Friday, November 28, 2008

Siege of Gaza Protested in Ann Arbor

Today, in Ann Arbor, ten people challenged indifference and defeatism to protest against the US-backed siege of 1.5 million people in the Gaza Strip by Egypt and Israel. Signs protesting the policy of starvation and US aid to Israel were held for two hours at a busy downtown intersection while shoppers streamed past on a clear, if brisk, day.

175 people accepted leaflets. Some to the following rap:

US tax dollars are paying to starve children in Gaza.
Please help them.
End the siege of Gaza.

The leaflets explained the situation in Gaza and had suggestions on how to help end it. There were honks, waves, and shouts of support. Others thanked us for what we were doing.

A small handful of people apparently thought the holiday yesterday was Halloween because they said monstrous things such as "I hope more children starve in Gaza." Some indicated the illegal, murderous siege of Gaza was justified because five Jews had been killed in Mumbai, India (and, oh, some other people died, too--about 150 but we know who really matters). Pretty scary stuff. Pretending to be demons or televangelists, a couple just told us to go to hell.

Mark your calendars for Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends upcoming annual protest outside the Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest on December 11. The local propaganda and fund-raising arm of the Zionist terrorism network, the Jewish Federation of Washtenaw County, is bringing in NPR and Fox media personality Mara Liasson for their Main Event 2008. Remember, it's never too late to challenge indifference and defeatism.

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