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Mar 15, 2019, 12:20 AM
An Open Letter to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
I am very disappointed by the House resolution condemning hate rather than anti-Semitism. By failing to confront the truth, has our Congress lost its soul? Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is a virulent anti-Semite. She has polarized the House by getting other members...
Oct 9, 2018, 8:18 PM
Remember Baghdad Conversation
The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival (SVJFF) will screen the West Coast premiere of “Remember Baghdad” on October 30th at 6:30-8pm, at the AMC Saratoga 14, in San Jose, California. A panel discussion will follow, led by Abraham Sofaer,...
Jan 22, 2016, 3:26 AM
Leadership and Support for Yezidis
This week’s Parsha, “BO” is about the ninth plague that Moses imposed on Egypt’s Pharaoh: three days of darkness. It is appropriate that this week we are also celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday. This Parsha reminds us of our freedom from...
Apr 8, 2015, 1:30 AM
Human rights activist responds to Iran framework agreement
In 2002, Joseph Wahed (Z”L) and I cofounded JIMENA, a human rights organization committed to raising awareness to violations committed against Jews from Arab countries and Iran by Anti-Semitic regimes and political movements. As a North African human rights...
Dec 29, 2014, 9:19 PM
Supporting Yezidis: a fight against apathy
Recently I had the honor of sharing my story at the San Francisco Bay Area interfaith event “Saving Yezidis from Slavery and Genocide of the Islamic State: A Race Against Time.” The program, organized by the Association for Human...
Mar 26, 2014, 12:38 AM
Zionism Unsettled: A response from an eyewitness
The Israel-Palestine Mission Network of Presbyterian Church USA recently published “Zionism Unsettled”. What is “unsettling” about this publication is its lack of fact and truth. In 2001 under U.N. auspices, the infamous World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa...
Feb 20, 2013, 12:41 AM
First Jews, now Christians: Libya’s persecution complex
The arrest of Christians shows that Tripoli is upholding a long tradition of intolerence toward non-Muslims
Gina Waldman is the co-founder and current President of JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa. She has had a long career in political activism in California. She is the former Director of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jewry.