Yesterday we had an event at Auburn with Ron Kronish a rabbi in Jerusalem that does Inter-religious dialogue. He came with a Palestinian educator, Issa Jabar, who was equally eloquent. At one point during the event, a reporter from a rather anti-Israel magazine felt that it was an opportunity to challenge the charge that Palestinians are being taught to hate Israelis in schools. "Is it true," she asked Jabar, "that Palestinain teachers are teaching hate?" Jabar's response: "Yes - but during Oslo we worked on a new curriculum and we are still hoping to implement it!" May it be speedily and in our days.
I heard a presentation from the folks from True Majority an outfit spawned by Ben of Ben and Jerry's. The host was Rabbi Balfour Brickner and his clergy group. One of their missions is to work on ecomomic justice issues -- to help people see the bigger issues - both nationally and globally. The short videos on their site are worth watching.