Burlington, Vermont, Grapples with Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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San Diego Jewish World

By Bruce S. Ticker Bruce S. Ticker PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — ‘Twas two nights before Yom Kippur, when all through Burlington City Hall, a half-mile from Lake Champlain’s eastern shore, many a creature of sorts was stirring…stirring up unrest for Jewish Vermonters, 5,400 miles from the land that inspired a City Council resolution urging “justice and (a) peaceful end to (the) Palestine and Israel conflict.” As any reasonable person could predict, Monday’s City Council session only intensified passions as Jews and pro-Arab advocates squared off over the measure to support that getting-ever-old…

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