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|Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in U.S.—Protest in the Streets!|
|Date||Tuesday July 06|
|Time||4:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery St., SF|
|answer [at] answersf.org|
|Address||ANSWER Office: 2489 Mission St. #24|
After the historic Oakland port victory, time to intensify the struggle
Netanyahu in U.S.—Protest in the Streets!
Bring down the blockade of Gaza and Israel’s apartheid wall!
Free Palestine—End colonial occupation!
Justice for the victims of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
End U.S. aid to Israel—Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
On July 6, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in Washington meeting with President Obama. The meeting was originally scheduled for June 1, the day after Israel’s act of piracy and murder against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that left at least nine people dead and dozens wounded. Every day, Palestinians continue to be killed, wounded and imprisoned by the occupation forces.
The 24-hour shutdown of the SSA terminal at the Port of Oakland where an Israeli Zim lines ship docked on June 20 was an historic victory. More than 1,000 people joined the morning and afternoon mass picket lines, which were honored by members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. June 20 was the first time ever that an Israeli ship was boycotted in a U.S. port. Norwegian, Swedish and South African dock workers have called protests refusing to handle Israeli cargo.
The worldwide BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israeli apartheid is rapidly gaining momentum. Just last week, the largest British public workers union, UNISON, which has more than 1.4 million members passed a motion at it’s national conference reading, in part: “Conference reaffirms the support for an economic, cultural and sporting boycott of Israel and call on Unison to join the scores of unions around the world who have endorsed the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Further to that as an immediate sanction for the illegal attack on the flotilla, we call on the government to expel the Israeli ambassador.”
Demonstrations are planned in Washington DC, San Francisco and other cities on July 6. Join the protest at the Israeli consulate on July 6 and bring your friends, neighbors, fellow workers and students.
Initiated by: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition—Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.
Call 415-821-6545 to volunteer or come by the ANSWER office to pick up leaflets and posters, 2489 Mission St. #24, SF. Volunteers are needed to help hand out leaflets, put up posters for the action and make alert phone calls to other activists.