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Protest Chicago visit of Israeli Prime Minister Barak - Monday, Nov 13

Middle East peace and justice groups across the Midwest are mobilizing to protest the Chicago appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (along with Bill Clinton and Mayor Richard Daley)on Monday, November 13, 7 PM
at UIC Pavilion, (Harrison and Racine)
Stand with Palestine! End the Occupation Now!
Join the Midwest mobilization to protest the Chicago appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Bill Clinton and Mayor Richard Daley!

Monday, Nov. 13, 7 PM
UIC Pavilion at Harrison and Racine
Chicago

The current violence in Palestine -- perpetuated by an Israeli government that ignores human rights and international law -- has injured thousands of Palestinians and left over 170 dead. This most recent conflict erupted in the wake of seven bitterly disappointing years of 'peace' negotiations that served only to define the US-Israeli terms for Palestinian capitualtion.

The dead include 12-year-old Muhammed Rami Al Durra, whose murder has been seared in people's consciousness -- not as an isolated act, but as an emblem of the daily treatment Palestinians endure under a brutal and untenable occupation. At the same time, Israeli settlers have taken to the streets to terrorize Palestinian villages, and Israeli settlers continue to fire live ammunition at Palestinians from behind the protective wing of Israeli security forces, in a wave of violence Israeli peace groups have called a pogrom.

Palestinians have endured decades of displacement and the forcible dispossession of their homes and land. Millions live in exile and those who remain endure a brutal military occupation in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem, or live as third-class citizens under apartheid conditions inside the Israeli state.

The U.S. government bankrolls Israel's repression of the Palestinians with $5 billion a year- largely to support Israel's vast war machine. When Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and President Clinton come to Chicago on Nov. 13, let them know you refuse to support US aid for Israel's continued occupation and repression of the Palestinian people. Stand with Palestine!

Sponsored by the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine.

For more information, please call the Arab American Action Network at 773-436-6060 ext. 223 or email:
hatem85 (at) yahoo.com
n_omar (at) yahoo.com
hammerhard (at) aol.com
 
 

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