Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Orange Party for Israel...but really for Gush Katif

In my inbox today was an email informing of "The Orange Party for Israel" which will be taking place next Thursday evening here in NYC. On top of a picture of Israelis holding their flag under a clear blue sky, it says, "All money raised will go towards to communities of Gush Katif and Shomron."

Two questions come to mind:
  • What exactly will the communities be doing with this money? Will it help them when they relocate in a month or so? Or will it be siphoned to the Yesha Council?
  • Why, and this isn't the only party that's been/being held in the area of late, are we partying in support of Gush Katif? Surely there's a more appropriate way to raise awareness of the plight of the Gazans being kicked out of their homes than partying!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Aylana said...

Agreeing that it's inappropriate- but one wonders if there's a more effective way... you know that on the campus the only time people donated money to Israeli causes was when they were at a concert or paying entry fees to a club.
If there's actually any amount that's been raised, I'd hope that its not for relocation expenses. That's sort of defeatist.
I'm going to try and find out where the money's going.

11:15 AM  

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