Gaza Action #1

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Rally – Lobby – Boycott – Donate

Rally

MAJOR GLOBAL JANUARY RALLIES occurred from Jan 1-11, including a 100,000 strong rally in London on the 10th January. Please check the links below for further actions.

*** For updates on US cities, please visit ANSWER: Act-Now-to-Stop-War-and-Racism and US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation page

*** For updates on UK cities, please visit this Palestine Solidarity Campaign page and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity campaign

*** For updates on your city, visit your national or local anti-war group; a good source is http://www.indymedia.org http://YOURCITY.indymedia.org (insert your city)

Lobby

USA

1. Contact the White House to protest the attack and demand an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to comments@whitehouse.gov.

2. Contact the State Department at 202-647-6575

3. Contact your Representative and Senators in Congress at 202-224-3121

4. Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor

ISRAEL

Mr. Ehud Barak,
Minister of Defence,
Ministry of Defence,
Hakirya,
Tel-Aviv 64743,
Israel.
E-mail: sar@mod.gov.il or pniot@mod.gov.il
Tel.: ++972-3-6975540 or ++972-3-6975423
Fax: ++972-3-6976711

    Ma’ariv:
    2 Karlibach st.
    Tel-Aviv 67132
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-561-06-14
    e-mail: editor@maariv.co.il
    Yedioth Aharonoth:
    2 Moses st.
    Tel-Aviv
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-608-25-46
    Ha’aretz (Hebrew):
    21 Schocken st.
    Tel-Aviv, 61001
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-681-00-12
    Ha’aretz (English edition):
    21 Schocken st.
    Tel-Aviv, 61001
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-512-11-56
    e-mail: letters@haaretz.co.il
    Radio (fax numbers):
    Kol-Israel +972-2-531-33-15
    Galei Zahal +972-3-512-67-20
    Television (fax numbers):
    Channel 1 +972-2-530-15-36
    Channel 2 +972-2-533-98-09
    Channel 10 +972-3-733-16-66

UK

(courtesy of BRICUP)

1. Join or organize emergency protests and direct actions in partnership with Palestine solidarity and social justice organisations in your area. Send reports of actions you participate in so this information can be shared with people around the world.

2. Donate money through:

Medical Aid for Palestine
http://www.map-uk.org/

Middle East Children’s Alliance
https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=1171

to pay for desperately needed medical supplies and their delivery. The current conditions in Gaza medical facilities are dire.

3. Flood Israeli embassies and consulates with letters and calls decrying the attacks. Find contact info for Israeli embassies around the world.

http://www.learn4good.com/travel/israel_embassies.htm

4. Shift the framing of Israel’s actions in the media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor.

5. Sign the petition in support of UN General Assembly President Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/IJAN_Brockmann_BDS/

He has spoken out to condemn Israeli Apartheid and called for boycott, divestment and sanctions.

6. Write to your member of parliament.
If you are in the UK, you can find your MP’s details on this site:

http://www.writetothem.com/

7. If you are in Europe write to your MEP

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members.do

8. Write to members of the Israeli government and members of the Knesset

Download a list of e-mail addresses

9-12. If you are in the UK you can do the following (or the equivalents if you live elsewhere)

9. Write to:

(a) the Labour Party using this online form:

http://www.labour.org.uk/contact

(b) the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron

camerond@parliament.uk

(You could mention you are appalled that he has been on the BBC calling for restraint on all sides when nearly 300 Palestinians have been killed.)

10. British Consulate Jerusalem
+972 (02) 541 4100

11. British Embassy Tel Aviv
+972 (02) 3510 1167 / +972 (03) 527 1572
Call them.

12. Fax the office of the UK Prime Minister – Gordon Brown –
on +44 20 7925 0918

AUSTRALIA
Israeli Ambassador to Australia
HE Yuval Rotem
ambassadorsec@canberra.mfa.gov.il

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Stephen Smith
Stephen.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au

Australian Ambassador to Israel
HE John Larsen
Fax: +972 3 6935002

Boycott

Donate

Charities

KinderUSA
http://www.kinderusa.org

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
http://www.anera.org
Medical Aid for Palestine
http://www.map-uk.org/
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