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A Second Open Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren: Campaign’s Hiring Max Berger Must be Addressed

Dear Senator Warren: On July 15, 2019 Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) wrote an Open Letter to you highly critical of your hiring of Max Berger as Director of Progressive Partnerships. PZC believes that your campaign erred greatly in this choice. We believe the best decision is to ask Mr. Berger to step down from …

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Max Berger, an activist against Israel’s occupation, is an aide to Elizabeth Warren

JTA Ben Sales 7/29/2019 Days after Israeli ground troops invaded Gaza in 2014, a group of leftist millennial Jews gathered to plan a public protest of the military operation. The new group, which called itself IfNotNow, discussed a public demonstration in front of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an establishment Jewish …

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Shirt Saying ‘Resist Racism. Sexism. Zionism.’ Reportedly Sold During Progressive Conference Panels

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler 7/18/2019 A t-shirt saying “Resist Racism. Sexism. Zionism.” was sold during a couple of pro-Palestinian panels at a progressive conference on July 12, Jewish Insider reports. The shirt also listed “homophobia,” “anti-Semitism,” and “Islamophobia” as necessary to “resist.” Jewish Insider reporter Ben Jacobs told the Journal in a direct message on …

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Progressive Zionists ‘Very Concerned’ Warren Campaign Hired IfNotNow Co-founder

Jewish Journal 7/15/2019 Aaron Bandler The Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) said in a July 15 open letter they were “very concerned” that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign hired IfNotNow co-founder Max Berger in June. PZC founding members Susan George and Paul Kujawsky argued that Berger, who was hired as the Warren campaign’s Director …

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An Open Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Hiring of Max Berger

Dear Senator Warren: Progressive Zionists of California is a coalition of California Democrats that stands for the fundamental right to self-determination of the Jewish people in their indigenous homeland. We affirm Israel’s right to exist as a secure and democratic Jewish state; the need for a sovereign and independent Palestinian state living in peace and …

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Support the Partnership Fund for Peace Act, H.R. 3104 and S. 1727!

Dear Friends, It is time to focus on building trust through people-to-people connections and cooperative ventures for the Israeli and Palestinian people, in order to foster conditions on the ground that will help make two states for two peoples possible. The Partnership Fund for Peace Act, H.R. 3104 and S. 1727 aims not just to …

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Fight over Israel in state Democratic Party made potent statement

Jewish News of Northern California Editorial Board 6/13/2019 At a quick glance, the wrangling over several resolutions harshly critical of Israel at the California Democratic Party State Convention two weeks ago provided no huge fireworks. The matter was in committee and was dealt with in a civil and parliamentary manner. But make no mistake. These …

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PZC COMMENDS CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR REJECTING DISCRIMINATORY ANTI ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS

(Sunday, June 2, 2019, San Francisco, California) — Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) commends the California Democratic Party for rejecting numerous anti-Israel resolutions this weekend. In particular, we are pleased with the numerous rewrites of particularly troubling resolutions in the Resolutions Committee. The resolutions as amended were so odious to their authors that they withdrew …

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Pro-Israel group urges California Democrats to reject resolutions that ‘demonize’ Israel

JNS/Jewish News Syndicate Sean Savage 5/30/2019 A group of pro-Israel activists from the Progressive Zionists of California is urging members of the California Democratic Party (CDP) to oppose several anti-Israel resolutions that were submitted to the party by anti-Israel activists ahead of the party’s convention this weekend in San Francisco. In a statement to JNS, …

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How activists at state Dems’ convention sparred over Israel resolutions

Updated: Jun 12, 2019 The Jewish News of Northern California Dan Pines June 7, 2019 A high-stakes battle at the recent California Democratic Party State Convention in San Francisco was waged over a number of resolutions that, if passed, would have radically changed the party’s position on Israel, Palestine and the future of the region. In …

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