Thank you, 60 Minutes

Thank you, 60 Minutes

Journalists who tell the truth about Palestinian life under occupation deserve our thanks, not political attacks.

Dear Piotr,
This week, something rare happened: A major U.S. media outlet actually showed the effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinians.
But the candid reporting by “60 Minutes”, America’s most respected news program, has unleashed a furious response from major Jewish and right-wing Christian groups. They’ve generated over 29,000 letters of complaint — many before the episode even aired.
Unless we push back now — and thank “60 Minutes” — real journalism like this will become even more rare. Can you sign our petition to thank “60 Minutes”?
Click here
I’m sure you’ll agree that now they need to hear from you and others who support their courageous and sadly all too accurate report about the Palestinian Christian exodus from cities like Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Under Israeli occupation, Palestinians have endured decades of unlawful home demolitions, checkpoints, land confiscation, detentions without charges, and much more. That’s primarily why Palestinians are leaving, and why Palestinian Christians issued a call to Christians in other lands to help create pressure on the Israeli government through divestment campaigns.
In response to this call, this week the United Methodist Church is considering a historic vote to begin phased divestment from companies that profit from the occupation. The “60 Minutes” segment, which you can watch on our petition page, explains clearly why church divestment is the right thing to do. The occupation dehumanizes Christians, Muslims and Jews.
Please, take a moment to sign the petition and share this link with your friends. Don’t let “60 Minutes” back down. We need more fair and truthful reporting, not less.
Thank you,
Cecilie Surasky
Jewish Voice for Peace
Contact us directly at Jewish Voice for Peace. 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 550. Oakland, CA 94612 510-465-1777 [email protected]
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Thanks for standing up for  60 Minutes and their reporting. I am here in Tampa with a whole team of Jewish allies supporting the United Methodists in their push for divestment, and I can tell you how important the 60 Minutes episode with Palestinian Christians speaking out against occupation was to people. If you haven’t already, please viist our page of Jewish support for church divestment, rabbisletter.org, and tell your friends about it, along with ThankYou60minutes.org. You don’t have to be a rabbi to sign.
You can get all the updates from our work in Tampa at the Twitter hashtag #churchdivest, and by checking out our Facebook page.
Thanks so much for standing up for the truth.
Sydney Levy, Director of Advocacy
Jewish Voice for Peace

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