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Front Range Jewish Voice For Peace Supports the Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project

May 3, 2013
The Fey - Princes join about 125 others - half of them at least young Palestinians living in the Denver area, to protest the Israeli carpet bombing of Gaza. Nancy's sign says `End the Occupation', Molly's

The Fey – Princes join about 125 others – half of them at least young Palestinians living in the Denver area, to protest the Israeli carpet bombing of Gaza. Nancy’s sign says `End the Occupation’, Molly’s says “Calling for Wisdom and Human Decency”

 

February 28, 3013

To Whom It May Concern at the Boulder City Council,
 
I am writing today on behalf of the Front Range Jewish Voice for Peace in full support of Boulder officially becoming a Sister City with Nablus. Our organization is comprised of Jewish folks who live on the Front Range (primarily in Denver and Boulder) and are advocates for Peace and Social Justice both here in our community and in Israel/Palestine. We often are involved in events/discussions/actions that involve very strong emotions and very conflicting political ideologies and tactics. So it’s always quite refreshing to see opportunities that are specifically NOT political, but can have a beneficial effect on all parties involved. Such is the case with the Sister City project!
 
As American Jews, we have a vested interest in both the conflict in Israel/Palestine AND our connection to it locally. We have all sorts of internal debates about the best way to move forward as a Jewish community here in Colorado and as it relates to Israel/Palestine, but luckily, the Sister City program with Boulder and Nablus is not one of them! The Sister City program is about being friends and being helpful and reaching across (literally the world!) and learning from each other. Boulder is recognized for being an open-minded and caring community and this spirit of adventure and justice would only be heightened by officially becoming a Sister City with Nablus.
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our organization, or this letter. My 4 nieces and nephews all go to Boulder County Schools and I know that they, and their classmates would benefit from the new Sister City, just as much as they have from the ones already established.
 
Thanks for your consideration!
 
Evan Weissman
evan@buntport.com
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