“With great joy I endorse the work of the Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project.” We were graced with a heart-warming letter voicing support for Nablus as a sister city to Boulder from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, an elder in the Boulder Jewish community, one of the founders of the Jewish Renewal movement, and an innovator in ecumenical dialogue.
“Nablus is home to thousands of refugees from around Israel and Palestine and is home to Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Samaritans. They have a long history of inter-cultural communication that is imbedded in the culture. This acceptance of different backgrounds I think mirrors Boulder’s dedication to acceptance of different backgrounds
“I can think of no better way to foster a more peaceful world than creating opportunities for people to meet each other, work together and interact on a human level.” ~ Dr. William Ury, Boulderite and co-author of Getting to Yes. Dear Mayor Jones and Boulder City Council Members,
We’re thrilled to receive the support of the well known humanitarian, activist, prolific writer, and professor, Noam Chomsky. “I urge the Boulder City Council to support the measure. Such a proposal is not ‘anti-Semitic’ as some opponents of the measure have claimed, nor is it even ‘anti-Israel’. To the contrary, it