It seems that no matter how abusive the Israeli government gets, as it was last weekend when it killed protesters during the al-Nakba demonstrations, it--along with its U.S. lobby-- gets rewarded. This week’s reward is that President Obama will not only meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during his U.S. visit, but Obama will also speak at the AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee) policy conference. If you are appalled that President Obama is pandering to the pro-occupation lobby, send a letter to Obama today to express your outrage and urge him to get out of bed with AIPAC.
Show that AIPAC doesn’t speak for you by printing out our sign, filling in the blank, and sending us a photo of yourself with it. We’re making a big collage for a digital billboard truck that will circle the AIPAC convention.
And better yet, there’s still time to join us this weekend at our Move Over AIPAC gathering in DC.
Just added to the Move Over AIPAC program: Palestinian Member of Knesset, Haneen Zoabi and Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles Freeman.
Full schedule available online: www.moveoveraipac.org/schedule.
Visit MoveOverAIPAC.org to register for this conference and series of actions. If you can’t make it to DC, watch the conference on livestream from 10:30am-3pm EST this Saturday, May 21 and tweet your questions to @moveoveraipac.
Obama must tell Netanyahu to negotiate with democratically chosen Palestinian representatives, cease settlement construction, and stop using violence against unarmed demonstrators. Now is the time for Obama to stand up to Netanyahu and insist that Israel takes serious steps to resume negotiations. Will you write to Obama today?
Palestinians deserve the same democratic rights that people all over the Arab world are fighting for. Netanyahu and AIPAC represent a one-sided policy of 'Israel right or wrong' that is no longer tenable. We must ask Obama to be on our side: the side of peace and justice.
Onward for Justice,
Alli, Chelsea, C.J., Dara, Farida, Janet, Jean, Jodie, Kristen, Nancy, Medea, Rae, Sanaa, Sasha, Shaden, Tighe
PS: Occupation Isn't Pretty!
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