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Join in the 5th Annual International Week against the Apartheid Wall, Nov. 9-16

November 9th, 2007


November 9th marks the beginning of the 5th Annual International Week against the Apartheid Wall, organized by the Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.For more details, click here.

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation urges its member organizations and individual supporters to take action to protest U.S. support for Israel’s illegal Apartheid Wall.

In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion ruling that Israel’s Apartheid Wall is illegal, must be dismantled, and compensation paid to those adversely affected by it.The ICJ also ruled that all signatories to the 4th Geneva Convention must not “recognize the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall” nor “render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by such construction.”

Despite this ICJ ruling, in May 2005, President Bush signed into law a supplemental spending bill for the war in Iraq, which included $50 million “for assistance for Israel to help ease the movement of Palestinian people and goods in and out of Israel.”Israel then used this money to build high-tech “terminals” into the Apartheid Wall, thereby placing the United States in direct violation of the ICJ ruling.

In addition, in August 2007, the United States and Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase U.S. military aid to Israel to $30 billion over the next decade.This military aid helps Israel to maintain its illegal Apartheid Wall and military occupation, again in violation of the ICJ ruling.

TAKE ACTION

1. Contact your Members of Congress. To send a letter to your Members of Congress protesting the $30 billion MOU in military aid to Israel, click here.

2. Write a letter to the editor.To look up contact information for your local media, click here.

3. Download and distribute information. To download a US Campaign fact-sheet on the Apartheid Wall, click here.

4. Start a campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS).To get resources and ideas on how to start a BDS campaign, click here.

5. Organize a teach-in or protest.To view a list of global events for the 5th Annual International Week against the Apartheid Wall and to add your event, click here.