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What We Did in 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your support over these past two years. In Progressive Zionists of California’s first annual report, we take a moment to reflect on why we do this work and what we have accomplished together over these past two years. It has been a time of great success and looming …

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Support House Resolution 326: Affirmation of a Negotiated Two State Solution

The House of Representatives will likely be voting soon on House Resolution 326. It is imperative for the US to affirm its commitment to a two state solution and discourage steps “by either side that would put a peaceful end to the conflict further out of reach, including unilateral annexation of territory or efforts to …

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Sarsour Says Israel ‘Is Built On the Idea That Jews Are Supreme to Everyone Else’

Jewish JournalAaron Bandler 12/2/2019 Former Women’s March, Inc. leader Linda Sarsour said during an American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) conference on Nov. 28 that Israel “is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else.” In a video clip of her speech, Sarsour said that when she speaks on college campuses, she tells …

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Facing Antisemitism Rally – The Power of Solidarity

Updated: Nov 25, 2019 Last weekend at the California Democratic Party Convention in Long Beach, legislators, activists, friends, allies, and organizations throughout California came together to speak up about antisemitism, and to listen. Fortunately, the anti-Israel amendments referenced in some of the speeches were soundly defeated on the floor of the convention on Sunday. Members of …

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Progressive Zionists of California Hold Rally Against Anti-Semitism at CA Dem Convention

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler 11/19/2019 The Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) held a rally protesting anti-Semitism in front of the California Democratic Party convention at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on Nov. 16. Around 35 people attended the rally to hear speakers including State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley), vice chair of …

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Amendment Advocating Right of Return Fails At CA Dem Convention

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler 11/18/2019 A proposed amendment to the California Democratic Party platform advocating for the Palestinian right of return failed at the Californian Democratic Party convention at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on Nov. 17. The amendment, authored by delegate David Mandel, stated that the party should “oppose any unilateral annexation …

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