Some of my favorite current musicians:
My mother's work on Middle East Peace:
Mary Goold Appelman devoted much of her life to working for peace
and social justice. In 1982, she founded the American Israeli Council
for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (AICIPP), a sister group to the Israeli
Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (ICIPP). Their mission was to
call attention to Israelis and Palestinians who were speaking out for
mutual recognition and a peace agreement.
J Street represents Americans, primarily but not exclusively
Jewish, who support Israel and its desire for security as the Jewish
homeland, as well as the right of the Palestinians to a sovereign
state of their own -- two states living side-by-side in peace and
security. We believe ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the
best interests of Israel, the United States, the Palestinians, and the
region as a whole. http://jstreet.org/
The late Uri Avnery was an Israeli peace activist. He fought in Israel�s
War of Independence, served in the Knesset, and founded the peace
group �Gush Shalom.� I would read his weekly column regularly...it
of the most perceptive political commentary around. An
unfailing advocate for the Palestinian cause, yet completely attuned
to Israeli politics and culture.
My Music (old links)
Duende Quartet on Myspace
Note: Upcoming events can no longer be posted on Myspace, but I have posted music clips and other info.