Rally to protest unconditional aid to Israel
January 17, 2013
As President Obama prepares for his second inauguration, hundreds will gather in DC to ask the President to condition US aid to Israel in compliance with US and international law. They represent the over 50,000 people from all over the country who signed a letter to the President asking him to stop giving blank checks to Israel (http://obamaletter.org)
WHEN: January 19, 4-6 pm
WHERE: the rally will start at Farragut Square, DC, and then will move in a march down 17th Street to the NE corner of Lafayette Park across from the White House
WHO: Confirmed speakers include: Rabbi Liz Bolton; Reverend Graylan Hagler; Palestinian writer Najla Said; as well as Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, killed by a US-made Caterpillar bulldozer as she was protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home in Gaza.
VIDEO/SOUND: The rally in Farragut Square will include a 2ft-high stage, musical band, and hundreds of people holding colorful sign and banners. The candlelight march to the White House will include banners and signs.
Shelley Fudge, Jewish Voice for Peace-DC chapter leader stated, that "we represent tens of thousands of Americans from all walks of life with a simple message to President Obama: Israel, the biggest long-term recipient of US aid, should not be above the law. Do not use our tax dollars to break our laws and violate the rights of Palestinians."
The rally is sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jvp.org), the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (www.adc.org), and the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (www.wiamep.org), and endorsed by over 60 additional organizations (see complete list here: http://tinyurl.com/NoBlankCheckForIsrael)