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STATEMENT FROM FEBRUARY 16 ANTI-WAR COALITIONS REGARDING RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

by various Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003 at 5:03 PM

ANSWER's public response to Lerner, Corn, et al

BAY AREA UNITED AGAINST WAR

NOT IN OUR NAME PROJECT

INTERNATIONAL A.N.S.W.E.R. COALITION

UNITED FOR PEACE & JUSTICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 11, 2003

CONTACT PERSON:

Bert Knorr (510) 644-8071, (415) 307-8028 (cell)

STATEMENT FROM FEBRUARY 16 ANTI-WAR COALITIONS

REGARDING RABBI MICHAEL LERNER

We would like to clarify the misunderstanding

regarding Rabbi Michael Lerner's perception that he

was "banned" from speaking at the peace rally. His

charges are untrue, and we wish to set the record

straight.

As the Bush Administration continues its relentless

drive toward war, the mass mobilizations in cities

around the world on the weekend of Feb. 15-16 have

taken on great significance. Millions of people are

expected to demonstrate in cities around the world in

what may be the last opportunity to stop a new war on

Iraq before it starts.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, four coalitions -- each

comprised of many organizations and individuals --

have come together to sponsor a broad and united

anti-war march and rally on Sunday, Feb. 16. The four

coalitions -- Bay Area United Against War, Not In Our

Name project, United for Peace & Justice, and the

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End

Racism) Coalition -- have been working together

successfully for the last several weeks to maximize

the turnout on Feb. 16.

One of the first agreements that was made between the

groups organizing the Feb. 16 anti-war protest was

that none of the coalitions would propose rally

speakers who had publicly attacked or worked to

discredit one of the coalition groups. When members of

the Tikkun Community, who have actively participated

in the organizing meetings for Feb. 16, suggested to

Bay Area United for Peace and Justice that it propose

Michael Lerner as a speaker, it was explained by

members of UPJ that since he had publicly attacked

A.N.S.W.E.R. in both the New York Times and Tikkun

community email newsletters, his inclusion in the

program would violate the agreement among the Feb. 16

organizing groups. At that time, Tikkun

representatives expressed that it would not be a

problem if Michael Lerner was not proposed as a

speaker.

It was this issue, Michael Lerner's public attacks

against one of the anti-war coalitions, that resulted

in his not being formally proposed as a speaker on

Feb. 16. His views on Israel and Palestine had nothing

to do with it. Within the anti-war movement, there is

a wide spectrum of diverse and opposing views

regarding Israel and Palestine, which will be

expressed on Feb. 16. To reiterate, the fact that

Michael Lerner was not invited to speak on Feb. 16 was

not the consequence of a "veto" by the A.N.S.W.E.R.

Coalition. None of the coalitions have veto power over

the Feb. 16 program.

We strongly abhor all forms of racism and bigotry,

including anti-Semitism. At the same time, we don't

believe that criticism of Israeli government policies

should be labeled as anti-Semitism any more than

criticism of U.S. government policy should be labeled

as anti-American.

On the eve of a terrible war, we call upon everyone to

join together in making Feb. 15-16 a massive and

powerful statement for peace and justice. We're

heartened by the broad range of participation that is

developing for Feb. 16, including within the Jewish

community, and invite one and all to join with us in

our efforts to stop the war on Iraq.

Issued by: Bay Area United Against War, International

A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)

Coalition, Not In Our Name Project, United for Peace

and Justice

-----------------------------

Email circulated by:

International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

http://www.internationalanswer.org



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