July 24 National Day of Action for an Immediate Ceasefire & Ending Assault on Gaza

By Judith Le Blanc, Field Director, Peace Action

On Thursday, July 24, Join Peace Action and other in a national day of Congressional action for an immediate ceasefire and for an end to the Israeli military attack on Gaza. History proves that even after decades of violence on all sides, ceasefire and negotiations are the only way out of a devastating humanitarian crisis.

Two ways to join the July 24 national day of action:

Call the Senate: (202) 224-3121  Urge an immediate ceasefire. The U.S. can and should join the international call, including the United Nations Security Council, for an immediate ceasefire. Instead last week, the Senate voted to send an additional $621 million to Israel, on top of the $3.1 billion already being sent to Israel every year which is largely military aid. Our government’s one-sided support to Israel is causing misery for the people of Gaza and Israel.

Join or organize an event at the offices of your Congressional representative on Thursday, July 24.  Actions have taken place around the country and that will continue, but doing something together at Congressional offices will focus on the need for action by our government now!  Add your Thursday local action to the list here: 

Search for an event in your area on this international website.  On this website you will also see the activities being organized around the world.

For those in the Washington, DC metro area, join the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Code Pink, and others for Capitol Hill visits. ADC will conduct a  briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2456 at 9am before going to y Congressional offices.

Background:

• “This isn’t the first time a massive and lethal Israeli air campaign was launched against Gaza, and not the first time rockets were fired from Gaza.  But  when ceasefires have been in place, they protect lives – Israeli lives even more than Palestinian lives (because even during ceasefires Palestinians are killed with disturbing regularity). During 2013 and 2014 – during the ceasefire that ended Israel’s eight-day attack on Gaza in November 2012 – no Israelis were killed by rocket fire.  If Israel were seriously trying to protect its population, it would have called for an immediate ceasefire long before now.” For the full analysis for the need for Congressional action for an immediate ceasefireread Phyllis Bennis in The Hill

• July 17, 2014, Thursday,the Senate voted to send an additional $621 million to Israel. This is on top of the $3.1 billion we already give to Israel every year. According to a Congressional Research Service Report from April, 2014: “Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $121 billion in bilateral assistance. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance.” Congress claims that this strong bilateral relationship is based on “a mutual commitment to democratic values,” yet Israel is clearly not committed to democratic values; Israel has been bombing civilians and children in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. From American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

• Organizations also supporting the July 24 National Day of Action: Adalah-NY, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, CODEPINK, Friends of Sabeel–North America, Global Exchange, International Socialist Organization, Jewish Voice for Peace, Just Foreign Policy, Peace Action, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (List in formation.)

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12 Responses to July 24 National Day of Action for an Immediate Ceasefire & Ending Assault on Gaza

  1. Alan Donohue says:

    For a change in U.S. foreign policy , the profit must be taken out of military

    and national security contracts . Attached is my “letter to the editor ” explaining

    that viewpoint . It was first printed in the Syracuse Post Standard 7-10-13 . Keep up the good work — Al Donohue member Vietnam Veterans Against the War

  2. SHOLEH OJAGH says:

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    • UNITED WE STAND–DIVIDED WE FALL—-PLEASE STAND WITH US–VOTE DEMOCRAT

      PLEASE STAND WITH US

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      Let us Stand United together—-Not Divided and falling further into a Fascist Zionist regime.

      The Karl Rove-affiliated Super PAC – “Kentuckians” for Strong Leadership – announced that it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past three months. But not one penny of it came from Kentucky, nor does Mitch McConnell do anything for Kentucky.

      All foreign interest, foreign policy, and foreign give-a-way. In return more free-bees, and
      Millions for ?? campaigning?

      With exactly zero contributions from Kentuckians in the past three months, you better believe that “Kentuckians” for Strong Leadership couldn’t care less about what’s right for Kentucky’s working families.

      Mitch and his party have been beholden to these Washington special interest groups for nearly 30 years, and they have forgotten about the Americans they are supposed to be representing.

      Please help get rid of the grid lock, vote the corruption out of office.
      No more obstruction, no more WAR, no more foreign lobby control.

      United WE stand—Divided WE fall.

      We fall victim to the ZIONIST political movement. GLOBALIZATION

      ONE BANK, ONE GOVERNMENT, ONE RELIGION, ONE FASCIST REGIME, IT IS THE
      WORLDS LARGEST ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATE AT THIS VERY TIME.

      They presently have controlling interest in the USA, Canada, UK, and involved in
      eighty nations presently. DO some research, or at least READ the material of those
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      Thank You for Your Courtesy;

      Ronald L. Waldron (Concerned Citizen Like Yourself)

      “The Kentucky Republican Party…will spend $715,000
      …part of the $5.2 million that it and Zionist Billionaires for more corrupt Leadership,
      a McConnell super PAC, announced it would blow this summer.”
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      Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida,New Hampshire,Ohio, Minnesota, and
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      GOOGLE: THE UGLY TRUTH Read–Think. Where do things add up for you, your family, your community, and The generations to follow. Which party is most concerned about the ecology, ecosystem, toxic materials,
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      The infrastructure here in America, not the Middle East. We have no Allies there.

      SEE YOU AT THE POLES On November 4, 2014.

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  3. Maybe Israel should turn to Mr. Rothschild and other multi-billionaires for financial aid instead of U.S. taxpayers. Perhaps the $621 million (plus the $3.1 billion) could be better used to help the homeless population (including U.S. veterans), those who are unable to pay for food, or Detroit residents who are without life-critical water.

  4. […] VFP-111 and WPJC organizers also endorse this Thursday’s National Day of Action for Congressional Action on behalf of Gaza, supporting an immediate ceasefire with negotiations as the only way out of this devastating humanitarian crisis. Resource links to get involved include CODEPINK and Peace Action. […]

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      GUNS & AMMO WILL SERVE NO PURPOSE FOR THE NEXT FALSE FLAG OPERATION.

      The next false flag operation by the Republicans number one ally, the number one enemy of we the people (gentiles). Will be biological war-fare. Which seems to be well underway. Unknown Viruses such as EV-D68, and Ebola.

      Lock downs already, with plenty more coming, the fear mongering and propaganda by media will keep people away from the polls in selected democrat districts. Scare tactics and election frauds always works for the Billion dollar elite Zionist Society.

      Fair Elections, and the right to vote, is a major part of our Democracy. Realize that credit cards, Social Security numbers, have an immediate accurate recording. BUT we can not develop a voter registration card and recording with the same accuracy.

      That in itself seems very fraudulent to most of us.

      NOW, we not only have the right to vote, we have a duty to get out there register and vote.

      Please vote the criminals out of office, vote with us Democrats. United we stand–Divided we fall.

      17 of the top 20 corrupt officials are Republican.

    • GUNS & AMMO WILL SERVE NO PURPOSE FOR THE NEXT FALSE FLAG OPERATION.

      The next false flag operation by the Republicans number one ally, the number one enemy of we the people (gentiles).
      Will be biological war-fare. Which seems to be well underway. Unknown Viruses such as EV-D68, and Ebola.

      Lock downs already, with plenty more coming, the fear mongering and propaganda by media will keep people away
      from the polls in selected democrat districts. Scare tactics and election frauds always works for the Billion
      dollar elite Zionist Society.

      Fair Elections, and the right to vote, is a major part of our Democracy. Realize that credit cards, Social Security numbers,
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      That in itself seems very fraudulent to most of us.

      NOW, we not only have the right to vote, we have a duty to get out there register and vote.

      Please vote the criminals out of office, vote with us Democrats. United we stand–Divided we fall.

      17 of the top 20 corrupt officials are Republican.

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