Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Tuesday,
Sep 30th
Home News Local Zionists attend anti-Zionist rally in Colorado Springs

Zionists attend anti-Zionist rally in Colorado Springs

E-mail Print PDF

Pro-Israel demonstrators at an anti-Zionist rally in Colorado Springs, Aug. 11.“IT was a good night to be a Zionist in Colorado Springs” stated long-time Colorado Springs resident and attorney Manny Weiss after attending an evening event Monday, August 11.

Candles were lit and distributed during a gathering in downtown Colorado Springs as supporters of The Middle East Peace Project and members of the local Jewish community assembled for a “Candle Light Vigil for Gaza.”

It was the third vigil organized recently by The Middle East Peace Project, which is a task force of the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.

Although the stated purpose of the task force is “to promote a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict by advocacy, education and humanitarian aid,” placards carried by participants in previous vigils included statements such as “Israel is a terrorist state,” “let Gaza live, free Palestine” and “End the illegal occupation of Israel.”

Descriptions of the task force’s philosophy, beliefs, and opinions are pro-Palestinian without an acknowledgement of the role that Hamas has played in the region’s intensified conflict and violence.

In Colorado Springs, they have held vigils, boycotted Israeli products in stores, sponsored individuals to visit Gaza, and supported pro-Palestinian gatherings outside the State Capitol in Denver.

When the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission (PPJPC) was founded in 1978 in Colorado Springs, they focused on peace and justice efforts in the Sudan and similar situations.

Their current focus is primarily on Gaza and the perceived injustices against the people of Gaza, although they have sponsored programs events on a wide range of issues from sustainability, non-violence, and social justice.

The rest of this article is available in the August 15, 2014 IJN print and digital edition only. Contact Carol to order your copy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or subscribe to our online e-Edition.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 August 2014 05:05 )  

IJN e-Edition

This is only a taste! Get full access to the IJN via our e-Edition, only $14.04 for IJN Print subscribers.

E-Edition subscribers get access to a complete digital replica of the IJN, which includes all special sections.

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Netanyahu lunches with Adelson following U.N. speech

Marcy Oster Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had lunch in a Midtown Manhattan restaurant hosted by casino mogul Sheldon Adelson following his address at the United Nations General Assembly. ... [Link]

Israeli cargo ship blocked in Oakland port docks in LA

Marcy Oster An Israeli-owned cargo ship prevented by pro-Palestinian demonstrators from unloading in the Oakland Port will try to unload in Los Angeles. ... [Link]

Frenchman probed for telling TV he might kill Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz French police opened a criminal investigation against a young man who made anti-Semitic statements during a televised interview. ... [Link]

The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

Julie Wiener Could the twin appearance of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner soften the hearts of Jews who refuse to buy German cars? ... [Link]

At U.N., Abbas attacks Israel, but Netanyahu’s mind elsewhere

Uriel Heilman Between Benjamin Netanyahu’s show and tell and Mahmoud Abbas’ genocide tirade, there was some drama at the U.N. General Assembly — but few real surprises. ... [Link]

Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

Cnaan Liphshiz Belgium’s far-right Vlaams Belang party said it will submit a bill proposing a blanket ban on ritual slaughter. ... [Link]

Yaalon: IDF took out 80 percent of Gaza rockets during offensive

Marcy Oster Israel destroyed some 80 percent of Palestinian rockets and mortars in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said. ... [Link]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2014 U.N. General Assembly address

Uriel Heilman Read Benjamin Netanyahu’s Sept. 29, 2014 speech. ... [Link]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942
email@ijn.com • larry@ijn.com • lori@ijn.com