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Protest Ehud Barak - War Criminals Not Welcome in the Bay Area
Date Wednesday May 16
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
JCCSF
3200 California St, San Francisco, California 94118
See details below for public transportation.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAnswer Coalition (repost)
May 16th:
Former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Barak will be in San Francisco. Barak has played an instrumental role in fragmenting the Palestinian people and was a general for the Israeli army during 1980’s. Join us to protest outside of his event, he is not welcome here!

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Buses: 1 California from Embarcadero BART at Clay & Drumm (1 block North of cable car line) or 38 Geary from 1st and Market (Embarcadero BART) or Montgomery and Market (Montgomery BART). Get off the 38 at Masonic, walk back to Presidio 1 block and walk North 5 blocks. Masonic is just west of Kaiser Hospital.
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70 Years of Palestinian Resistance and Resilience
Bay Area week of Events to Commemorate the Nakba

From May 10th – May 16th, The Palestine Action Network (PAN) will be hosting a week of events to uplift and highlight Palestinian resistance and resilience to 70 years of colonial occupation. We also encourage groups and organizations to host Nakba events during this week. Those who who’d like their event to be publicized can contact PAN so that we can promote it for the week of Nakba70. We are also looking for endorsements! All who are interested in holding separate events OR wish to endorse these events, please email palestineactionnetwork [at] gmail.com

May 16th: https://www.facebook.com/events/527687277626386/

Palestine Action Network: https://www.facebook.com/PalestineActionNetwork/

Endorsed by:
-Al-Awda SF
-American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
-ANSWER-SF
-Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
-Art Forces
-Asians 4 Black Lives (A4BL)
-Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)
-Center for Political Education (CPE)
-Critical Resistance
-GABRIELA Oakland
-General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
-Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK)
-International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
-Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP)
-Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)
-NorCal Friends of Sabeel
-Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)
-Queers Undermining Israeli Terror
-Students for Justice in Palestine - Cal Berkeley
-VietUnity
- USPCN
- Workers World Party
- Xicana Moratorium Coalition (XMC)

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Protests worldwide set to protest massacre and
mark 70th anniversary of al-Nakba (the Catastrophe)

At least 52 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army today, and thousands more wounded, many suffering critical or life-changing injuries. While the corporate media headlined “deadly clashes” or “violent protests,” the reality is that the Israeli occupiers committed another massacre. In a series of protests beginning on Land Day, March 30, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed and many thousands wounded, most by rifle fire.

Israeli forces have reported no deaths or injuries. That is because the Palestinians in Gaza are fenced-off inside the world’s largest open-air prison, and are being shot down and gassed from afar.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza and thousands more in the West Bank and inside the 1948 borders of Israel were protesting the official ceremony marking the moving of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem another attack by the Trump regime on Palestinian rights. Outside the ceremony, hundreds of Palestinian and Jewish protestors, including Ahmad Tibi and Aida Touma-Sliman, Palestinian members of the Israeli parliament, were beaten and arrested for daring to raise the Palestinian flag. At the same time, demonstrators from the U.S. supporting the embassy move were allowed to carry American flags.

While Trump pretends his support for Israel is based on sympathy with Jewish people, that pretense was demolished by his choice of the notorious anti-Semite, Islamophobe and all-around bigot, Rev. Robert Jeffress to open the embassy celebration with a prayer. Jeffress once proclaimed that “all Jews will go to hell.”

May 15 marks the 70th anniversary of al-Nakba, the date which commemorates the expulsion by means of massacre and terror of 750,000 Palestinians to clear the way for the creation of the colonial, racist state of Israel. Mass demonstrations are expected in Palestine, and in many other countries including the U.S.

May 15 is commemorated by Palestinians and their supporters around the world as Nakba Day – Arabic for "the catastrophe." Nakba Day marks the massive forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to make way for the creation of the state of Israel.


San Francisco, California:

Protest Ehud Barak - War Criminals Not Welcome in the Bay Area
Wednesday, May 16
6:00 p.m.
3200 California St.

ANSWER Coalition Forum: Al-Nakba 70
Friday, May 18
7:00 p.m.
2969 Mission St
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