Just got this in the inbox. The vigil is tomorrow August 12, from 6-7 PM, at the Jewish Community Center building at 75th and Amsterdam.
A SILENT VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE OF GAZA
WHY ARE WE GATHERING:
Shamefully, “over 50 Israeli-associated New York organizations” will be gathering then at the JCC on the UWS of Manhattan to “commemorate Israeli soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during ‘Operation Protective Edge,”‘ the bombing campaign of Gaza, without one mention of Palestinian lives lost.
We are appalled at this blatant valuing of Jewish and Jewish Israeli lives over the nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, who have been massacred by the Israeli army. To express our opposition to a perverse ethic that values only Jewish lives and ignores Israeli war crimes, the siege of Gaza, and an ongoing brutal occupation, please join us in a silent vigil across from the JCC.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO:
We want to create a silent presence that says loudly and clearly, with our signs and banners and names of Palestinian dead, that many Jews and others on New York’s upper west side stand in solidarity with our Palestinian sisters and brothers and staunchly oppose a politics of ‘Israel right or wrong.’
co-sponsored by: Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC, Jewish Voice for Peace–Westchester, Jews Say No!, Women in Black-NY