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Jews Join in Mourning Gaza

Posted by Admin On July - 16 - 2014

Jewish Voice for Peace joins with others to mourn the casualties of Israel’s aggressive war in Gaza. The event will be held at the  Israeli Consulate General, 500 W. Madison St., Chicago, today, Wednesday, June 16th, 2014, from 4:00-5:30 P.M.

The Chicago branch of Jewish Voice for Peace, in partnership with the American Friends Service Committee and the Chicago Anti-War Committee will hold an event to express grief of Palestinians and the world at the nearly 200 Palestinians dead as a result of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza strip. Communities in Palestine and across the world are reeling, and we will join members of various faiths in mourning the passing of those killed, 80% of whom were civilians. As American Jews, we will also call for accountability for Israel and the U.S.’s role in the suffering: as long as Israel maintains its occupation of the West Bank and ongoing siege of Gaza, we must call for an end to US military aid to Israel and heed the international Palestinian call for nonviolent resistance to Israeli brutality through boycotts and divestment form companies that profit from the occupation, and sanctions against Israel for its human rights violations.

The trauma of Palestinians who have lost friends and family members to Israel’s bombardment must be made visible and prominent in the United States. The United States Government is directly responsible for Israel’s attacks on the people of Gaza. The U.S. gives Israel $3.1 billion a year: our tax dollars are being used to kill civilians overseas. Major U.S. corporations, as well, profit from the bloodshed and have a stake in continuing it.

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Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org) is a national, grassroots organization dedicated to achieving a just and lasting peace that recognizes the aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination. Jewish Voice for Peace has over 130,000 online supporters, 40 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Cabinet, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.

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