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Demonstration to mark 46 years of occupation - Sat. 1.6.13 at 19:00
Who needs a war – keeps it simmering
Jewish-Arab nation-wide demonstration to mark 46 years of occupation
Saturday 1.6.13 at 19:00
Meeting point: Sarona Garden Kaplan St.,Tel Aviv, opposite Defense Ministry
After 46 years of occupation, the underlying realities are more than ever laid
bare. It is now clear whose interests are served by the policy of perpetual
occupation and ever-threatening wars. Since 1967, Prime Ministers and their
cabinets continually strove to mobilize international support for their ongoing
dragging of feet. Ever and again, they deliberately avoided any true and honest
diplomatic process – since such a process would have led to an end to the
occupation and would have posed the June 4 lines as the indispensable basis for
the achievement of peace.
Bloodshed, bereavement, oppression, plunder and the plight of the Palestinian
people, deprived of their right to self-determination – all of these are but
part of the calamities resulting from occupation and war, which are perpetrated
in the service of foreign and anti-patriotic interests. Half of the state budget
is devoted to military expenditures and to repayment of debts from past wars.
This leaves no room for no social justice, no money for education, health and
public housing, and dooms more than a third of Israeli children to live below
the poverty line.
By now it is obvious, for all to see, that the interests which maintain war and
occupation are the very same interests that increase poverty, trample upon
democracy and deepen ethnic discrimination and racism. It has become manifestly
clear, more than ever before, what baleful influence is wielded by the arms
industry and arms dealers, whose turnover amounts to billions. They are
dictating a warlike agenda which fits their interests, and push aside all
political alternatives. “National Security” has become the code word for
pushing social issues down to the bottom of national priorities. Social needs
are being completely suppressed and silenced, paving the way to continued
oppression and exploitation.
On Saturday night, June 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM, we will gather at the Sarona Park,
opposite the Ministry of Defense on Kaplan St,. Tel Aviv. Men and women, Jews
and Arabs, all together we will march towards Metzudat Ze’ev, the ruling party’s
headquarters on King George Street. Together we will cry out: No more wars! : No
more occupation! No more favoring of arms industries at the expense of the
masses! No more provoking of other peoples! Yes to the Palestinian People’s
right to self-determination! Yes to peace between two states, Israel and
Palestine! Yes to evacuation of the settlements! Yes to two capitals in
Jerusalem! Yes to resolving the refugee issue on the basis of UN resolutions!
Yes to ending the occupation! Yes to a just peace!
Contact: Yoav Goldring 054-6634443
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