Friday, January 09, 2009

Call to protest: Oppose warmongers and haters on both sides

Sadly, only in New York - so far.

I wish to propose a third way: A counterdemonstration to both the pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrations. That is, I wish to propose a pro-peace demonstration.

I invite individuals who favor an immediate ceasefire, oppose the occupation, support the two state solution, and who believe in the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security to join in action against those who justify violence and hatred on either side, and against those who claim a monopoly on representing our voices in this matter.

I wish to see not just a contingent waving Israeli flags and another waving Palestinian flags, but also a contingent waving Israeli and Palestinian flags together, carrying peace signs and banners with slogans like, “Fighting for peace is like f*cking for virginity” and “Peace cannot be achieved militarily.”

See more here.


Anonymous Shmuel said...

Just such a demo is planned for tomorrow in Rome - a human chain, under the slogan "Diamo una mano alla pace in Medio Oriente" (Let's Give Peace in the Middle East a Hand). I'll let you know how it turns out, and maybe even send a photo or two. Keep up the good work.

8:44 am  
Anonymous Shmuel said...

The demo was a big success (about 1,000 people), without provocations or violent messages of any kind. The rally ended with speeches by Palestinian representative and former member of Italian parliament Ali Rashid, and a representative of "Jews against the Occupation".
Here are some pictures:

8:37 am  

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