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PZC Endorses Raskin-Eshoo Letter

We wholeheartedly support this letter from House Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jamie Raskin. The values of the California Democratic Party (CDP) are clear. The CDP’s 2022 Platform states its support for Israel’s future as a secure democratic Jewish state and provides Israelis and Palestinians the right to live with independence, sovereignty, and dignity within their …

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US Democratic Solidarity with the pro-democracy opposition in Israel

March 13, 2023 We stand in solidarity with the pro-democracy opposition in Israel, against the policies of the extremist coalition government of Benjamin Netanyahu As Democrats, we are greatly alarmed by the potential harms to Israeli society by Israel’s new governing coalition, the most right-wing in its history. The values of the California Democratic Party (CDP) are …

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STATEMENT OF MATTHEW FINKELSTEIN, CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER OF PZC, ON THE FEBRUARY 1 ATTACK AT A SAN FRANCISCO SYNAGOGUE

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, a man walked into the Schneerson Chabad Center where I pray and fired several shots from a handgun. Those present recall the gunman as saying “Hello my Jewish friends. I want to show you something.” He then produced a firearm and said, “Say hello to the Mossad for me” and …

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PZC Alarmed By New Israeli Government

December 30, 2022 Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) is greatly alarmed by Israel’s new governing coalition, sworn in by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, its architect and leader. In a vote of 63-54, the Knesset voted yesterday to approve Israel’s most right-wing government in its history. PZC’s Executive Director, Susan George, commented after the swearing in …

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PZC Thanks San Francisco Public Library

July 22, 2022To: Kate Patterson; Kate.Patterson@sfpl.orgKatrin Reimuller; chiefofmain@sfpl.org We are writing to thank you for saying no to a mural that targets and marginalizes all Jews and non-Jews who support Israel’s existence as a Jewish and democratic state and a lasting peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people. Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) is a …

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Jewish groups applaud CA Democratic Party platform’s wording on Israel

J the Jewish News RYAN TOROK MARCH 14, 2022 In addition to the previously mentioned groups, others that worked to ensure the party’s stance included Progressive Zionists of California, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, the California Young Democrats Jewish Caucus, the American Jewish Committee, JIMENA, StandWithUs and A Wider Bridge. Support also came from California …

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Sierra Club Cancels Trip to Israel After Accusations of “Greenwashing”

Jewish JournalAaron Bandler March 15, 2022 The Progressive Zionists of California launched a petition urging people to inform The Sierra Club that “Israel is part of the solution” to climate change and that the issue can unite both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “To single out Israel—apparently due to pressure from a few outspoken anti-Israel …

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SIERRA CLUB CANCELS TRIP TO ISRAEL AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF “GREENWASHING”

Jewish Digital TimesMar 15, 2022 The Progressive Zionists of California launched a petition urging people to inform The Sierra Club that “Israel is part of the solution” to climate change and that the issue can unite both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “To single out Israel—apparently due to pressure from a few outspoken anti-Israel activists—does …

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