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January 29, 2009

2009.01.29: Gaza Protest Update

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 12:17 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:17 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Gaza Protest Update


Ansam Rahel, 10, displays a head injury she sustained when Israeli troops shelled a U.N. school where she and her family had sought refuge from Gaza fighting in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza strip, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. (Associated Press)

Anatomy of a War Crime

Video: Gaza Appeal – Banned By The BBC And SKY
Full version of the DEC aid appeal for Gaza which the BBC and Sky broadcasting channels have both refused to air. Many people have accused the BBC of “capitulating” to the Israel lobby. Go to to make a donation.

Video: Israeli Army Chief Rabbi Encouraged War Crimes
Three-minute video: The Israeli army’s chief rabbi has been critcised over a controversial booklet distributed to soldiers before the war on Gaza suggesting that they can ignore the rules of war concerning civilians.

Israeli Human Rights Activists: Arrest Olmert, Livni, and Barak for War Crimes
The site,, includes “arrest orders,” complete with pictures and personal details, for Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert,Livni, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, National Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and his two predecessors, Dan Halutz and Moshe Ya’alon, former air force commander Eliezer Shkedy and others.

Israel Wanted a Humanitarian Crisis
Politicians, diplomats and journalists are by and large shying away from the obvious, namely that Israel has been deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians and the very infrastructure of normal life, in order to – in the best colonial style – teach the natives a lesson.

Israel Has Violated New Ceasefire 7 Times
US media misreports latest Gaza violence.

Video: CBS 60 Minutes
Report aired Sunday, about Palestinian life under Zionism, occupation and apartheid.


International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network: Holocaust Remembrance Day 2009
On January 27th, honoring the memory of our dead is for us inseparable from honoring more than sixty years of Palestinian survival and resistance.

Sharpeville 1960, Gaza 2009
Gaza 2009, like Sharpeville 1960, cannot be ignored: it demands a response from all who believe in a common humanity. Now is the time to boycott the apartheid Israeli state, to divest and to impose sanctions against it. This is the only way to ensure the creation of a secular, democratic state for all in historic Palestine.

Tonight (Thursday, 6 p.m.): Protest Against AIPAC Dinner
At $1,500-a-plate minimum, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee continues to give monetary and political support to Israeli and U.S. government attacks on the Palestinian people. Marriott Marquis Hotel, Broadway between 45th and 46th, 1/2/3/7/N/B/D/Q/R/W/S to 42nd St.

Union Free Speech Notice
Collective Bargaining Agreement, §§ 3.5 (“The expression of personal religious, political, social or economic beliefs of each and every attorney is fully guaranteed and will never constitute grounds for discharge or relief from an individual assignment unless, in either instance, it can be demonstrated that such expression has, or will, directly interfere(d) with, and detract from, representation of a Society client so as to render said representation less than at the highest level of competence and effectiveness.”) and 1.5 (“The Union will have reasonable use of the Society’s internal communication mechanisms.”).

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