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Cesar Chavez on Zionism

by PIBB Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 at 11:03 PM

This month we celebrate the birthday of Cesar Chavez, a friend to Israel and the Jewish people.

Following the 1974 UN Resolution equating Zionism with racism, Chavez wrote to Rabbi Sidney Jacobs of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.

It follows:

The following statement was adopted by the National Executive Board of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO

The recent United Nations resolution condemning Zionism as racism is an affront to the Jewish people who have been history’s primary victims of racism.

As an embattled minority who have suffered the humiliation and degradation of racial and economic discrimination in this country, we know first hand the ravages brought by intolerance and prejudice. This resolution will encourage the latent anti-semitism that has been a blot on world history and continues to stain the conscience of mankind

A national Home for the Jewish People is the natural and legitimate aspiration of one of history’s most oppressed minorities. We are proud to stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters in America in affirming Israel’s right to live in peace with her neighbors. As democratic trade unions and human beings we can do no less.

Warmest personal regards. Viva la Causa!



Cesar Chavez, President

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Cesar Chavez on Zionism Marielle Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM
Cesar Chavez on Zionism Marielle Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM
he was incorrect R.I.P. Cesar Chavez Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at 2:10 AM
Anti-Zionism is racism anti-Zionism is racism Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at 1:52 PM
"anti-Zionism is racism" you're nutz Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at 8:39 PM
you forget you forget Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at 10:10 PM
Psssst. The Jews are indigeneous Hila Hershkoviz Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at 10:24 PM
The last occupier of Palestine-Israel was the Ottoman Empire. YJ Draiman Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015 at 10:57 PM
ha what? Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM
Jews have lived here for thousands of years Arabs are colonizers Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM
oh yes wtf? Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015 at 11:09 PM
labor support for Israel nobody Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 at 5:35 PM
J Street's position nobody Friday, Mar. 27, 2015 at 5:39 PM
not " A 2 state solution "-not Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015 at 7:32 AM
Not we have a 3 state solution now Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015 at 8:38 PM
I'm sure you don't wtf? Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Forgetting something? Carlos Wednesday, Apr. 01, 2015 at 12:23 AM
-Time for a real choice.- you got it Thursday, Apr. 02, 2015 at 5:48 PM
Ancient Rights to Palestine Meyer London Thursday, Apr. 02, 2015 at 10:17 PM
correction needed here oh, really? Thursday, Apr. 02, 2015 at 11:34 PM
Palestinians are recent migrants Khouri Saturday, Apr. 04, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Only hope is 3 states Bassam Sunday, Apr. 05, 2015 at 4:23 PM

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