Shame on Christians Witnessing for Palestine,

For blackballing Alison Weir/If Americans Knew

Dear Elaine,

I recall your Christian Witnessing for Palestine group censuring Gilad and Deir Yassin Remembered in past years, but this is a new low.

While I am confident that you personally did not blackball Alison, the group has.  To me that is an indication that it has been co-opted by Zionists and Christians who are so philosemitic that they cannot even recognise the hypocrisy of their actions.  Shame on them and their refusal to speak truth to power.

I would appreciate your informing the group of these sentiments and that they come directly from me.

With kind personal regards for you and Ron, who is undoubtedly caught between a rock and a hard place.

Dan McGowan

Deir Yassin Remembered

Dear Alison,

I am writing to let you know about the very difficult decision reached by our group re the IAK ad for our upcoming film series.  After much discussion of the current controversy and with no real consensus we have decided we cannot at this time accept an ad from IAK for this year's booklet.  I say "at this time" because we hope for continuing and respectful conversation, and pray for deeper understanding among groups such as IAK, JVP, and US Campaign nationally and here locally.  For now we hope and pray for your strength and perseverance in the good work you have undertaken and we look forward to future ways to make common cause and be in conversation.

In peace and hope,

Elaine Johnson

Christians Witnessing for Palestine, Rochester NY