If any of you are alums of colleges that sponsor tours (mine is called Iowa voyagers and is run through the Alumni Office) please beware of a trip put on by AHI International to Israel this Nov. 12-21. Except for hearing Linda Gradstein--who no longer reports for NPR from there--they are not hearing anything about the Palestinian side of the situation---seeing only "natonal" and "holy" sites in Tel Aviv, the Galilee and Jerusalem. I just called by Alumni Office to register a complaint and urge any of you who get such offers, to do the same.
I got on the Community page easily from home just now, which makes me happy, because I never did get on from Chicago. Now I'd like to know how to comment on Jeff and Noushin's blog entries! Just in case I don't learn how to do that, thanks so much for your great summary of our meeting, Noushin. Are you sure you don't want to write the minutes of the meeting for me? And am I ever jealous that you got to the zoo. Dave and I only got to look at "our" lake from the car! I also want to thank Jeff for his sensitive and right on "no-brainer" article re our BDS actions. The first time I was in Israel/Palestine someone told me that it was not anti-Israel to speak out against oppression, repression, violence and corporate punishment and I have hung on to that statement ever since.