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Beth Israel Raises Money for Magen David Adom USA

23. September 2004 • Ari Paul
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Beth Israel, which has been the target of protests from the anti-Israel group Jewish Witnesses for Peace, has currently raised over $65 per picketer per week, which will be given to the Israeli Red Cross.

“As of today, we have 146 donors who have given $6007.50,” a Beth Israel official said in an email. He says he wants to “Transform this negative into a positive by raising money for Magen David Adom USA, the Israeli Red Cross, turning our frustration over the picketers into constructive action.”

JWP has weekly protests against Israeli occupation of Palestinian land outside Beth Israel. The temple argues that it has no official ties to the Israeli government.

  1. Good for them! I’m glad to see the congregation has figured out a way to find a positive from something so ugly and offensive.
       —kate    Sep. 23 '04 - 11:17AM    #