From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Palestine
13 activists from local Jewish group arrested protesting private US aid to Israel
by anon
Wednesday May 15th, 2002 11:27 PM
On May 15th at 5 PM, a small group of protesters gathered in front of the Four Seasons Hotel to protest against the Jewish Community Federation meeting inside. The protest was organized by Jews For a Free Palestine, a Jewish group opposed to US aid for Israel. A little after 6 PM, thirteen protesters inside unfurled a banner protesting aid to Israel and linked arms. Police arrived en mass and the protesters inside were taken away.
May 15th is the anniversary of Al Nakba ("the catastrophe"), the mass deportation of nearly a million Palestinians from their homes, massacres of civilians, and the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian villages in 1948.

On this day when Palestinians remember these injustices, hundreds of major donors to the Jewish Community Federation gathered inside the Four Seasons Hotel, to celebrate their campaign to raise $30 million in support for Zionism and the exclusionary state of Israel. The Jewish Community Federation's campaign slogan is "We Stand with Israel, Now and Forever."

We say:
-Israel is a racist, apartheid state.
-Zionism is not in the best interest of the Jewish people.
-54 years of Palestinian suffering is 54 years too long.

We demand:
-An immediate end to all U.S. aid to Israel
-An end to the occupation
-The immediate democratization of the state of Israel and the abolishment of the apartheid structure of the state.
-The Right of Return for all Palestinian refugees in accordance with United Nations Resolution 194
§Another Jew for Palestine
by anon Wednesday May 15th, 2002 11:27 PM
§Free Palestine
by anon Wednesday May 15th, 2002 11:27 PM
§Jews For Palestine
by anon Wednesday May 15th, 2002 11:27 PM
by anon Wednesday May 15th, 2002 11:27 PM
§Police respond to protesters inside
by anon Wednesday May 15th, 2002 11:27 PM
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
i believe in half what u saymattathiasMonday Nov 1st, 2004 6:14 PM
Re:IsraelPadraig HealyTuesday Mar 23rd, 2004 1:41 PM
Most Jews support a free Palestine (existing next to Israel)Joe HammerMonday Jun 30th, 2003 7:09 PM
wellwellThursday Oct 24th, 2002 7:49 AM
GrooGrooWednesday Oct 23rd, 2002 11:42 PM
Mr.ObserverWednesday May 29th, 2002 2:50 PM
msjanetWednesday May 22nd, 2002 10:05 PM
EngineerVictorWednesday May 22nd, 2002 3:19 PM
More on Israeli State TerrorismGene OelsenTuesday May 21st, 2002 9:03 PM
racist statesspeculusSaturday May 18th, 2002 6:37 AM