Friday, February 6, 2015

Protest Israeli War Crimes and Netanyahu’s Speech to a Joint Session of Congress Tuesday, March 3 at the U.S. Capitol Building

The ANSWER Coalition is joining with a coalition of organizations to protest outside as Israeli Prime Minister and notorious war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3.

Netanyahu has presided over many massacres of Palestinians, the latest in Gaza last summer that killed more than 2,100 women, men and children, wounded more than 10,000, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The massive theft of and settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank continues every day. Much of this death, destruction and dispossession is paid for by our tax dollars, billions of which flow to Israel every year.

The invitation to Netanyahu - made by House Speaker John Boehner - is an outrage that should be protested and rejected by all people who stand for justice.

You can support the March 3 action by:

1)      Endorsing the protest – email in your endorsement to info@answercoalition.org
2)      Click here to make a generous, tax-deductible donation to support the organizing
3)      Helping to spread the word online and through social media
4)      Joining us at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, March 3

The March 3 demonstration protesting Netanyahu's speech before Congress will follow three days of actions in support of Palestinian rights coinciding with the annual meeting of AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action Committee). The actions are being sponsored by a broad coalition and a detailed schedule can be found below.

While Netanyahu, Boehner and the Democrats opposing this particular trip all have their partisan motivations, there is a deeper and more sinister agenda behind the invitation, namely the intensifying campaign against Iran by powerful interests in U.S. ruling circles.

Boehner specifically invited the rabidly anti-Iranian Netanyahu to lecture Congress on the so-called “danger” from Iran and in support of imposing even tighter sanctions on that country. The aim is to derail the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear power program that are at a critical stage.

Iran has stated that additional sanctions would mean an end to the negotiating process. Such an outcome could lead to a new U.S. or U.S.-Israeli war against Iran, something that Netanyahu as well as many in Washington clearly desire.

Join us on March 3 to say:
  • No to War Criminal Netanyahu
  • No New War on Iran
  • End the Colonial Occupation of Palestine
  • End U.S. Aid to Israel!
Email info@answercoalition.org to endorse!

Click here to make a generous, tax-deductible donation to support the organizing.

Source:  http://www.answercoalition.org/shut_down_aipac

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