Israel’s 60th Birthday

Action for Gaza by Ann
December 28, 2008, 11:14 am
Filed under: Gaza

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*** For updates on US cities, please visit ANSWER: Act-Now-to-Stop-War-and-Racism and US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation page

*** For updates on UK cities, please visit this Palestine Solidarity Campaign page and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity campaign

*** For updates on your city, visit your national or local anti-war group; a good source is (insert your city)



Stop the U.S./Israeli War Against the Palestinian People

National March in Washington
Saturday, January 10
Assemble at the White House (north side) at 1:00 PM

Click here for more information about the National March in Washington, D.C. from ANSWER


Little Rock, Arkansas
Tuesday, January 6
6:00 pm
Steps of State Capital (intersection between Woodlane & Capitol Avenue)


Anaheim, CA
Sunday, January 4
1:00 pm
512 S. Brookhurst St. (between Orange Ave. & Broadway)
Initiated by: Al-Awda Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Chapters, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans and ANSWER Coalition. All progressive organizations and individuals are encouraged to endorse.
For more info about L.A.-Area Protests contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or

Costa Mesa, CA
Friday, January 2
5:00 pm
Corner of Bristol & Anton (South Coast Plaza entrance)
Contact: 714-956-5037

Fresno, CA
Friday, January 9
4:00-5:30 pm
Shaw and Blackstone Ave.
Organized by Peace Fresno and other groups
Contact: PF VP, Dan Yaseen at (559) 251-3361

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, January 6
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate (6380 Wilshire Blvd.)
For more info about L.A.-Area Protests contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
12 noon
Westwood Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Blvd.)
For more info about L.A.-Area Protests contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or
Car pooling from Ventura County:
Thousand Oaks, 10:30 am at TO Trans Center, Rancho & Hwy 101
Contact 805-241-0708 or
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd, LA (between Crescent Heights & San Vicente)
Friday’s action is initiated by Al-Awda. Other sponsoring organizations include ANSWER Coalition, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Arab Community Center of the Inland Empire, General Union of Palestinian Women, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Palestine Aid Society, Palestinian American Congress, International Action Center, Free Iraq Now, Orange County Friends of Palestine, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Women in Black, Middle East Fellowship of Southern California, Friends of Sabeel/Los Angeles, Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim American Society, Islamic Center of Hawthorne and others.
For more info call 213-251-1025 or e-mail

San Deigo, CA
Sunday, January 4
1:00 pm
Balboa Park at the Fountain
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
Details to be announced
For further information about the San Diego Demo and to endorse contact Al-Awda at 760-685-3243, or Free Palestine Alliance at 619-980-0677,

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, January 3
5:00 pm
Powell and Market Sts. (Powell BART Station)
Contact: 415-821-6545,
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10
11:00 am
San Francisco Civic Center
Contact: 415-821-6545,
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
2:30 pm
Powell and Market St. (Powell St. BART station)
Organized by activists in the Bay Area Arab community, allies and supporters of Palestine.
Co-Sponsors: Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Al-Awda – The Palestine Right of Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine, General Union of Palestine Students, Students for Justice in Palestine, National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, ANSWER Coalition, International Solidarity Movement

San José/Santa Clara, CA
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Gather on the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Winchester Blvd (near the Valley Fair Mall)
Organized by South Bay Mobilization and San José Peace and Justice Center, and endorsed by the ANSWER Coalition – SF Bay Area
Contact: 408-297-2299

Santa Clara, CA
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Winchester Blvd.

Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday, January 4
5:00 pm
Courthouse Square: 3rd st and Mendocino
Candlelight Protest Vigil
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
Contact: Elizabeth Stinson, Director Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County at 707 575-8902 or


New Haven, CT
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Federal Building: 141 Church St.
Contact: 203-606-0319,


Washington, D.C.
National March

Saturday, January 10
1:00 pm
Assemble at the White House (north side)

Sponsoring organizations: ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, American Muslim Task Force, National Council of Arab Americans, Al-Awda – International Palestine Right to Return Coalition, , CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), American Muslims for Palestine, American Muslim Alliance, and hundreds of others.
Click here to endorse
Contact: 202-544-3389 x14,
Click here for the flyer (PDF can be viewed, printed and reproduced)


Miami, FL
Sunday, January 4
1:00 PM
Israeli Consulate: 100 North Biscayne (Yitzhak Rabin) Boulevard
Initiated by ANSWER FL and the South FL Palestinian Solidarity Network

Orlando, FL
Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
Orlando Fashion Square Mall (in front of Smokey Bones): 3309 East Colonial Dr

St. Petersburg
Saturday, January 3
2nd Avenue and 2nd Street, N (Downtown) 33701
Organized by St. Pete for Peace


Chicago, IL
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Old Water Tower Building: 806 North Michigan Ave.
Sponsored by the Coalition for Justice in Palestine, International Solidarity Movement, ANSWER Coalition, Jewish Voice for Peace, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
3:00 pm
Gather at Tribune Plaza: 435 N. Michigan Ave.
Contact: 773-463-0311,
Mosque Foundation- 7360 W 93rd St, Bridgeview, IL
ICCI Mosque- 6435 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Islamic Foundation Mosque- 300 W Highridge, Villa Park, IL
MCC- 4380 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
Please email or call (773) 951.2020 if you are interested!

Champaign, IL
Saturday, January 3
University Ave. and State St. (SE corner of West Side Park), downtown
Sponsored by AWARE (Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort) of Urbana-Champaign, IL


Bloomington, Indiana
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Monroe County Courthouse Square (southeast corner): Kirkwood Ave. & Walnut Street
Sponsored by Indiana Students Against War and Bloomington Peace Action Coalition


Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Gather at the Douglas County Courthouse: 11th and Massachusetts
Organized by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and KU student group Voices for Palestine


Boston, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Copley Square
March and Rally to Start and End at Copley Square
Organized by an Ad-Hoc Coalition of Arab-American, Muslim and Pro-Palestine Groups
Local Contact: ANSWER Boston 857-334-5084 or

Northampton, MA
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Courthouse on Main Street


Friday, January 2
4:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Glenstone and Battlefield
Organized by the Peace Networks of the Ozarks

St Louis, MO
Sunday, January 4
7:00 – 7:30 pm: regular Sunday evening vigil
7:30 pm: Demonstration
in front of College Church, Grand & Lindell
* * * * *
Monday, January 5
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Channel 4-TV: 1 So. Memorial Drive
* * * * *
Tuesday, January 6
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office: 5850 Delmar (East of Skinker & West of DeBaliviere)
* * * * *
Wednesday, January 7
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Rep. Russell Carnahan: 8764 Manchester (corner of Brentwood)
* * * * *
Thursday, January 8
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sen. Kit Bond: 7700 Bonhomme (corner of Hanley)
* * * * *
Friday, January 9
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Rep. Wm, Lacey Clay: 625 No. Euclid (corner Delmar)
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10: Big Rally & March
12 noon – 2:00 pm
Start at City Hall in U-City, on Delmar (near Lions Gate)


Albuquerque, NM
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Nob Hill: Central and Tulane


Ithaca, NY
Tuesday, January 6
3:30-5:30 pm
Rt. 13 & Clinton St. (near CVS and Wegmans Bridge)
Contact: 607-273-7437
* * * * *
Thursday, January 8
3:30-5:30 pm
Rt. 13 & Clinton St. (near CVS and Wegmans Bridge)
Contact: 607-273-7437

New Paltz, NY
Saturday, January 10
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Paltz Plaza
Action by the Middle East Crisis Response

New York City, NY
Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Times Square: 42nd and 7th Ave.
Followed by a march to the Israeli mission
(Trains: N,Q,R.S,W,1, 2,3,7 to Times Square)


Charlotte, NC
Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon
Marshall Park: Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & S. McDowell St
More info: or 704-492-5226


Cincinnati, OH
Friday, January 2
6:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Clifton and Ludlow
Solemn procession from there to the Clifton Mosque at 6:30 pm

Columbus, OH
Monday, January 5
Gather at 4:30 pm, Rally begins at 5:00 pm
Ohio Statehouse (corner of Broad and High St.)
Sponsored by Ohio State University Committee For Justice In Palestine

Toledo, OH
Friday, Januiary 2
2:30 pm
Lucas County Courthouse
Organized by the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition

Youngstown to Warren, OH
Sunday, January 4
12 noon
Gather at thomas D. Lambros Federal Building & U.S Courthouse in downtown Youngstown
March to Congressman Tim Ryan’s office, 197 West Market Street, in downtown Warren
Organized by the Coalition for Peace in the Middle East
Contact: Rev. Werner Lange, 330-872-3865, or Ray Nakley, 330-746-1797, 330-506-1999,
* * * * *
Friday, January 2
4:30 pm
Thomas D. Lambros Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse: 125 Market Street
Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown


Oklahoma City, OK
Monday, January 5
11:30 am: Press Conference
Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 432 B
12 noon – 1 pm: Vigil
South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol: 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
(Please dress warmly and arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
Contact: 405-415-6851,


Portland, OR
Sunday, January 4
3:30 pm
Pioneer Square: SW Broadway and Yamhill
Called for by Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, American Jews for a Just Peace
Contact: Hala Gores at or (503) 307-9339 or Peter Miller at or (503) 358-7475


Philadelphia, PA
Friday, January 2
12 noon
15th and Locust
Weekly anti-occupation vigil
Bubbes and Zaydes for Peace in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. – See District of Columbia


Madison, WI
Tuesday, January 6
1:00 pm
“March of the Dead”
Meet at City-County Building: 210 Martin Luther King Blvd
Co-sponsors: Madison-Rafah Sister City Project and Madison Pledge of Resistance



Friday, January 2
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Baitul Mukarram, National Mausque, North Gate of Baitul Mukarram
Contact: 01911039859,
Friday, January 2
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Main Gate, Dargah ShahJalal Mosque
Contact: 01670381897

Hamilton, Ontario
Saturday, January 3
City Hall
12:30 pm
Montreal, QC
Sunday, January 4
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: carré Cabot: metro Atwater
Street: corner St. Catherine and Atwater
Saturday, January 3
2:00 pm
Dundas Square (Facing the Eaton Centre) Downtown, Yonge and Dundas
(buses leave Palestine House 1:15pm sharp)

-Tuesday – Friday 5.00 – 6.00 and Saturday 3.00 – 4.00, Centre, opposite the Hippodrome
-Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
Sunday, January 4
2:00 pm
Israeli Embassy: Kensington High Street
(Nearest tube High Street Kensington)
* * * * *
Monday, January 5 to Friday, January 9: Daily Protests
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Israeli Embassy: Kensington High Street
* * * * *
Saturday, January 10: National Demonstration
March to the Israeli Embassy
* * * * *
-Friday 2 January 2 – 4 pm. Outside the Egyptian Embassy, . 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW. Call for Egypt to open the border immediately.
-SATURDAY 3 JANUARY. DEMONSTRATION AND RALLY. Assemble 12:30 pm at Embankment, London WC2. Nearest tube Embankment or Charing Cross, Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative and many other organisations

-Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square, Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition
-Saturday, January 3, 12 noon, Sheffield Town Hall

Saturday, January 3
3:00 pm
walking from the Place de la République towards the Israeli Embassy
Sponsored by the Palestine Collectif, representing Americans Against the War-France
* * * * *
General mobilization headquarters for Gaza with a tent for mourning and protesting
Location: Fontaine des Innocents, Châtelet-les Halles
Begins Monday, December 29 at 5:00 pm
Continues daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm (except during the demos)
until the end of the criminal operations of the Israeli army


Landelijke demonstratie
Zaterdag 3 januari 2009
13.00 uur Museumplein Amsterdam
Sponsored by a long list of organizations acting in coalition including the Nederlands Palestina Komitee (NPK)

Vrijdag 2 januari 19.00 uur
In het centrum van Rotterdam
(hoek Beursplein / Korte Hoogstraat, bij de HEMA)
Endorsed by a long list of organizations led by the Socialist Party in Rotterdam


Monday, January 5
6:00 pm
Largo de S. Domingos (Rossio)
* * * * *
Thursday, January 8
5:00 pm
In front of Israel Embassy

-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Foot of the Mound, Princes Street
-Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square 2pm


Friday, January 2
2:00 pm
Outside U.S. Consulate: Corner River and Riviera roads, Killarney (opposite Killarney Mall)

Sunday, January 4
– En Madrid a las 20 horas en la Puerta del Sol.
– En Barcelona a las 20 horas en la Plaça de Sant Jaume.
– En Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a las 19 horas.
Contact: 629053731,
* * * * *
Saturday, January 3
6:00 pm
Plaza de San Francisco
Saturday, January 3
12 noon
Concentracion delante del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Plaza de Santa Cruz, Metro SOL o Tirso de Molina
Contact: 629053731,

Saturday, January 3
1:00 pm
Castle Square Swansea

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails. Please also submit reports and photos.



1. Contact the White House to protest the attack and demand an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to

2. Contact the State Department at 202-647-6575

3. Contact your Representative and Senators in Congress at 202-224-3121

4. Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor


Mr. Ehud Barak,
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
Tel-Aviv 64743,
E-mail: or
Tel.: ++972-3-6975540 or ++972-3-6975423
Fax: ++972-3-6976711

    2 Karlibach st.
    Tel-Aviv 67132
    Fax: +972-3-561-06-14
    Yedioth Aharonoth:
    2 Moses st.
    Fax: +972-3-608-25-46
    Ha’aretz (Hebrew):
    21 Schocken st.
    Tel-Aviv, 61001
    Fax: +972-3-681-00-12
    Ha’aretz (English edition):
    21 Schocken st.
    Tel-Aviv, 61001
    Fax: +972-3-512-11-56
    Radio (fax numbers):
    Kol-Israel +972-2-531-33-15
    Galei Zahal +972-3-512-67-20
    Television (fax numbers):
    Channel 1 +972-2-530-15-36
    Channel 2 +972-2-533-98-09
    Channel 10 +972-3-733-16-66


(courtesy of BRICUP)

1. Join or organize emergency protests and direct actions in partnership with Palestine solidarity and social justice organisations in your area. Send reports of actions you participate in so this information can be shared with people around the world.

2. Donate money through:

Medical Aid for Palestine

Middle East Children’s Alliance

to pay for desperately needed medical supplies and their delivery. The current conditions in Gaza medical facilities are dire.

3. Flood Israeli embassies and consulates with letters and calls decrying the attacks. Find contact info for Israeli embassies around the world.

4. Shift the framing of Israel’s actions in the media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor.

5. Sign the petition in support of UN General Assembly President Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann

He has spoken out to condemn Israeli Apartheid and called for boycott, divestment and sanctions.

6. Write to your member of parliament.
If you are in the UK, you can find your MP’s details on this site:

7. If you are in Europe write to your MEP

8. Write to members of the Israeli government and members of the Knesset

Download a list of e-mail addresses

9-12. If you are in the UK you can do the following (or the equivalents if you live elsewhere)

9. Write to:

(a) the Labour Party using this online form:

(b) the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron

(You could mention you are appalled that he has been on the BBC calling for restraint on all sides when nearly 300 Palestinians have been killed.)

10. British Consulate Jerusalem
+972 (02) 541 4100

11. British Embassy Tel Aviv
+972 (02) 3510 1167 / +972 (03) 527 1572
Call them.

12. Fax the office of the UK Prime Minister – Gordon Brown –
on +44 20 7925 0918

Israeli Ambassador to Australia
HE Yuval Rotem

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Stephen Smith

Australian Ambassador to Israel
HE John Larsen
Fax: +972 3 6935002





American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
Friends of UNRWA
Christian Aid
Islamic Relief
Medical Aid for Palestine

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There will be a vigil at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin & Lisgar) at 1PM Sunday December 28th to protest the Israeli massacre of people in Gaza.

Please pass this information along to your contacts.

Comment by Greg Macdougall

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