Remove the Siege – Stop the War!


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The Coalition Against the Siege and War in Gaza is a composition of various civil society organizations in Israel who are standing together in defiance of the siege and the destruction and military bombardment currently being exercised in Gaza with careless disregard. Since the 27th December, over 400 people have been killed and near to 2000 injured as Israeli attacks have reigned in on the most densely populated strip of land in the world, already suffering from a medical system on the verge of collapse. In response, we have been mobilizing hundreds of Israelis to protest the ongoing massacre, and bring the Israeli public from their homes to the streets.

We demand:

          an immediate ceasefire and end to all Israeli military operations;

          access to Gaza for ALL humanitarian aid to Gaza;

          the permanent lifting of the siege and restrictions on movement of people and goods to and from Gaza.

This site is dedicated to creating a community of resistance internationally, beyond just Israel, whereby activists worldwide can ascertain what is being done to challenge the attacks. We alone cannot bring an end to this needless assault and the subsequent bloodshed being spilt as a result: we urge you, the international community, to also post events, demonstrations or campaigns taking place in your respective countries against Israeli actions in Gaza. Your organization or movement can also lend its name to our list of global operatives against the siege and war in Gaza.

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Remember Guernica?

Will “Gaza” be the name that stays on in infama for Israel?

Comment by Faye Bartlett

Peace and Freedom Party urges your demands and altogether supports your work. We join all actions in support and in opposition to IsraelUS’s 1/2 century of mayhem, murder and rapine.

Comment by Norma J F Harrison

I am outraged by the bombing of Gaza. Please advise as to what is happening tomorrow Jan 3 in the New York area.

Comment by Frances Chapman

Dear Frances,
here is a mail I got from someone in the US.
A lot of links there for things to do – among them, the following link for all actions in the US – http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1773

Good luck, in solidarity.
Gen Nadeau
The Coalition Against the Siege

Updated Action Alert on Gaza:
We Need “Sustained, Determined Political Action”

December 29, 2008

As of this writing, a third consecutive day of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have killed an estimated 315 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400. According to the UN, at least 51 of the victims were civilians and 8 were children. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has vowed ominously “a war to the bitter end.”

Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip are being carried out with F16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters, and naval gunboats all given to Israel by the United States with our tax dollars.

From 2001-2006, the United States transferred to Israel more than $200 million worth of spare parts to fly its fleet of F16’s and more than $100 million worth of helicopter spare parts for its fleet of Apaches. In July 2008, the United States gave Israel 186 million gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel and signed a contract to transfer an addition $1.9 billion worth of littoral combat ships to the Israeli navy. Last year, the United States signed a $1.3 billion contract with Raytheon to transfer to Israel thousands of TOW, Hellfire, and “bunker buster” missiles.

Make no mistake about it-Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip would not be possible without the jets, helicopters, ships, missiles, and fuel provided by the United States.

Ali Abunimah, of The Electronic Intifada, wrote, “Palestinians everywhere are asking for solidarity, real solidarity, in the form of sustained, determined political action.” In light of our country’s enabling role in Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, it is the least we can do. Here’s how:

1. Attend a protest or vigil. We’ve compiled a list of more than 60 emergency protests taking place in 25 states and the District of Columbia, many of which are taking place today or tomorrow. Find one near you and bring as many people to it as you can. If you know of a protest that isn’t listed on our website, please send us all the logistical details and contact information by clicking here. More events are being posted all the time-check back frequently for the latest updates.

2. Contact the White House, the State Department, your Representative and Senators, and the Obama Transition Team to protest Israel’s war on Gaza and demand an immediate cease-fire.

White House: 202-456-1111 or comments@whitehouse.gov
State Department: 202-647-6575 or send an email by clicking here
Congress: 202-224-3121 or find contact info by clicking here
Obama Transition Team: send an email by clicking here

3. Make your voice heard in the media. Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor. To find contact info for your local media, click here.

4. Tell President-Elect Barack Obama that ” We Need a Change in Israel/Palestine Policy.” Join more than 200 organizations in 38 states plus Washington, DC and abroad and thousands of individuals by endorsing this letter which will be published as a full-page ad on Inauguration Day. Let all your friends know by copying and pasting the graphic below into your email signature, blog, or website and by joining our Facebook group.

5. Sign up to organize people in your community to end U.S. military aid to Israel. We’ll send you an organizing packet complete with our brand new postcards featuring the icon below. If we’re going to change U.S. policy, we’ve got to go beyond agreeing among ourselves and educate and organize others as well. Sign up today and we’ll send you a package tomorrow by clicking here.

6. Join us in Washington, DC for Inauguration Day on January 20. Upwards of 4 million people are expected in Washington, DC for President-Elect Obama’s inauguration. This is a perfect time for us to reach out to and educate our fellow citizens about U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel. If you plan to be in Washington for the inauguration and would like to help us distribute information and get signatures on postcards calling for a cut off of arms transfers to Israel, please click here.

7. Join us again in Washington, DC for a Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day on February 1-2. Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign are organizing this exciting two-day event, featuring interactive, skills-building workshops and the chance to meet with your Representative and Senators to discuss U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine. Spaces are filling up fast. For more details, and to register, please click here.

8. Forward this email to everyone you know and ask them to take action.

Thank you for doing all you can during this tragic time.

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Comment by gazanow

The killing must stop!!!!! NOW.

Comment by carol dotterer




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