Gandhi Goes

Arun Gandhi has announced his resignation from the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

Today I am announcing my resignation from the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

My statements on the recent Washington Post blog was couched in language that was hurtful and contrary to the principles of nonviolence.

My intention was to generate a healthy discussion on the proliferation of violence. Clearly I did not achieve my goal. Instead, unintentionally, my words have resulted in pain, anger, confusion and embarrassment. I deeply regret these consequences.

I would like to be part of a healing process. The principles of nonviolence are founded on love, respect, understanding and compassion. It is my sincere hope that this situation will give me and others the opportunity to work together to transform anger and negative emotions, create deeper mutual respect and understanding and build more harmonious communities.

This is what Gandhi wrote:

But, it seems to me the Jews today not only want the Germans to feel guilty but the whole world must regret what happened to the Jews. The world did feel sorry for the episode but when an individual or a nation refuses to forgive and move on the regret turns into anger….We have created a culture of violence (Israel and the Jews are the biggest players) and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity.

This resignation, no doubt, will become a commonly cited example of the power of the Jewish Lobby.