"What is Ann Arbor City Council saying to half a million Michigan Arabs and Muslims?"
Appointing a Friend of the Israel Defense Forces to the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission (AAHRC) is like spitting in the face of humanity!
When I first arrived in AA, I was thrilled to know that the city had a Human Rights Commission which had unanimously passed a resolution to "end U.S. Military Support for Israel” (2003).
Since then, Israel has committed repeated crimes against humanity and the environment (Israel killed 1300 Lebanese in 2006; and killed 1400 Palestinians in Gaza last year, while Palestinians killed 3 Israelis). Such acts have finally culminated in Amnesty International calling Israel a war criminal.
However, in Ann Arbor, Neal Elyakin, a Friend of the Israel Defense Forces, has been appointed to the Human Rights Commission by the City Council. What is Ann Arbor City Council really saying, to half a million Michigan Arabs and Muslims?
Israel and the U.S. have killed millions of Muslims in the last decade alone. The U.S. and Israel are militarily occupying over 50 million Arabs and Muslims. More U.S./Israeli wars will only destroy life. Boycotting Israel is saying NO to global militarism; and voting for a world without war.