(From a post by Dan McGowan, Director (US) Deir Yassin Remembered)
Deir Yassin Day 2012 was commemorated (in part) in Geneva, New York. Eighteen people came, including an Israeli and two Palestinians and even two professors from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
None of the local Geneva Human Rights Commission members came; they had previously branded our fundraiser for DYR Scholarships as “hatemongering.”
Garth Hewitt’s song “On An April Day” was played as was a beautiful kaddish sung by a famous, but unnamed rabbi. The local rabbi was invited to attend, but declined, perhaps out of fear of local reprisals.
Like the saber in our logo, we refuse to be silent.
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