Out Voice4Israel board member Mike Ross wrote this open letter to the Durham City Council on August 16 objecting to the Council’s demonization of Israel and the Mayor Pro Temore’s perpetuation of the myth that Israel indiscriminately targets civilians.   Dear Mayor Schewel and Councilpersons Alston, Caballero, Freeman, Johnson, Middleton, and Reece, …

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