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Thread #32204   Message #421843
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
20-Mar-01 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pete Seeger, Israel and non-violence
Subject: Pete Seeger, Israel and non-violence
Just saw in today's paper that Pete Seeger has handed over the royalties of Turn, Turn, Turn to a Peace group in Israel

"Jeff Halper, a leader of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, which helps Palestinian resist the destruction of their homes by the Israeli army and civilian authorities, said yesterday that he had received a handwritten letter from Seeger pledging the royalties from Turn, Turn, Turn."

Ties in with what catspaw commented on a recent thread "Ran across a listing for "Turn, Turn, Turn" crediting it to Pete Seeger and God. Interesting pairing..."

And that's the second piece of cross-your-fingers-and dare-to-hope news in the papers this week about Israel/Palestine. If an article in Sunday's (London) Observer is right, a Gandhian non-violent protest movement against the occupation, and against corruption locally could just be on its way among Palestinians. And if that happens, though protesters will still probably get killed, something good might come out of the deaths.

You have to grasp at straws, and hope they are straws in the wind.