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Note to Allied Jewish Federation

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Hi Julia,

Allied Jewish Federation has been reminding me of my $50 pledge which I have yet to pay.  After doing a lot of soul searching I have decided not to honor the pledge.  During the recent Israeli/Palestinian crisis I felt Allied Jewish Federation was very strident.  What Hamas is doing is deplorable and as a Jew I grieve for Israel’s pain.  I know the country has endured a lot and has been patient over the years.  My support for Israel has never wavered but I also believe as Jews we need to work towards dialogue and reconciliation between Palestinians and Jews no matter how difficult the task.  If we do not shift our energies and our resources there will never be peace in the region.  I believe most Israelis and Palestinians want peace not war.  They realize a need to co-exist and feel safe in their homes.  The “eye for an eye” mentality no longer works in this world and we need more mature strategies.  The more violence there is, the more hate there is, and unfortunately it is being passed from generation to generation.  There are extremists and mistakes being made by people on both sides and innocent civilians continue to be caught in the middle.  I believe we need to show commitment to Israelis and Palestinians in order to finally bring about peace.  I have chosen to put my dollars behind organizations that are moving in this direction.  My apologies. 

Best, Vicky Collins

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Author: Vicky Collins

Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that including network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. She is also an accomplished writer and photographer who is particularly interested in world travel and issues of global poverty. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

One thought on “Note to Allied Jewish Federation

  1. very nice – i may not agree wholeheartedly, but i am glad to see someone take a stand! keep up the good work.

    arnie draiman

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