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American Jews urge UN veto as youth aims for change

Sept. 28, 2011 12:53 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 29, 2011 1:52 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A petition signed by 100,000 American Jews calls for the US to veto the PLO proposal for UN membership of a Palestinian state, Israeli media said Tuesday.

The document, which says Palestinian leaders' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state threatens their national home, was presented to Israeli Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein by US Jewish representatives, settler news site Arutz Sheva reported.

Also Tuesday, the youth wing of a US Jewish peace group released a video for the Jewish new year calling for the community to pay attention to their call to end Israel's occupation.

The same group who heckled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New Orleans in Nov. 2010 said their "message is the same."

"Listen to the voice of young Jews arguing for a more open, diverse, and critical community or see your fears of losing the youth come true," the youth manifesto of Young, Jewish, Proud urged.
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