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Sat Aug 16 2014 Sam Farr Votes Again and Again to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Military Ties
Demonstrators at Sam Farr Fundraiser Oppose Congress Member's Support of Israeli War A demonstration to protest U.S. involvement in Israel's attacks on Gaza was held on August 14 outside of a fundraiser for Congress Member Sam Farr in Santa Cruz. On August 1 Farr voted, along with most of the House of Representatives, to give Israel an additional $200 million this year to fund their "Iron Dome" missile defense system. One sign held outside of the fundraiser asked, "Where is the Iron Dome for Gaza?"

Organized by the Democratic Women’s Club, the fundraiser was hosted by Khristina Horn, who opened up her home on Millionaires' Row. Known as "Epworth-By-The-Sea," the mansion was built in 1887 and fronts the ocean at 320 West Cliff Drive. One demonstrator said being at the luxurious location felt "creepy" because of how strongly it symbolized the connection between big money and politics.

Farr could be seen through the large, bay facing windows of the mansion, speaking with supporters. Outside, activists casually held signs along West Cliff. One large banner read, "Your Taxes to Israel: $8 Million/day." $3 billion a year in U.S. military aid is given to the Israeli government.

imc_photo.gifRead More with Photos | See Also: imc_photo.gifSanta Cruz Activists Have Protested Regularly Since the Assault on Gaza Began

Previous Coverage: Santa Cruz Activists Continue Die-ins to Protest Attacks on Gaza || The World Responds to Israel's Atrocities in Gaza

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