Gray Panthers of San Francisco
May 2007 Newsletter

Discussion of Iran at May Meeting.
Difficult Questions at SF Gray Panther
Mid-East Study Group.


With the world’s oil supply certain to become a source of war and tension in the coming years, it behooves those of us who seek peace to learn something about the countries involved. Berkeley Gray Panthers convener Margot Smith recently returned from a visit to Iran with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and will present a video and report of her findings to our May general meeting, Tuesday, May 15. Don’t miss it!

Difficult Questions

The Middle East Study Group is wrestling with tough questions including: Is anti-Zionism the same as anti-semitism? Is there anti-semitism in the pro-Palestinian movement? Are attacks on non-combatant civilians on both sides justified? Do we favor a one-state or a two-state solution in the Middle East? The demand of the right of return seems to imply a one-state solution. The demand of self-determination seems to imply a two-state solution. Do we think the two-state could lead to the one-state? Would it be possible to have a single, secular state with equal rights for both?

Come to the Study Group and help us wrestle with these very crucial issues. We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 11 AM, at the office.

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