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For Immediate Release: January 25th, 2007

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation to Protest Iraq War this Weekend

Washington, DC - The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a national coalition of more than 200 organizations working to change US policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights and international law, will participate in this weekend's massive anti-war activities in Washington, DC organized by United for Peace and Justice.

The US Campaign, which serves on the Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice, an anti-war coalition of more than 1,400 organizations, will help to organize and publicize several events during the weekend, including:

* A feeder march, beginning at 9th and 0 Streets NW at 11AM on Saturday, January 27, calling for an end of Israeli apartheid and US aid to Israel

* A contingent, which will be formed near the corner of 4th and Madison Streets NW at 11AM on Saturday, January 27, to march together to demand an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands

* Speakers at the main rally who will address the connections between the US occupation of Iraq and US support for Israeli occupation, and Israeli apartheid policies toward Palestinians

* The distribution of thousands of postcards to gain support for the political demands of the June 10-11 UFPJ/US Campaign mobilization to protest the 40th anniversary of Israel's illegal military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip

* An organizing session for the June 10-11 mobilization and a teach-in on Israeli apartheid policies toward Palestinians, to be held at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Highway, from 10AM-12PM on Sunday, January 28.