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From: Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine

Day before hearings on David Friedman, Trump nominee for Israeli ambassador, participants join national day of action against both anti-Muslim, anti-Immigrant, anti-Palestinian leaders

 

Chicago march and rally, as part of a national day of action to oppose Trump/Netanyahu agenda

 

CHICAGO, IL — The protests, rallies, and collective movement building that we are witnessing across the United States are inspiring. People from different struggles are coming together to disrupt agendas based on racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia and send a definite message that we will be fighting back.

 

In the midst of all this beautiful resistance, the White House announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be coming to DC to meet with Trump on February 15. We can expect that this meeting will result in even more open US support for Israeli policies that deny Palestinian rights, including the building of illegal settlements, and a further cementing of the “shared values” of racism and hate.

 

Netanyahu even tweeted: “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.” Although not shocking, his praise for such an unjustifiable policy is reprehensible.

The protest march will be held  5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 15th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., starting at the Tribune Tower and march until they reach Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, 401 N. WABASH AVENUE.

The march is sponsored by the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine, co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago

“We must seize this opportunity to say loud and clear– from US to Palestine:#BuildMovementsNotWalls!

“We are marching to stop raids, stop tearing apart families and end deportations.”

The Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) was formed in September of 2000, days after the launch of the 2nd Intifada in Palestine. Ever since, it has led the unified Palestinian community responses to events, issues, and crises in Palestine and the Arab World. The coalition is made up of Chicago-area Arab and Palestinian individuals and institutions, with the leading organizational members of the including American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Chicago Islamic Center, Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council (PAC), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Chicago, and the United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN).

 

JVP-Chicago is the local branch of Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jvp.org), a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Jewish Voice for Peace has over 200,000 online supporters, over 60 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.

 

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