Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Petition of the Day

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

I received another sign-our-petition request. This one declares itself to be a "no-confidence motion" and demands the Israeli government immediately resign.

Humor: For Israeli citizens, it's only in English.

Not Funny: No petition has ever had any impact on the Israeli government. Nor does the Israeli governmental system have ANY method for direct citizen input - no referendum, no proposition, no direct representation.

These petitions are worse than useless, they make you think you're doing something. They're diverting your positive concern and energy.

Tefilah (prayer), Tzedakah (help organizations that are going to make a difference), or direct action in Israel. I see people are concerned, and they should be. G-d willing, I'll prepare a list that I think might help.

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