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The World Says No to Israeli Occupation!

DC Protest against Israeli Occupation Big Success!

On Sunday, June 10, an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 people gathered at the West Lawn of the Capitol for a rally protesting 40 years of Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan Heights

Messages of solidarity were sent in by:

  • Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich
  • Actress, comedienne, and talk show host Roseanne Barr
  • Former presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader
  • African National Congress Executive Committee member Ronnie Kasrils

The assembled crowd also heard statements from a broad array of US civil society calling for an end to US support for Israeli occupation, including:

  • Kyung Za Yim, President of the Women's Division of the UnitedMethodistChurch, representing nearly 1 million members
  • Julia Willebrand, Co-Chair of the International Committee of the Green Party of the United States, representing 200,000 members

Some videos from the rally have been posted on the internet and more will be posted shortly.

To watch Andy Shallal, from Iraqi Voices for Peace, click here.

To watch Ambassador Ed Peck, from the Council for the National Interest Foundation, click here.

Following the rally at the Capitol, protesters marched to the WashingtonMonument.To watch the spirited march, click here and here.

To view pictures of the rally and march, click here.

If you have additional pictures and videos, please send us the links to office@endtheoccupation.org

On Monday, June 11, approximately 300 grassroots lobbyists from more than 30 states filled the halls of Congress to meet with their Representatives and Senators to demand an end to US support for Israeli occupation; for the United States to hold Israel accountable for its violations of the US Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act; to restrict the export of cluster bombs munitions to Israel and other countries; and to call for the United States to appoint a special envoy for Middle East peace.

The two-day mobilization was covered in the media by Democracy Now!To view a video of US Campaign Steering Committee member Phyllis Bennis discussing the mobilization, click here.

The rally was also covered in the Detroit News, the Huffington Post, the Jerusalem Post, the Austin American Statesman, and many other publications.

Although the June 10-11 mobilization was a huge success, our struggle to end US support for Israel's military occupation and other human rights abuses against the Palestinian people must continue!

We've got a lot of big bills coming due from this weekend's historic mobilization and we need your support to continue educating, organizing, and mobilizing to end US support for Israel's military occupation!

Please make the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can today to help us continue our work by clicking here.

As a thank you, for a limited time, with any contribution of $25 or more, we'll send you a set of signs from this weekend's historic mobilization, along with two sets of our anti-apartheid poster series.These suitable-to-frame signs read "End US Support for Israeli Occupation", "The World Says NO! to Israeli Occupation", "Justice for Palestinians", and "A Just Peace for Palestinians and Israelis".

Please make your generous tax-deductible contribution today by clicking here.

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June 11 Lobbying Day
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