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November 16, 2012

2012.11.16: 5 p.m. Today (Friday): Protest Escalating Israeli Attack on Gaza

Filed under: Antiwar,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 8:30 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 11:09 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 5 p.m. Today (Friday): Protest Escalating Israeli Attack on Gaza

–Please post and forward widely

“The front page photo on Thursday’s Washington Post tells, in
a single frame, a very personal story from Wednesday’s Israeli
airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic
journalist who lives in Gaza, carries the body of his 11-month
old son, Omar, through  al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/15/the-story-behind-the-photo-journalists-11-month-old-son-killed-in-gaza-strikes/

5 p.m. Today: Friday, November 16, 2012
NYC — Protest Israeli Attack on Gaza
Nearly 1000 people came out last night — let’s come back again and be louder and bigger than before!
Join, Share, Re-post, Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/374254042661536/
Photos of last night’s protest: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4857024353800.2186729.1542848808&type=3

Background

Legal Aid NYC Union Members: Stop Israel’s Massacre in Gaza and End the Siege Now
(January 13, 2009)
The undersigned members of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325 and 1199SEIU join millions around the world — many of whom are Jewish — to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, Israel’s ongoing massacre of hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza. . . . We cannot turn a blind eye.
https://alaa2325.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/legal-aid-nyc-union-members-stop-israel%E2%80%99s-massacre-in-gaza-and-end-the-siege-now/

TIMELINE: Israel’s Latest Escalation in Gaza
(November 14, 2012)
Following a two-week lull in violence, Israeli soldiers invade Gaza. In the resulting exchange of gunfire with Palestinian fighters, a 12-year-old boy is killed by an Israeli bullet while he plays soccer.
http://imeu.net/news/article0023227.shtml

U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel (Congressional Research Service)
(March 12, 2012)
Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $115 billion in bilateral assistance. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance,
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf

 

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