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.

Explaining Anti-Semitism and Discrimination to the Durham City Council: An Open Letter

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Amy Rosenthal with Josh Ravitch Explaining Anti-Semitism and Discrimination to the Durham City Council Voice4Israel board member Amy Rosenthal sent this letter to Durham City Council member Mark-Anthony Middleton to share her concerns about the discriminatory nature of the Council’s decision to single out Israel. Read more about Durham’s anti-Israel discrimination here Hello Mr Middleton, I …

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I Love Israel with Carin Savel

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Carin Savel, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary This is the seventh post in a series featuring North Carolinians discussing their love of Israel. Thank you Carin Savel! What is your most memorable moment in Israel? Hearing my cousin Leeyah yelling my name at the airport when I arrived for the first time. We …

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Israeli Songs of the Summer at Camp Shelanu

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Shelly Roccah – Dance Counselor at Camp Shelanu Shelly Roccah is the dance instructor at Camp Shelanu. Ms. Roccah is 21 years old,  was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Ms. Roccah has practiced modern dancing and Balinese dancing, but her favorite style is Hiphop. Shelly shares, …

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

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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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Heavy Metal Peacemakers

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Chen Balibus Chen Balbus of Orphaned Land Speaks with Voice4Israel Chen Balbus, guitar player of the Israeli band Orphaned Land, answers questions for Voice4Israel about being a successful and respected musician in Israel.  Haaretz refers to Orphaned Land as “Israel’s most successful metal band [which] has fans throughout the Arab world. For 27 years it …

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It is a privilege to be a Jew, my son

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Rabbi Daniel Greyber wrote the following letter to his son, Alon, before he went off to college. Voice4Israel is honored to share it with our readers.  “I wish that I could tell you that Jews are safe in a world without Israel, but I cannot.” Rabbi Daniel Greyber A Letter to My Son I wish …

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Israel Under Fire: From Green to Black, Turning Israel to Ash

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Israel under fire Amy Rosenthal shares her memories and pictures of a beautiful Israel landscape with our readers. “With 678 fires so far, crops burning and animals burned alive, where is the outrage?” Amy Rosenthal Israel Burns from Hamas Attacks As Israel burns from Hamas attacks, day after day for more than 100 days, why …

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An American Volunteering In Israel During the Attack

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Photo Credit: Israeli Defense Forces Mark Werner, an American volunteer on an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) base from Raleigh, North Carolina, reports his experience near Gaza. Writing in The Times of Israel, Werner states: “Most Americans have never had the experience of being wakened in the middle of the night by a Tzeva Adom (‘Code Red’) …

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