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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 04:44 PM Jul 2014

Holocaust survivor speaks out for Gaza. Amazing statement. [View all]

Found at Twitter

I looked up more about Reuven Moskovitz and found this article from 2010. He is quite an activist. From BBC

Jewish activists sail to Gaza in defiance of blockade

Richard Kuper, a member of the UK-based organising group Jews for Justice for Palestinians, said it was a symbolic act of protest and also a message of solidarity to "Palestinians and Israelis who seek peace and justice".

"This is a non-violent action," he said.

"We aim to reach Gaza, but our activists will not engage in any physical confrontation and will therefore not present the Israelis with any reason or excuse to use physical force or assault them."

Among the activists is 82-year-old Holocaust survivor Reuven Moskovitz.

"It is a sacred duty for me, as a (Holocaust) survivor, to protest against the persecution, the oppression and the imprisonment of so many people in Gaza, including more than 800,000 children," he said.

Well said, Mr. Moskovitz.

Crossposted at Twitter
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This part really speaks to me. bravenak Jul 2014 #1
+1 Scuba Jul 2014 #4
Well said, indeed... N/T Dr Hobbitstein Jul 2014 #2
Humbling and heart wrenching BrotherIvan Jul 2014 #3
A compassionate, courageous, common sense observation made with indisputable moral authority. n/t RufusTFirefly Jul 2014 #5
+100 nt hopemountain Jul 2014 #37
Yeah he's the one I look up to PatrynXX Jul 2014 #6
HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!! WillyT Jul 2014 #7
I am at a loss as to why rateyes Jul 2014 #8
Thank you for this. mbperrin Jul 2014 #9
Kicked and recommended! Right is right and wrong is wrong. Enthusiast Jul 2014 #10
K&R Skidmore Jul 2014 #11
DURec leftstreet Jul 2014 #12
This sounds like the Jewish people I knew growing up. TygrBright Jul 2014 #13
A beautiful man . . . fadedrose Jul 2014 #14
K&R Coventina Jul 2014 #15
THANK YOU for this incredible post Bigmack Jul 2014 #16
A beautiful statement from a beautiful man. herding cats Jul 2014 #17
K&R! Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2014 #18
K&R McCamy Taylor Jul 2014 #19
K & R democrank Jul 2014 #20
suffering knows pain knows torment. Thank you, sir for taking terror and trying roguevalley Jul 2014 #21
I do not believe TNNurse Jul 2014 #22
Not the only voice, another one of many, I'm sure. MrScorpio Jul 2014 #23
Humans can be wonderful. Faryn Balyncd Jul 2014 #24
K & R swilton Jul 2014 #25
I wish him well. Peace be upon him. I pray for his safety. kelliekat44 Jul 2014 #26
Thank you for this post suffragette Jul 2014 #27
Dammit Madfloridan!!! DeSwiss Jul 2014 #28
You're not alone, DeSwiss ReRe Jul 2014 #34
Kicked, recommended and kudos to Reuven Moskovitz. Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #29
A courageous and good man. klook Jul 2014 #30
Bravo Mr. Moskovitz malaise Jul 2014 #31
He speaks the truth, a rare and ethical human being. sabrina 1 Jul 2014 #32
Thank you so much for posting this! As a Jewish woman, this sums up how so many of us are feeling jillan Jul 2014 #33
I'm with ya, Svester! pink-o Jul 2014 #44
So true! marew Jul 2014 #47
Great human being. NealK Jul 2014 #35
Wisdom is so rare and hard won. JEB Jul 2014 #36
a respectful and honorable man hopemountain Jul 2014 #38
"A sacred duty..." Iwillnevergiveup Jul 2014 #39
K&R!!!!!!!!!!! burrowowl Jul 2014 #40
List of children killed so far and locations Marrah_G Jul 2014 #41
A voice of sanity n/t intaglio Jul 2014 #42
Thank the heavens for liberal and compassionate Surya Gayatri Jul 2014 #43
I was discussing this yesterday. obxhead Jul 2014 #45
One of Du's stalwarts should tell him that the Palestinians are to blame Orrex Jul 2014 #46
K&R raouldukelives Jul 2014 #48
This post is so important, thank you so much for posting. 2banon Jul 2014 #49
K&R redqueen Jul 2014 #50
A man of integrity obviously, Mr. Moskovitz. K&R closeupready Jul 2014 #51
K&R nt magical thyme Jul 2014 #52
That's heart-achingly beautiful. Htom Sirveaux Jul 2014 #53
I've never understood how a people hungry for a state could deny it to others. toby jo Jul 2014 #54
Just goes to show how different the people can be from their government. lark Jul 2014 #55
They also believe libodem Jul 2014 #56
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