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Protest the Israeli onslaught: Demonstrations planned worldwide against Israeli attack on Gaza

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Activists around the nation and the world are taking to the streets to demand an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza. In New York City, Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel has called an emergency vigil and flyering event tonight – Friday, July 6, at 6 p.m. on the south side of Union Squate, near Broadway. Details here.

For the event Adalah-NY supporter Hannah Mermelstein has prepared a 100-page document, formatted to be printed as stickers, with names, ages, and dates of Palestinians killed in the latest attacks. The Adalah-NY vigilers will be wearing and distributing the stickers at tonight’s demo.

Gaza names(Anyone who wants a copy of the file for use elsewhere should contact Mermelstein at https://www.facebook.com/hannah.mermelstein.)

On Saturday Bay Area activists will gather at 12 noon at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, near the Embarcadero BART station. The rally (at least the third in San Francisco since the current crisis began) was called by AYO, the Arab Youth Organization of San Francisco’s AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center, and has been endorsed by a long list of other organizations, including the ANSWER coalition, the Palestinian Youth Movement, the US Palestine Community Network, the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Northern California Friends of Sabeel, Al-Awda, the International Jewish Antizionist Network, South Bay Mobilization, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT), ISM-Northern California, the International Socialist Organization, and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. More info here.

Know of other rallies, vigils, etc., in other cities? Please add details in the comments sections below, or send to [email protected] and we’ll try to get it posted as soon as possible.

Other Protests (listing from Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network):

Ottawa, Canada (unceded Algonquin territory)
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Human Rights Monument (Elgin/Lisgar), then march at 3:30 PM to Parliament Hill
Sponsored by Students Against Israeli Apartheid
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/831288953562676/

Fort Worth, TX, US
Saturday, July 12
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tarrant County Courthouse, 100 W. Weatherford St, Arlington, TX
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/460593830751274/

Columbus, OH, US
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
E. 15th Avenue and High Street

Houston, TX, US
Saturday, July 12
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
24 Greenway Plaza, Corner of Weslayan and Norfolk St. (near HWY 59), Houston
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432662790347057/

Chicago, IL, US
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Congress and Michigan
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/537846236338726/

Portland, OR, US
Saturday, July 12
11:00 AM
Pioneer Square
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442858732642715/

Vancouver, BC, Canada, Unceded Coast Salish Territories
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
CBC Building, Hamilton & Georgia
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/307532402740127/

Louisville, Kentucky, US
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Douglas Loop, 2200 Bardstown Rd

Albuquerque, NM, US
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Tulane and Central, Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA, US
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, SF
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/253445234779542/

Los Angeles, CA, US
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/768764416509219/

Seattle, WA, US
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Westlake Park
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/665212870225672

Washington, DC
Saturday, July 12
1:00 PM
Peace House, 1233 12th St NW
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/804452049589193

Racine, Wisconsin, US
Saturday, July 12
10:00 AM
Northwest Corner, Intersection of Highways 20 and 31
More info: [email protected]

Indianapolis, IN, US
Saturday, July 12
6:00-7:00pm
at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, corner of East Georgia and South Pennsylvania Sts
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487095548193994/

Columbia, South Carolina, US
Saturday, July 12
10:45 AM – 12 Noon
SC State House, 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/297558200415934/

Atlanta, Georgia, US
Saturday, July 12
12:30 PM
Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/719731104729113/

Manchester, UK
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Picadilly Gardens, move to BBC Headquarters in Salford Media City
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/302299863277339/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/events/1452793838310263/?fref=ts

Brighton, UK
Saturday, July 12
11.00am – 1.00pm
War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton
More info: http://www.brightonpalestinecampaign.org

Frome, UK
Saturday, July 12
11:00 AM
Outside Oxfam, Frome Town Centre

Cambridge, UK
Saturday, July 12
11:00 AM
Guildhall, Cambridge market square

Bristol, UK
Saturday, July 12
12:00 noon
Sainsbury, Triangle Clifton
More info: https://www.facebook.com/bristol.psc

Sheffield, UK
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Town Hall, Sheffield

Leeds, UK
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Dortmund Square, The Headrow
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/271564033049869/

Glasgow, Scotland
Saturday, July 12
1:00 PM
Buchanan and Gordon Streets, Glasgow City Centre
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/660035234091215/

Edinburgh, Scotland
Saturday, July 12
1:00 PM
The Mound
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449326921990561/

Dundee, Scotland
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Boots Corner/City Square, Dundee City Centre
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1451847888400281/

Aberdeen, Scotland
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
St. Nicholas Square
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442082689390781/

Cardiff, UK
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Nye Bevan Statue, Queen Street, Cardiff

Halifax, UK
Saturday, July 12
2:30 PM
Outside Central Library on Northgate

Swansea, UK
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Gather on Princess Way (up the street from Castle Square, opposite the gym)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/314564288701081/

Palermo, Italy
Saturday, July 12
6:00 PM
Piazza Verdi, Teatro Massimo
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/673926266024739/

Stuttgart, Germany
Saturday, July 12
6:00 PM
Am Schlossplatz
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

Dortmund, Germany
Saturday, July 12
2:30 PM
HBF
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

Dusseldorf, Germany
Saturday, July 12
4:00 PM
Fernseherturm
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

Helsinki, Finland
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Eduskuntatalo – Parliament House, Mannerheimintie 30
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/661708160551677/

Perth, Australia
Saturday, July 12
11:00AM
Murray St Mall, Perth CBD
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/681626315250143/

Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday, July 12
1:30 PM
Mynttorget, Stockholm
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337504023074027/?ref=22

Uppsala, Sweden
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Med samling i Slottsbacken
More info: https://www.facebook.com/palestinagrupperna

Göteborg, Sweden
Saturday, July 12
1:30 PM
Gustav Adolfs Torg
More info: https://www.facebook.com/palestinagrupperna

Umeå, Sweden
Saturday, July 12

1:00 PM
Rådhustorget, Umeå

Nicosia, Cyprus
Saturday, July 12
5:00 PM
Israeli Embassy, Nicosia

Pesaro, Italy
Saturday, July 12
6:30 PM
Piazza del Popolo, Pesaro
Organized by Coordination for Palestine

Santiago, Chile
Saturday, July 12
12:00 PM
Paseo Ahumada, Santiago
More info: https://twitter.com/UnadikumChile/status/486596522293751808/photo/1

Melbourne, Australia
Saturday, July 12
1:00 PM
Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne
Initiated by Students for Palestine Victoria and Socialist Alternative
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429660373980889/

The Hague, Netherlands
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Verplaatst naar spuiplein (NEW LOCATION)
2517 KJ Den Haag
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/664292656985470/

Lyon, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Place de la Republique, Lyon

Montauban, France
Saturday, July 12
11:00 AM
Prefecture of Montauban
More info: http://www.france-palestine.org/Rassemblement-pour-la-Palestine,23866

Marseille, France
Saturday, July 12
4:00 PM
Angle Canebiere Belsunce
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Nantes, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Croisement cours des 50 otages / rue de la Barillerie
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Strasbourg, France
Saturday, July 12
4:00 PM
place Kléber
More info: http://la-feuille-de-chou.fr/archives/69487

Montpellier, France
Saturday, July 12
3:30 PM
Place de la comedie, Montpellier
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Paris, France
Saturday, July 12
6:00 pm
Metro Belleville
More info: http://paris.demosphere.eu/rv/34490

Le Mans, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 pm
Place de la Republique
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Saint Etienne, France
Saturday, July 12
2:30 pm
Place de l’hotel de ville a Saint Etienne
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Pau, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Prefecture de Pau 64
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Lille, France
Saturday, July 12
6:00 PM
Metro Republique Beaux Arts
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Metz, France
Saturday, July 12
La Place de la Republique
2:30 PM
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/302069139959989/

Orleans, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Place d’Arc
More info: http://orleansloiretpalestine.net/2014/07/09/rassemblement-pour-gaza-pour-la-palestine-a-orleans-samedi-13-juillet-15-h-place-d-arc/

Reims, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Place d’Erlon – Fontaine de la Solidaritie
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Angers, France
Saturday, July 12
3:00 PM
Ralliement
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Avignon, France
Saturday, July 12
11:00 AM
Devant la prefecture
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Gennevilliers, France
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Esplanade Rol-Tanguy
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Nice, France
Saturday, July 12
5:00 PM
Place Garibaldi
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Chico, CA, US
Saturday, July 12
12:30 – 1:30 PM
3rd & Main Streets, Chico, CA
Sponsored by the Chico Peace and Justice Center, the Chico Peace Vigil and Chico Palestine Action Group.
More info: contact CPJC at 893-9078, http://chico-peace.org/ or 893-3530

Gijón, Spain
Saturday, July 12
8:00 PM
Delante de la Carpa Central de la Semana Negra
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1439195829693266/

Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday, July 12
7:00 PM
Sint-Jansplein, Antwerp
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425013207786458/

Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Spire, O’Connell Street
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/791296720902503/

Derry, Ireland
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Guildhall Square, Derry, Ireland

Limerick, Ireland
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Thomas St., Limerick
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/264087167114518/

Cork, Ireland
Saturday, July 12
2:00 PM
Daunt Square
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/818439651513301/

Parma, Italy
Saturday, July 12
7:00 PM
Portici dell’Ospedale Vecchio, via d’Azeglio
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/299242113570650/

Dallas, TX, US
Sunday, July 13
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Grassy Knoll Kennedy Memorial Plaza, 646 Main Street, Dallas, TX
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/460593830751274/

Los Angeles, CA, US
Sunday, July 13
4:00 PM
ACROSS from Wilshire Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025

Detroit, MI, US
Sunday, July 13
1:00 PM
Max M Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487540204825210/

St. Louis, MO, US
Sunday, July 13
6:3- PM
St. Francis Xavier College Church
Organized by St Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee, CAIR STL, and Instead Of War Coalition.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/685212401527435/685584984823510/?notif_t=like

Toledo, Ohio, US
Sunday, July 13
5:00 PM
West Central Ave and Secor Road

Quebec City, Quebec
Sunday, July 13
1:00 PM
Assemblee Nationale du Quebec, 1045 rue des Parlementaires, Quebec
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/685736318147306/

New Delhi, India
Sunday, July 13
11:00 AM
Israeli Embassy, 3 Aurangzeb Road
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/349136645233803

Hong Kong
Sunday, July 13
2:00 PM
Statue Square, Chater Road, Central District, Hong Kong
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/285511461628819/

Istanbul, Turkey
Sunday, July 13
5:00 PM
Tunel Beyoglu, Galidede Caddesi No. 23, Istanbul
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/286564951523710/

Sydney, Australia
Sunday, July 13
1:00 PM
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/678776442175783/

Paris, France
Sunday, July 13
3:00 pm
à partir du métro BARBES
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Poitiers, France
Sunday, July 13
10:30 AM
Marche des Couronneries (feux de la place de Coimbra)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Monday July 14
4:30-6:00 pm
Mayday Plaza, 301 Cedar Ave , Minneapolis
Organized by MN Coalition for Palestinian Rights

Wichita, KS, US
Monday, July 14
11:30 AM
First and Market Streets, Wichita
More info: http://wichitapeace.org

Toronto, ON, Canada
Monday, July 14
2:00 PM
Israeli Embassy, 180 Bloor St W
More info: http://twitter.com/TorontoProtest

La Paz, Bolivia
Monday, July 14
12:30 PM
Plaza Israel, La Paz
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511607425717888/

Catania, Sicily, Italy
Monday 14th July
6.00 pm
piazza Stesicoro
organized by: Rifondazione Comunista, Rete Antirazzista Catanese, Comitato di base NO MUOS NO Sigonella, Sportello di autodifesa precaria, Giovani Comunisti, Arci, Arcigay, Collettivo Aleph
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/568494186593573/?fref=ts

Honolulu, Hawa’ii
Tuesday, July 15
4:00 PM
Corner of Ala Moana and Atkinson Boulevards
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1509331439279726/

New York City, NY, US
Tuesday, July 15
3:00 PM
United Nations Plaza, 47th St and 1st Ave, NY
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/326836980774425/

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Tuesday, July 15
5:30 PM
Grey’s Monument, Blackett Street
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/672038099551306/

Alicante, Spain
Tuesday, July 15
8:00 PM
Postiguet (Frente al Melia)
More info: [email protected]

Saint Malo, France
Tuesday, July 15
11:00 AM
Devant la porte Saint-Vincent
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680204138700280/

Glasgow, Scotland
Wednesday, July 16
7:30 PM
Glasgow City Chambers
Called by CNEScotland Youth

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Wednesday, July 16
6:30 PM
Piazza San Domenico
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/730638317000880/

Elche, Spain
Wednesday, July 16
11:00 AM
Semaine suivante
Plaza de Baix Elche (Ayuntamiento de Elche)

Toulouse, France
Wednesday, July 16
7:00 PM
Place du Capitole, Toulouse
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/338376622980506/

Spokane, Washington
Thursday, July 17
5:15 PM
Fountain in Riverfront Park, then marching to offices of Sen. Murray and Rep. McMorris Rodgers
Organized by Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534815283401011/

Bilbo, Basque Country
Thursday, July 17
19:00 PM
Arriaga Square, Bilbao
More info: http://www.komiteinternazionalistak.org/index.php/es/noticias/eh-internacionalista/1911-agentes-sociales-de-euskal-herria-convocan-una-manifestacion-en-bilbo-para-denunciar-el-nuevo-ataque-de-israel-en-gaza-y-palestina

Copenhagen, Denmark
Thursday, July 17
5:00 PM
Jarmers Plads til Nørrebro Station
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440724362866847/

Buffalo, NY, US
Friday, July 18
3:00 PM
City Hall
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434715530140132/

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Friday, July 18
4:30 PM
City Hall Square, Windsor
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/719945188063090/

Wellington, New Zealand
Friday, July 18
12.30PM
Embassy of Israel – Baileys Building, 36 Brandon Street (off Lambton Quay)
Initiated by SJP (Victoria University), International Socialists
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1445924692327106/?fref=ts

Essen, Germany
Friday, July 18
5:00 PM
Willy Brandt Plaza
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

Koln, Germany
Friday, July 18
6:00 PM
Domplatte
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, July 19
2:00 PM
Brussels Stalingrad Avenue
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475375402706038/

Wien, Germany
Saturday, July 19
3:00 PM
Stephansplatz
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

Melbourne, Australia
Saturday, July 19
1:00 PM
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/581695061949650/

Columbus, OH, US
Saturday, July 19
11:00 AM
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, 175 East Town Street, Columbus
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438632039756373/

Charlotte, NC, US
Saturday, July 19
3:00 PM
300 S Church St, Charlotte
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495880540647349/

Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday, July 19
2:00 PM
Aotea square
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/170471706456396/

Stockton, CA, US
Monday, July 21
1:00 PM
5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton

Bonn, Germany
Wednesday, July 23
5:00 PM
Hofgarten
More info: http://abedkhattar.com/

New York City, US
Friday, July 25
4:30 PM
Times Square, Corner of 42nd and 7th
More info: https://m.facebook.com/events/743760239016219/?ref=22

Houston, TX, US
Friday, July 25
3:30 PM
Corner of Westheimer and Post Oak, Houston, TX

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Friday, July 25
6:00 PM
Alberta Legislative Grounds, 10820 98 Ave, Edmonton

Sacramento, CA, US
Friday, July 25
4:00 PM
16th & J Streets

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  1. Henry Norr
    Henry Norr on July 11, 2014, 7:16 pm

    I should have added that the data for the stickers Hannah Mermelstein of Adalah-NY put together came from Michael Omer-Man’s “Nobody Should Be a Number” post at 972 Magazine:
    http://972mag.com/nobody-should-be-a-number-names-of-those-killed-in-gaza/93274

    (Adam, if you can stick this into the post, that’d be great.)

  2. Kay24
    Kay24 on July 11, 2014, 7:20 pm

    I wish I could have been there. However, I wish the organizers of all these protests (even in Paris, France) good luck. May your voices be heard, and thank you for helping voiceless people.

  3. Kay24
    Kay24 on July 11, 2014, 7:43 pm

    Haaretz reports thousands protest in many cities:

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.604563

    Wonderful.

    • amigo
      amigo on July 12, 2014, 7:09 am

      Kay, Ireland has three protests today.

      Dublin Cork and Belfast.On my way to one of them now.Our leaders migh be slow to condemn this zionist butchery but the ordinary citizens will not be silent.

  4. adele
    adele on July 11, 2014, 10:45 pm

    Henry,
    here is a link that compiles global actions. Protests happening in many cities across the world on Saturday, July 12 are listed.

    http://samidoun.ca/2014/07/take-action-protests-around-the-world-respond-to-assault-on-palestine/

    #BDS until Palestinians achieve complete equality in their homeland.

    • annie
      annie on July 11, 2014, 10:54 pm

      that’s an impressive list adele

      • adele
        adele on July 11, 2014, 11:05 pm

        It certainly is, and the best part is that the protests appear to be quite large. On my twitter timeline today I saw photos of the protest in London and they occupied one of the iconic London buses. It was awesome. Perhaps my memory fails me, but I don’t recall protests of this magnitude for Palestine in the past.

      • annie
        annie on July 12, 2014, 1:09 am

        Perhaps my memory fails me, but I don’t recall protests of this magnitude for Palestine in the past.

        pillar of cloud had many very large demos and we recorded some of them in a post. once the photos start pouring in…

      • amigo
        amigo on July 12, 2014, 9:34 am

        Very large crowd in Dublin.

      • Taxi
        Taxi on July 12, 2014, 1:05 am

        FANTASTIC list – LOL!

        Are there enough gang-banging zionists to go to every protest location on the list to even be heard above the bellowing ‘FREE FREE PALESTINE” chant that will be echoing from the four corners of the world this Saturday?

        The zios will have to ‘rent-a-mob’ plus hire about a million unemployed actors in every place of protest to even show up as a blip on the map.

        Humanity utterly rejects Apartheid!

        Humanity utterly rejects violent zionism!

      • NoMoreIsrael
        NoMoreIsrael on July 12, 2014, 1:23 am

        We have to be realistic. The pro-Israel.. have virtually unlimited amounts of money. They are represented by many of the 100 richest billionaires on earth and the most powerful corporations on earth. The resistance to them, economically and militarily is essentially zero. The US government shows no inclination whatsoever to challenge the status quo of ethnic cleansing and race hatred. On one side of the movement are those who believe a complete paradigm shift is just around the corner, while many others (like the well- informed Jeff Halper) insist that the Israeli Final Solution is a hair’s breath from completion and nothing in the offing can stop it. I hate to say the case of the most extreme pessimists seems the likely scenario. This seems especially true since the Arab Spring has descended into either sectarian self-destruction or a sorry recapitulation of the US-sponsored thug regimes of yesterday, with violent psychotics like Sisi replacing old standbys like Mubarek. A Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Cairo would at least have afforded the Palestinians a plausible hope of advancing their cause. This, the US and Israel could not permit.

        Non-violence doesn’t work. Qassams don’t work. Appeals to the world community don’t work because the US will consistently block them.

      • Sumud
        Sumud on July 12, 2014, 2:16 am

        NoMoreIsrael, zionism’s wet dream (Final Solution) is that they can end Palestinian resistance. Do you see any evidence that Palestinians are giving up?

        Non-violence resistance such as BDS is a slow-burner, more than 30 years to end apartheid in South Africa. I wish it were quicker but so much of BDS is about informing, educating and energising joe public, and that takes time. There is much progress. When people are exposed to the facts, they become opposed to Israel, consistently.

        US support for Israel – especially in the UN SC – is not a given, but all Israel’s eggs have been placed in that basket. The US itself is not invulnerable – now basically owned by the Chinese and with a stagnating economy and falling real wages. Any number of events could trigger a jettisoning of Israel – including Israeli behaviour so reprehensible even America can’t justify it.

      • NoMoreIsrael
        NoMoreIsrael on July 12, 2014, 9:17 am

        I don’t know, Samud..

        In some respects, I feel as though the work of educating the public has pretty much reached saturation level. At this point, only mental cases support Israel. Unfortunately, mental cases have all the money and power and these mental cases run the world. Have we saved ONE Palestinian child in 60 years?

        I definitely agree that no one has a crystal ball and in this most volatile region all kinds of things may possibly shift the balance of power in any number of unforeseen ways. If I could fall asleep and wake up in 30 years, perhaps Israel would be gone altogether–demolished in some catastrophe. Perhaps some sort of peace will have arrived for Jews and Arabs through mechanisms we can’t imagine at present. On the other hand, there may be no waking up at all because the earth has been destroyed in an Israeli nuclear conflagration, an eventuality I see as terrifyingly plausible.

  5. Henry Norr
    Henry Norr on July 11, 2014, 11:05 pm

    Many thanks, Adele – that looks like a very useful as well as impressive list. I just sent a note to Adam calling his attention to it. I hope he’ll find a way to give it some more prominence tonight or tomorrow.

  6. NoMoreIsrael
    NoMoreIsrael on July 12, 2014, 12:07 am

    Thousands of protests around the world. But not in Israel, where they sit on lawn chairs and applaud the carnage and their Knesset leaders recommend shutting off power for dialysis patients in Gaza.

    I’ve been reading a bit about so-called HEPS patients, and I’m now convinced they have a correlate among Israelis.

    HEPS stands for Highly Exposed Persistently Seronegative. It refers to people who have been repeatedly exposed to the HIV virus yet never develop AIDS. They are a medical mystery, of obvious clinical importance. If we can figure out the basis of their immunity, we may be able to help patients with the disease or perhaps develop effective vaccines against it.

    I think of someone like Gideon Levy as a sort of Israeli HEPS patient–a person who has been exposed for a lifetime to the Israeli virus yet never contracted the disease of race hatred that goes along with being Israeli in the overwhelming majority of individuals. What is the basis for immunity, in these astonishingly rare cases? It’s a fascinating puzzle.

    • annie
      annie on July 12, 2014, 2:10 am

      What is the basis for immunity, in these astonishingly rare cases?

      i think you’re asking the wrong question. most people are good and not racist, the question to be asking what is it about israel that causes so many to become racist.

      • NoMoreIsrael
        NoMoreIsrael on July 12, 2014, 9:04 am

        It’s a cult, annie. It’s an entire nation that is essentially a cult. We see normal, bright, thoughtful, caring people drawn into stuff like Scientology. They rapidly lose their ability to reason and turn into zombies. A lucky few escape over time, often at enormous financial and emotional expense. In saying this, I don’t pretend for a moment to understand it. No one understands it. But cults are real and their effects are certainly documented.

        I know all about the forbidden comparisons between Israel and another violent cult—one that in earlier times oppressed and murdered Jews on a mass scale. But I think these things have to be studied if there is even a faint hope of understanding how such systems operate, how they sort of cauterize an entire population, sealing in the disease and sealing out any therapeutic aimed at restoring health. I fear the land dispute in the Mid East has been allowed to fester to the point where it is now governed by a mass psychosis far more intractable than once assumed.

        …listening to a sad song on an album of charlie hayden/keith jarret. I read the story of the bombing of the Gaza hospital and about charlie hayden, who just died at 76 from post-polio syndrome. sorry to blather on. It’s not a good day.

    • MahaneYehude1
      MahaneYehude1 on July 12, 2014, 9:02 am

      @No More Israel:

      Thousands of protests around the world. But not in Israel,…

      How do you know?

  7. subconscious
    subconscious on July 12, 2014, 1:14 am

    If anyone’s interested in counter-protests at pro-Israeli gov’t rallies, there’s such a rally planned for Sun. 7/13 in front of LA’s Wilshire Federal Bldg at 4pm local time:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1440168882922135/
    https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOftheIDF

  8. MahaneYehude1
    MahaneYehude1 on July 12, 2014, 9:12 am

    Why all those protests against Israel only? Why not call for both sides to stop the war?

    • adele
      adele on July 12, 2014, 2:21 pm

      my1 – the question you need to be asking is “Why not call for an end to the siege of Gaza?”.

      For just one day my1 imagine your life as a Palestinian in Gaza, barricaded and imprisoned within that tiny strip of land, your life under the complete control of a brutal occupier. If you behave the sadistic jailer will allow in food and other life-sustaining materials. This is what Jeff Halper means when he refers to the “warehousing of a people”. Far far worse than apartheid.

    • amigo
      amigo on July 12, 2014, 5:15 pm

      !Why all those protests against Israel only? Why not call for both sides to stop the war?” mehane 1,2 or 3????.

      Squeaky wheel mehane.

  9. Henry Norr
    Henry Norr on July 12, 2014, 3:01 pm

    If anyone still wants to get Adalah-NY’s file with names of Gaza dead formatted for prin6as stickers or simple posters, you can now download it from
    http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=4107

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