Valley Community Presbyterian Church


8060 SW Brentwood St.


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Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 9-10am
Alison Weir, Palestinian supporter and insightful, lucid writer and speaker, will be in Portland April 17 early (!) in the morning. Her book "Against Our Better Judgment" is amazing for its clarity, explosive insights, and conclusion. Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would “imperil” both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians. Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts. As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an “elitist secret society” whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. Against Our Better Judgment brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day. She has been relentlessly smeared by Zionists and also AZZ (AntiZionist Zionists) such as Jewish Voice for Peace and Max Blumenthal. At a recent speaking engagement in California, to a packed house, Israel supporters attempted to shout her down, but she persisted and received a standing ovation.