EL AL Flies Away From the JNF’s Sneaky Land Practices

And now for some good news, because good news is good.

Recently, the Recognition Forum (of which Rabbis for Human Rights is a part) wrote to EL AL, criticizing their new program in cooperation with the JNF. The letter (which you can read in it’s original Hebrew here: http://www.dukium.org/heb/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/RF-El-Al.pdf ) including the following sentence “We assume that you are not aware the JNF uses the tree…s in the Hiran forrest to dispossess the Arab-Bedouin community living there, under state orders, since 1956,” and went on to call on EL AL to pull out of all campaigns connected with the JNF.

Yesterday, EL AL issued a formal response (see Hebrew here: http://www.dukium.org/heb/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/El-Al.pdf), in which they wrote that “without discussing the points you raised, and with no connection to them… EL AL informed the JNF of the cessation of cooperation with them, as you mentioned in your letter.”

Cooperation between EL AL and the JNF will cease as of 1 May, 2012.

KaPOW! (nonviolently).