9 February 2013
Palestinians call for a boycott of Israeli diamonds
Over 50 Palestinian organisations, representing a cross-section of Palestinian civil society, including women’s groups and trade unions, and international organisations in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for equality, justice and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, have issued an appeal to women and men of conscience and jewellers worldwide to reject diamonds processed in Israel.
The Palestinian civil society organizations and international solidarity groups call upon:
Sunday, March 17
Nile Restaurant, Madison
5:30 pm, dinner at 6:15 pm
March 16, 2013 will mark the tenth anniversary of the killing of Rachel Corrie in Rafah in the Gaza Strip.
As we have for the last few years, MRSCP will mark this occasion with our annual dinner benefit, once again at the Nile Restaurant on Odana Road. Funds raised by the dinner will go toward the completion of our third water filtration system for Rafah schools, which will be dedicated to Rachel.
The program which follows will feature a recorded video message from Craig and Cindy Corrie and a report on what we saw and learned in our recent delegation to Gaza.
The menu will include hummus, felafel, spinach pie, cheese pie, foule, lentil soup with spinach, bread and dessert. Ticket prices are $25 per person at the door, or $22.50 if paid in advance by Tuesday, March 12. We are doing our best to keep the dinner cost as affordable as we can; we hope that those who can afford more will consider donating to the water filter project.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Donna Wallbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 235-7870 with the number in your party by Thursday, March 14. She will give you instructions as to paying in advance or at the door.
Annie Robbins, Mondoweiss, January 10, 2013
There’s a big rally coming up on Inauguration Weekend in Washington DC and we’re all invited. The “No Blank Check Rally,” sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace is a chance, as the promoters say, to
Tell President Obama:
Israel should not be above the law.
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January 9, 2013
Saturday, January 19th 2013, 4-6 pm
Rally at Farragut Square (Conn. Ave., 17th and K Streets, NW) at 4 pm
Followed by Candlelight Procession to the White House