Never Again for Anyone event in San Francisco

An exciting public event took place in San Francisco on January 28, 2010 as part of the “Never Again for Anyone” tour initiative which launched the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network’s Remembrance Campaign. A good turnout of people came to see the video presentations of the tour’s speakers in Europe – Haidar Eid and Hayo Meyer and a moving speak out followed. Everyone in the room offered thoughtful and wide ranging contributions to the topics presented: a Palestinian man described growing up in Palestine and how he and his sister had been shot a number of times by Israeli soldiers. Other participants, the majority Jewish people, spoke about their experiences challenging Zionism and how the pretext of antisemitism is used to silence, about historic events, the misuse of the holocaust, connecting the violence of the holocaust with other mass violence against people and what can we now do. Meeting organizers used a power point of Hayo Meyer’s and publicity from the tour in Europe to give key points in his presentation, as due to technical difficulties, we were not able to get the film in time to show it. A viewing of the presentation is being rescheduled for people to see and to continue with the groundbreaking Remembrance Campaign to break with the exceptionalism of and false way the holocaust is presented and to connect with people around the world who have also faced and continue to face genocide.

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