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Center for Freedom and Justice – Colorado Interviews Rich Forer, Author of Wake Up And Reclaim Your Humanity.

November 18, 2020

Rich Forer Interviewed by Jennfer Otey on Zoom

Watch the YouTube interview above.

During the 2006 Israeli offensive against Lebanon Rich Forer, a Jewish Zionist from Trenton, New Jersey was forced by the events on the ground to reconsider his support for Israel. He studied the issue, read extensively and in this process came to new understandings about Israel and Palestine.

In this interview, he explains the process by which his ideas changed.

This is the first in a series of social media interviews by the Center for Freedom and Justice – Colorado..

As it is the first interview, there were minor technical problems (with the video) although the audio comes through just fine.

The Center for Freedom and Justice – Colorado supports a civic organization in Beit Ummar, West Bank, Palestine. Beit Ummar is a town of 18, 000 Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank, that area totally controlled by the Israeli military, the Israel Defense Force. Beit Ummar is surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements. Arrests of Beit Ummar citizens, many of them children are common place as is the destruction of farm land and olive groves in the surrounding area. Israel is trying to make life in Beit Ummar unliveable; our goal at CFJ-Colorado does what it can from the Denver area to help make life more liveable for the Beit Ummar Palestinians. We have supported educational projects, computer programs for youth and most recently a project to develop an organic farming project near the town.

CFJ-Colorado can be reached on Facebook – Center for Freedom and Justice Colorado. A website is in preparation.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil Jones permalink
    November 18, 2020 4:14 pm

    Interesting talk, but I question whether it is necessary for all individuals to go through such a total personal transformation in order to see that, as you said, Robbie, “something ain’t right here” and work out some compromises. Perhaps transformation is necessary for total Zionists. But I think less religious/ethic oriented people can look for compromises. How many such people live in Israel? I felt that there were more than a few such open-minded Jews in 1968 when I briefly visited the country, I don’t know about now. The country seems to have moved significantly to the right and become more ethnic-minded.

  2. November 18, 2020 6:24 pm

    This from Rich Forer

    Phil, It is not necessary for people to go through such a total transformation. However, the lessons that arose out of the transformation are enough to encourage rational people to question their belief systems and indoctrination and adjust their views accordingly.,

  3. SK Levin permalink
    November 19, 2020 11:12 am est ma nouvelle adresse, celle chez Orange est désormais caduque.


  4. November 23, 2020 10:16 am

    Reblogged this on Piazza della Carina.

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