When the Palestinian Intifada broke out in December
1987 a group of American Jewish professors, academics,
and business persons immediately organized to support the Palestinian struggle to end the Israeli occupation
and create a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian State.
Led by Mark
Bruzonsky, former Washington Representative of
the World Jewish Congress, and a journalist
who had visited the Middle East region over 150 times, JCOME published its first full-page Statement in THE NATION
Magazine on 13 February 1988. It was subsequently published in The Congressional Record on 28 February, and then,
signed by hundreds of American Jews, in THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS on 31 March.
In the next few years JCOME published nearly 100
mostly full-page Statements and information advertisements
strongly supporting the Palestinian Intifada and calling for a suspension of U.S. aid to Israel until Israel
ended its occupation of the Palestinians and a Palestinian State was created.
THE NATION - JCOME
Statement JCOME Statement - February 1988 (soon
to be available here)
THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS - JCOME Statement JCOME Statement - March 1988 (soon to be available here)
JCOME VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES:
STATEHOOD - 1/2 hour
WE DARE TO SPEAK - VOICES OF AMERICAN JEWS
The Jewsh Committee On The Middle East - c/o P.O. Box 18367- Washington, D.C. 20036
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