Showing posts with label resources. Show all posts
Showing posts with label resources. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2015

Are You a Progressive for Palestine?


If so, click here to download a template to print out stickers to distribute.

Fits templates for Post-It Super Stick Labels #2800-N or Avery 5395.

Thanks to designer Tsela Barr of member group Madison-Rafah Sister City Project for designing this resource.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PA Seeking to Become Non-Member State

The Palestinian Authority is planning on going ahead with its plan to get the United Nations to recognize Palestine as a "non-member state" on November 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, despite opposition from both Israel and the United States.

This vote at the General Assembly could have profound implications for the ability of Palestinians to hold Israel accountable in international courts for its violations of human rights and international law and for the imposition of additional US sanctions against both Palestinians and the United Nations.

We have several resources to help you understand these issues.

1. Listen to a recording of our conference call with Omar Dajani and Phyllis Bennis discussing the implications of Palestine becoming a "non-member state" and what this means for our organizing to change U.S. policy to support human rights, international law, and equality.

2. Read our recently updated FAQ's about Palestine UN Membership and Statehood Recognition.

3. Share the recording with your friends on Facebook and tweet to your followers on Twitter. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Occupation and Apartheid E-Cards

Reposted from the blog Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

Parodies can be valuable when they force people to consider reality from a different perspective. But most of these e-cards aren’t parodies. It’s what millions of people have to live through every single day.


Families who come from both sides of Israel’s apartheid wall are not always permitted to be together. Husbands and wives are kept apart by concrete walls, checkpoints, soldiers, and residency laws aimed at subsiding a “demographic spillover”.
That’s what happened at the University of California, Irvine when the Orange County district attorney filed charges against eleven Muslim students for protesting and disrupting Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech. Oren was attempting to justify the murder of over 1,400 civilians in Israel’s 2008-2009 invasion of the Gaza Strip.
The last few times Israel and the Palestinian Authority met at the negotiations table, among Israel’s many preconditions (continuing settlement building, maintaining control over the West Bank, maintaining the Gaza blockade, etc.) was that the PA not have any preconditions of its own.
Since Israel’s establishment, Palestinians now have access to less than 13% of their land.
This past March, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the UN Human Rights Council and refused to cooperate in an investigation into the effects of illegal Israeli settlements on Arab populations. Lieberman is a staunch supporter of settlement building, openly rejecting the human rights and international laws condemning the transfer of populations into occupied territory.
Oren, a published author and politician capable of having his message heard and read by the masses, insists that disruptions are attempts at indiscriminate censorship and violate his right to speak. Later, when CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ aired a report on Palestinian Christians, Oren was discovered to have tried to block the story from airing. CBS called him out on it.
The Anti-Defamation League, which claims to be the strongest human and civil rights advocacy group in the United States, seems more concerned with domestic spying and censorship. Its strategy involves exploiting the definition of anti-Semitism to include anything remotely in favor of Palestinian rights. (Download a PDF version of an investigative report here.)
Israel has yet to offer a single acceptable peace or landswap proposal.
Having yet to define its borders, Israel annexes land freely, particularly in the West Bank where its barrier wall slices through significant chunks of the territory. As one Israeli author concludes, Israel’s borders are elastic.
Traveling through the West Bank is difficult, especially when most of the roads are restricted to Palestinians.
As this guest contributor says in his letter to Maine’s Morning Sentinel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in a state of denial over the apartheid policies his government promotes. Palestinians are restricted from using certain roads and must travel through checkpoints in the West Bank whereas Jewish settlers are free to travel along any route without delay. Palestinians are also subject to home demolitions if the structures are outside of “zones” much like the cantons set aside for black South Africans during South Africa’s apartheid days.
Part of the wider strategy to “Judaize” the land involves planting new trees in places where Palestinian olive groves, for example, once stood. “Desert blooming” has led to very grave social, economic, and environmental consequences.
Settlement building violates the Fourth Geneva Convention and is therefore illegal. Yet Israel insists that its national law trumps international law and, in many instances, retroactively legalizes settlements in the West Bank and continues to build more.
An Israeli minister recently called on the government to cut electricity to Gaza in an attempt to lower electricity prices in Israel. If electricity were to be cut, it would join a long list of things kept from entering the Gaza Strip at one point or another in the last few years, including chocolate, A4 paper, wood, and cinnamon.
Another wave of social protests—the J14 movement, which began as a ‘liberal’ housing protest—has taken over Tel Aviv. But the protests have yet to formally demand or even acknowledge an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
By the end of President Barack Obama’s first term, he will have given Israel upwards of $12 billion in military aid alone. (Organize to end military aid to Israel).
Newt Gingrich insists that Palestinians are invented people.
The Israeli government has repeatedly armed settlers with “non-lethal” weapons to use against Palestinians. And for those who do have guns and other dangerous weapons, the Israeli military has been known to stand idly by as the armed settlers fire at Palestinians and destroy their properties.

Friday, June 1, 2012

45 Years of Occupation

June 5, 2012 marks the 45th anniversary of the start of the 1967 War, when Israel launched a surprise attack against Egypt and Syria and began its military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Syrian Golan Heights.

The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) has put together a fact sheet that provides an overview of Israel's 45-year occupation of Palestinian territories and its settlement enterprise. 

The sheet includes facts and figures about settler violence, Palestinian prisoners and home demolitions carried out by Israel. There are also links to maps showing the continuing expansion of settlements and the route of the separation wall. 

This is a great resource to help in your efforts to change U.S. policy toward Palestine-Israel. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Palestine in Film

To commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a US Campaign coalition member, announced the online publication of a guide to Palestinian film and film making. It features information on and access to hundreds of films and film institutions, giving an unprecedented overview of almost every aspect of Palestinian film making.
This filmography provides detailed information on individual narrative and documentary films by and about Palestinians. Films included are both full length and short. Their subject matter deals with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, in Israel and in exile around the world. The guide also has links to films, trailers, websites, articles, publications, film festivals and film distributors.
Make sure to check it out and use the films as part of your work to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law and equality. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Commemorating Palestinian Land Day: Join the BDS Global Day of Action on 30 March 2012!




The following was posted yesterday at BDSmovement.net:
Commemorating Land Day, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) invites people of conscience around the world to unite for a BDS Global Day of Action on 30 March 2012 in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality and for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it fully complies with its obligations under international law.

Let’s showcase our BDS successes through creative actions and media efforts and mobilize for the World Social Forum Free Palestine in November 2012.

First launched at the World Social Forum in 2009, the BDS Global Day of Action on 30 March coincides with Palestinian Land Day, initiated in 1976, when Israeli security forces shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel and injured many in an attempt to crush popular protest against ongoing theft of Palestinian-owned land. Thirty-six years on, Israel continues to entrench its regime of occupation, colonization and apartheid and intensify its grave violations of the basic rights of Palestinians everywhere, whether those living under occupation, citizens of Israel, or the majority of the Palestinians, the refugees.

In the past year we have continued to witness a historic outburst of people power motivated by the desire for justice and freedom from tyranny and corporate greed. There is renewed belief in popular struggles as a means to achieve human emancipation and empowerment. Ordinary people have bravely stood up to the decades-old regimes of the Arab region, overcoming their fears and challenging their longstanding subjugation. Largely inspired by the Arab popular upheavals and earlier, similar uprisings across Latin America, people across the world have vocally “occupied” the centers of corporate exploitation or otherwise mobilized to demand social justice and an end to devastating wars. The ‘Arab Spring’ has given new impetus to the ongoing struggle against imperial hegemony in the global south and a new reach for the alternatives to neoliberalism. The global 99% are further uniting and connecting their struggles for justice, rights and dignity.

In this spirit of shared struggle, we invite Palestine solidarity activists and all those active in social justice and human rights causes worldwide to use this day of action to launch a far reaching mobilization effort towards the upcoming World Social Forum Free Palestine to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in November 2012 and to take action to highlight and develop the key campaigns of our global movement.

The Forum will provide a unique space for discussion of a unified global strategy to uphold the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination and end Israeli violations of international law.

Ideas for action

The BDS Global Day of Action is an opportunity to showcase the achievements of our diverse and global movement through visible and creative actions. The BNC calls on supporters of Palestinian rights to focus on developing thoroughly researched, broad based and strategic BDS campaigns that are based on the three operational principles of the movement: context-sensitivity, gradualness and sustainability. Developing such a long-term vision is essential for the growth andsustainable success of the movement.

With these criteria in mind, the BNC suggests the following forms of action for this BDS Global Day of Action:

1. Organize a visible and creative protest, flash mob or action that promotes an existing long-term campaign to a new audience;

2. Prepare outreach meetings or events or media initiatives that seek to bring BDS to new audiences;

3. Launch mobilization initiatives for the WSF Free Palestine, to be held in late November in Port Alegre, Brazil. Consider announcing the formation of national, regional or sector mobilizing committees and to start public and media outreach. The mobilizing committees for the WSF Free Palestine serve to mobilize and to discuss how to use this opportunity to strengthen local solidarity efforts and provide them with global reach and exposure. More information here.

4. Where possible, use the Global BDS Day of Action as a launching pad for new BDS campaign initiatives;

5. Call on governments to implement incremental sanctions against Israel, by heeding the callfrom Palestinian civil society for a military embargo on Israel or by suspending free trade agreements or other agreements;

6. Publicize, promote and make use of the recently published report issued by EU heads of mission to occupied Jerusalem calling for preventing and discouraging “financial transactions in support of [Israeli] settlement activity.” This can be accurately interpreted as a call for a ban on colonial settlement products from entering the EU market and for effective measures against all actors implicated in Israel’s colonization of East Jerusalem and the rest of the OPT.

Join the BDS Global Day of Action on Land Day, 30 March 2012!

For information on how to join this global event and how to develop ongoing BDS action in your country, organization and network, please contact the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) at: bdsdayofaction@bdsmovement.net.

We’ll be highlighting all of the day’s actions on the bdsmovement.net website, so please send any information about planned actions ahead of time to bdsdayofaction@bdsmovement.net.

On the day itself, let’s all use Twitter hashtag #bds to promote our actions and don’t forget to follow @bdsmovement to follow the action as it unfolds!

For further inspiration:
BDS Global Day of Action 2011 press release

SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Get Your City to Take a Stand against Weapons to Israel

By Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director

On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to submit his 2013 budget request to Congress, which could include as much as $3.1 billion in military aid to Israel! 

Weapons that we taxpayers give to Israel demand an unacceptable moral cost, enabling Israel to injure and kill Palestinian civilians, entrench its 44-year military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, expropriate Palestinian land for illegal Israeli settlements, and perpetuate its apartheid regime over Palestinians. 

Military aid to Israel also has an unacceptable financial cost.  A policy paper we'll be launching during Occupy AIPAC (register to participate, March 2-6) puts it this way:

"During this time of economic crisis, it is irresponsible for the United States to continue to expand military aid to Israel--or, indeed, continue it at present levels. The remainder of the $30 billion pledged to Israel in the 2007 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) but not yet appropriated, could be easily foregone, thereby reducing the U.S. national debt. A far better use of the taxpayer money the United States now gives to Israel--the 28th wealthiest country in the world in 2011 according to the International Monetary Fund--for weapons could be much better spent to help meet unmet community needs here at home."

That's exactly why we're investing resources to help grassroots activists like you to organize to get the your city council to pass a resolution to end military aid to Israel and to redirect that money to crucial needs in your community.

If you or your local activist group are interested in making this happen in your city, then take advantage of these great opportunities:

1.Join the US Campaign for an all-day training and strategy session this Sunday, February 12 in Milwaukee, WI. For those of you in the area, learn more and register here.

2.Join the US Campaign for a conference call on Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00 pm (Eastern). Our special guests will be two activists who have undertaken extraordinary work to pass local and national resolutions to end U.S. spending on wars and redirect the money to unmet community needs:

Lisa Savage is Local Coordinator for CODEPINK and a co-coordinator of Maine's Bring Our War $$ Home campaign, which aims to educate and influence public opinion by means of city council resolutions.

As the CODEPINK Bring Our War $$ Home campaign organizer, C.J. Minster led the successful national grassroots effort to submit and pass a resolution "Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities at the US Conference of Mayors."

Lisa and C.J. will share their expertise and provide us with inspiration, while the US Campaign shares with you the resources we've developed to help you organize locally. 

To join the call, dial 209-647-1600 and enter the access code 489902.

3.And, don't forget about our matching funds competition. Your local group could be eligible to receive part of the $7,500 in matching funds that we are providing to member groups of the US Campaign that are organizing city council campaigns this year.  But, act quickly, because the deadline is February 19. Learn more about the competition and apply here.

We've assembled an all-star panel of judges to help us select winning applications:



Laila El-Haddad is a journalist, blogger, media activist based in Baltimore, and author of Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting, and Everything in Between.

Nadia Hijab is director of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, and a writer, public speaker and media commentator. She is an Advisory Board member of the US Campaign.

Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine.



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Plans Crystallize for Largest-Ever U.S.-Israel Military Exercise

Last year we reported on emerging plans for "Operation Austere Challenge," the largest-ever joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise, planned for May 2012. As it turns out, the planning for the mission is now in its final stages, according to the Jerusalem Post.  Last month, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the U.S. 3rd Air Force, stationed in Germany, visited Israel last month to hammer out the remaining logistics of a training exercise that is expected to include thousands of U.S. troops.

According to the Jerusalem Post article, the exercises "will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany - with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East."

"Austere Challenge" is another in a long series of events underscoring the extent to which the Obama Administration has jacked up U.S. military support to Israel.  Under President Obama, U.S. military aid to Israel has reached unprecedented heights ($3.075 billion in the recently completed 2012 budget).  Separate Pentagon funding for the research and development of ostensibly joint U.S.-Israeli anti-missile programs (though deployed by and exclusively benefiting Israel) now account for hundreds of millions of additional dollars each year. And Obama has shipped to Israel weapons systems that even his predecessor, George Bush, refused to export.

Clearly, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's charge of Obama "throwing Israel under the bus" is patently absurd, as U.S.-Israel military relations have soared to unprecedented levels of collaboration under his watch.

All the more reason why we need to redouble our efforts in 2012 to end U.S. military aid to Israel and other forms of U.S. military and diplomatic support of Israeli occupation and apartheid against the Palestinian people.

Check out some of our new resources and initiatives and help us accomplish this goal!

We've got new posters and stickers to add to the organizing packets we send out to volunteers to educate and mobilize people to end U.S. military aid to Israel.  Join our more than 2,000 organizers in more than 930 cities in getting all the resources you'll need to organize in your community by signing up here.

Also, check out our newly redesigned and interactive map at http://www.aidtoisrael.org to find out how much money your state, Congressional district, city, and county are giving in weapons to Israel and what that money could fund instead for unmet community needs.  Our new map makes it easier for you to find all the data you're looking for on one page.

Finally, we'll be working with local groups across the country in 2012 to launch organizing campaigns to get city councils to pass resolutions to end U.S. military aid to Israel and redirect the money to unmet community needs.  Find out more about this initiative on our website http://www.fundcommunityneeds.org

Friday, December 23, 2011

Check Out Our New Stickers to End Military Aid to Israel

Santa has come a few days early to our office to deliver to us this awesome new resource...stickers to end U.S. military aid to Israel.

We've got so many of them here in the office and we'd love to send you some, along with our other resources to educate and organize people in your community to end military aid to Israel.

Just sign up for an organizing packet here and receive in the mail from us postcards, facts sheets, fliers, posters and these stickers.

When you do sign up, you'll be joining thousands of organizers in more than 900 U.S. cities who are educating and organizing people in their community to end $30 billion of military aid to Israel.

While we're on the topic, check out our newly redesigned and easier-to-use interactive map at http://www.aidtoisrael.org to find out how much money your state, Congressional district, county, and city will be spending on weapons to Israel and what that money could fund instead for unmet community needs.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How Did Your Members of Congress Do This Year?

Did YOUR Representative sponsor a resolution encouraging Israel to annex the Palestinian West Bank?

Did
YOUR Senators vote to sanction Palestinians for seeking UN membership?

Find out now on our new interactive
112th Congressional Report Card.
 

We've had Congressional Report Cards for ten years now, but you've probably never seen one like this before. It lets you "slice and dice" all the details as you want to see them.
Check it out now!


Our report card confirms what's already known by anyone who saw Members of Congress madly cheer during Benjamin Netanyahu's rejectionist address to Congress earlier this year: Congress on the whole horribly and unapologetically supports Israeli occupation and apartheid against Palestinians.

After viewing our report card,
sign up to become a Congressional District Coordinator and help us organize and mobilize in your Congressional District to educate these Members of Congress who obviously need to be schooled.

We'll be updating this report card frequently so bookmark it and refer back to it often. And make sure to share it with your friends by posting it to Facebook, Twitter and other social media you use!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New poster series illustrates trade-offs in sending military aid to Israel


Above: Our new posters include
this QR code, scannable with
your smartphone, to take you
directly to a page where you
can take action to end U.S.
military aid to Israel.
Help us continue to shape the political landscape to end U.S. military aid to Israel by signing up today to educate and organize people in your community.

When you do so, you'll join more than 2,000 people in 49 states and more than 900 cities who have received an organizing packet with fact sheets, flyers, petitions, stickers, and more--everything you'll need to spark conversations in your community and identify more people who agree with us that we should be funding community needs, not Israel's misdeeds against the Palestinian people.

And, for the first time, we're excited to include in these organizing packets this sharp-looking series of posters (shown below) that illustrate the moral and economic costs of providing U.S. military aid to Israel. The four 11-inch by 17-inch (tabloid-size) posters include a code scannable with your smartphone's camera, bringing you directly to a page where you can take action and get involved.
Poster #1 shows trade-off:
school programs vs. weapons 

Poster #2 shows trade-off:
jobs vs. farm destruction

Poster #3 shows trade-off:
housing vs. apartheid wall

Poster #4 shows trade-off:
healthcare vs. more weapons

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bringing the Cost of Israeli Occupation to the Occupy Movement


In this exclusive article for the US Campaign’s blog, Steering Committee member Peter Miller shares his thoughts on organizing to end military aid to Israel at Occupy Portland.

Download the template flyer that Peter mentions in his article for the Occupy events in your city.

Sign up to get an organizing packet to end military aid to Israel from the US Campaign.



By Peter Miller, Steering Committee


The Occupy Wall Street movement is one of those moments of spontaneous flourishing of new grassroots energies, powered by new media and young people. At root, it asks for economic justice and accountability of financial institutions that so obviously have failed. By doing so, it also holds government responsible alongside corporations for making accountability and the rule of law stand for something in order to have a government truly by and for the people.


Those of us working for Palestinian rights know the tremendous harm U.S. policies have done for the prospect of justice for Palestinians and for peace in Israel and Palestine. We know that the $3 billion in military aid we send to Israel every year feeds our military industrial machine and allows Israel to use military force with impunity to deny Palestinians their basic human rights and make them deeply insecure physically and economically. This money destroys even our good works as Israel uses the weapons we provide to destroy Palestinian infrastructure like homes, schools, hospitals, and public works that frequently we have also paid for, making the Palestinians highly dependent on aid and unable to have a normal economy to provide living jobs and a future.


Occupy Wall Street and the various occupy actions around the country are an opportunity to make our fellow citizens aware of the deeply counter productive and unjust use of our tax dollars, money that could and should be spent here at home instead of feeding injustice abroad. People are eager for information about the issues and problems that helped get us into this economic and socially unjust mess, as well as solutions to questions which certainly should include: how can we fund a democracy that cares for its citizens? And what should we spend our treasure on now?


The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has an excellent web site that can help you address this critical economic issue, aidtoisrael.org With this tool, you can determine how much of your federal tax dollars goes from your state, county, and congressional district to feed Israel’s military habit. Here in Portland, we took our numbers for Oregon and Multnomah County to show people at Occupy Portland the grotesque use of our tax dollars. You could also replace the county numbers for those of a congressional district. We handed out 400 flyers with the aidtoisrael.org data and got a very receptive response. We also had a number of signs in red and black which said “Stop Funding Israeli Apartheid” on one side and “BDS” on the other. These two sides managed to get on the front page of our paper, The Oregonian, when it covered the Occupy Portland event. We are proud to say that the Occupy Portland protest that day included many as 10,000 people. A number of folks asked what BDS meant, which gave us an excellent opportunity to education people about Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions and what it means applied to Israel.




Friday, July 29, 2011

Lower the Debt -- End U.S. Military Aid to Israel: 10 Things You Can Do!

As the President and Congress grapple with a formula to raise the debt-ceiling by next Tuesday to avert the United States defaulting on its loans, we offer this suggestion to our elected officials:

Lower the debt by ending U.S. military aid to Israel.



Above: Check out our new slideshow of unique billboards and public transit ads opposing military aid to Israel. Also read below to join next week's conference call where the organizers of these ads will explain how you can do this in your city!


We know that cutting off the $30 billion in weapons pledged to Israel from 2009 to 2018 won't solve our country's gargantuan $14.3 trillion debt crisis, but it sure would help.  From a moral and financial perspective, we cannot afford to provide Israel with the weapons it misuses to sustain its illegal 44-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.

Here are 10 things you can do to advance our coalition's ongoing campaign to educate people in the United States about the true costs of arming Israel and mobilize them to end our country's military support for Israel's violations of Palestinian human rights:
1. Learn from experts how to place an ad in your community to oppose military aid to Israel. US Campaign member groups have purchased ads in at least nine U.S. cities. Find out how to make your city the next.  Join us for a conference call on Thursday, August 4, at 9:00 pm Eastern.  To join the call, dial (760) 569-7676 and use the access code 545802#. No RSVP needed.

2. Join more than 2,000 people in more than 800 cities and 49 states (come on North Dakota -- we know you're out there) who are educating and mobilizing people in their communities.  Sign up to receive an organizing packet in the mail.  It includes postcards, petitions, flyers, fact sheets and stickers -- everything you need to lay out your case.

3. Get your city council to pass a resolution opposing military aid to Israel.  Read our brand-new organizing how-to guide, download templates and resources, and let us help you publicize your campaign.  Fund community needs, not Israel's misdeeds!

4. Find out the staggering amount of money that people in your state, congressional district, county and city give in weapons to Israel and what that same amount could purchase instead for unmet needs like housing and health care.



Above: Last night members of CODEPINK, a US Campaign member organization, held a banner in front of the White House: "NO U.S. TAX $$ FOR ISRAEL." Click image to enlarge.


5. Use the numbers on our website to write President Obama and your Members of Congress a letter opposing military aid to Israel. Urge them to redirect that money to unmet needs here at home.

6. Use those numbers to write a letter to the editor of your local paper or call in to your local talk show.  Reference a recent story on the debt-ceiling negotiations, and make the point that we could reduce our debt and improve our moral and financial standing by ending military aid to Israel.

7. Learn more about the prices and quantities of weapons transferred from the United States to Israel in the past decade (more than 670 million weapons!) and the devastating impact these weapons make on Palestinians living under Israel's brutal military occupation.

8. Sign up to arrange a local meeting with your Members of Congress during the August recess to discuss with them ending U.S. military aid to Israel and other policy issues.  We'll provide you with templates, suggested talking points, and memos for your meeting.

9. Help end U.S. military and diplomatic support for Israel that enables it to deny Palestinians their freedom and self-determination. Sign our petition telling the Obama Administration not to veto Palestinian UN membership.

10. Last, but not least "offset" the taxes you pay in weapons to Israel -- $21.59 for the average taxpayer this year -- by making a tax-deductible contribution to support our work to educate and organize even more people to end U.S. military aid to Israel.
Now more than ever, people in this country are concerned by the unsustainable level of government debt we are carrying.  Let's take action to educate, organize and mobilize to improve our country's financial and moral position by ending U.S. military aid to Israel

Thanks for taking action today!