I would like to compliment you and Peter Crimmins on your report on the Promises screening.
I have just a few quibbles, in one paragraph, Crimmins says there were heated discussion between the filmmakers "as Goldberg and Shapiro are Jewish, leaning to toward the Israeli side...." One can be Jewish or not and be on any particular side in this conflict. In my case, I am also Jewish and would be classified as not being identified with the typical Israeli side. This is true of most members of a Jewish Voice Peace, a Bay Area progressive Jewish group that may be the largest of its kind in the U.S. We think the U.S. supported Israeli illegal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank is the root cause of the problems in the region.
Further, if prospects for peace are somehow placed in the hands of children, we might do well in this country to educate our own children in this country on U.S. complicity in supporting the longest occupation in modern history.
Robert Lipton Ph.D.
Prevention Research Center