NEWS ALERT! Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto‏

This action is happening right now!

If you are in Toronto, please go right now to 180 Bloor Street West to demonstrate your support for their action!

Press release!

Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto
Toronto: Wednesday January 8, 2009 Time: 10:25 am

A diverse group of Jewish Canadian women are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. This action is in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people of Gaza.

The group is carrying out this occupation in solidarity with the 1.5 million people of Gaza and to ensure that Jewish voices against the massacre in Gaza are being heard. They are demanding that Israel end its military assault and lift the 18-month siege on the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid into the territory.

Israel has been carrying out a full-scale military assault on the Gaza Strip since December 27, 2008. At least 660 people have been killed and 3000 injured in the air strikes and in the ground invasion that began on January 3, 2009. Israel has ignored international calls for a ceasefire and is refusing to allow food, adequate medical
supplies and other necessities of life into the Gaza Strip.

Protesters are outraged at Israel’s latest assault on the Palestinian people and by the Canadian government’s refusal to condemn these massacres. They are deeply concerned that Canadians are hearing the views of pro-Israel groups who are being represented as the only voice of Jewish Canadians. The protesters have occupied the consulate
to send a clear statement that many Jewish-Canadians do not support Israel’s violence and apartheid policies. They are joining with people of conscience all across the world who are demanding an end to Israeli aggression and justice for the Palestinian people.

The group includes: Judy Rebick, professor; Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst and president of Science for Peace; B.H. Yael, filmmaker; Smadar Carmon, an Canadian Israeli peace activist and others.

Spokespersons for the group will be outside the Israeli consulate:
Dr. Miriam Garfinkle: 416-731-6605
mgarfinkle@sympatico.ca
Cathy Gulkin: 416-697-0768 cgulkin@rogers.com

Release is online at www.sources.com/Releases/NR135.htm

Please also remember that there is a demonstration outside the Israeli Consulate on Saturday beginning at 11am.

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1 Comment

  1. Waseem R

     /  January 18, 2009

    I am glad to see that the tuth is coming out.
    I am sad to see how the jews just start whining about everything; about how every body is against them…..
    WE DONT HATE YOU
    Let everybody live in peace

    Reply

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