This May, Israel will mark 60 years of statehood. In cities across the U.S. and Canada, major Jewish organizations will sponsor celebrations of “Israeli Independence Day.” Meanwhile, Palestinians around the world will mourn 60 years since the Nakba – Arabic for “catastrophe” – of 1948. The disruption of Israeli Independence Day celebrations is one of the most powerful ways that we can demonstrate to Palestinians and people across the world, the existence of North American Jewish dissent to Zionism, and solidarity with Palestinian resistance.
For ideas on what a disruption might look like, check out:
- New England Celebrates Israel – http://questionisrael.blogspot.com/2007/05/new-england-commemorates-nakba.html;
- sit-in at the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco – http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/17/18288971.php.
To find out about Israel at 60 Celebrations in your area, check out the following:
- Jewish Federation Israel at 60 websites http://www.ujc.org/page.html?ArticleID=162228
- Walk the Land- Israel marches around the world http://walktheland.org/communities/
- Israel on Campus events: http://israelcc.org/events.”
Check out action ideas to the right that can be adapted for peaceful disruption.
Know Your Rights Materials
National Lawyers Guild’s Your Right to Protest: includes street guide, your right to protest, what to expect from the police, questions and answers about civil disobedience.
ACLU’s Rights of Protestors resources here and here.
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