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Romney’s Boston HQ Refuses to Accept JVP Petition

By: JTA

Jewish Voice for Peace members said its members were rebuffed as they attempted to deliver a letter to the Boston headquarters of Mitt Romney.

A half-dozen members of the group attempted to deliver the letter on Monday calling on Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, to apologize for saying in Jerusalem that the differences between the Israeli and Palestinian economies were due to cultural differences.

The group said it collected slightly more than 17,000 signatures on the letter, which claimed that Romney’s statements on the growth of the Palestinian and Israeli economies “were inaccurate and misleading.”

“Essentially they refused to send someone out,” said Rabbi Joshua Berman, who chairs the Boston Jewish Voice for Peace chapter. “We wanted to deliver the petition and they refused to talk to us.”

The petition says that “Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian land makes it impossible for the Palestinian economy to succeed, not ‘cultural differences.’ Your comments were not a reflection of the values Jews, Americans, and our allies hold dear. We call on you to apologize to the Palestinian people for your willful lack of understanding of the facts on the ground and the racist assumptions behind them.”

In a prepared statement, Berman said that “Governor Romney is ignoring the elephant in the room, which is Israel’s 45-year-old military occupation of Palestinian lands.”

The group’s website says it opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.

The Anti-Defamation League has included Jewish Voice for Peace on its list of top 10 anti-Israel groups.

See also: US Jewish Peace Group Calling Romney Racist over Palestinian Culture Comment.

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6 Responses to “Romney’s Boston HQ Refuses to Accept JVP Petition”

  1. Nathan Katz says:

    ROMNEY IS THE MAN!

  2. Perhaps Rabbi Berman needs to spend some time in Israel to understand the situation of "different" cultures. I very much dislike a Rabbi or any other person hiding behind the veil of religion to spout radical acclaim. If you are so anti-Israel how can you call your self a good Jew? Liberalism is a terrible thing!

  3. Gulu Ezekiel says:

    Nathan Katz Mr. Romney has spoken of his grief at the tragedy at the 'Sheikh' Temple. Should we be worried?

  4. Nathan Katz says:

    Just a slip of the tongue, no more.

  5. Nathan Katz says:

    Just a slip of the tongue, no more.

  6. Ellis Katz says:

    What would you expect. Romney is a friend to Netanyahu, not necessarily to Israel. Romeny and you both tend to support the right-wing in both Israel and the United States. One reason I worry for Israel is that the left is so weak.

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