From: (MRFF supporter’s name withheld)
Subject: Re: Mikey Weinstein Breaks Silence on Israel-Hamas War: “Jews, Jews Jews; How Do We Choose?”
Date: November 2, 2023 at 11:38:09 PM MDT
To: [email protected]
Dear Mikey and other MRFF friends,
I’m your classic US White person, now 64, Californian, Christian parents from the Midwest, etc. I know many people who will say that some “they” are all horrible people, usually describing a racial/ethnic group that the speaker is not a member of. This is part of who we USians, collectively, are, and that is a sad commentary on us.
That Hamas has misbehaved brutally is not justification for destroying Palestinian lives. That Israel has misbehaved brutally is not justification for destroying Israeli lives. But we are talking political entities here. Governments. I get that there is a long history now of flowing blood in that part of the Middle East, and a lot of people with axes to grind. But hatred directed at a US Jew, or a US Muslim, is an artifact of the general hatred that some of us USians seem determined to spew at whatever target is most convenient.
I’m very saddened that you and your family Mikey, are targets of that spew, and I’m certain that there a whole lot of other people in our country who are also targets. Please take a moment to remember that there are many more people like me, who will appreciate you for the work you do, the person you are, and not give the proverbial rat’s behind about your ethnicity or religion.
Everyone at MRFF absolutely rocks, and you all are making our country a better place.
(MRFF supporter’s name withheld)