Stop bloody Israel-Gaza war, peace movement says


This video says about itself:

Barenboim conducts his “Orchestra for Gaza”

3 May 2011

For the last 12 years Daniel Barenboim has used his musical reputation to push for peace between Israel and its neighbours.

This 68 year-old Argentine-born Jew, yet holder of a Palestinian passport had previously taken his music to the West Bank, but now he has broken fresh ground, crossing from Egypt into Gaza to play with his “Orchestra for Gaza”, 25 handpicked musicians from the top ensembles in Europe.

From the peace movement in Israel:

First 3 Friday actions; after that Saturday night Tel Aviv demo

1)
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: דב קולר

The Galilee Jewish-Arab Peace Vigil goes on!

Friday August 1, 2014 – at 1.00 pm , western entrance to Karmiel

Daily, innocent people get killed by the scores, sometimes by hundreds, in the ongoing terrible war between Israel and Palestine.

In recent days, Jews and Arabs joined together to protest – men and women, urban, rural, and kibbutzniks – residents of the Galilee from Karmiel, Ba’aneh, Pelech, Beit Jan, Misgav, Deir al Asad, and other locations

United, we of civil society call upon the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships to:

Implement an immediate ceasefire – and conduct a genuine dialogue in order to achieve a comprehensive political agreement between the two peoples.

We struggle to put an end to the bloodshed, in this terrible time of bombing and shelling, when the innocent are daily killed – women and children, young and old.

For more information: Dov Koller +972-(0)54-3921272

2)
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Vitali Markov

Update on The Peace Bus – Jerusalem to the Gaza Border

The following update, as of Thursday afternoon August 1, supersedes and replaces earlier version sent out yesterday

Friday, August 1, 9am, the Peace Bus will leave the parking lot of Gan Ha’Pa’amon (Liberty Bell Park) in Jerusalem, for the third consecutive week carrying medicines and clothes, as well as flowers, intended for the people of Gaza. Also postcards written by Israelis and addressed to Gazans, trying to bridge the terrible abyss.

The intended schedule includes:

- 10.00am – Visiting wounded Gazans at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem
– 12.00 (Noon) – Meeting with Bereaved Families maintaining a non-stop vigil at the Cinemateque Sqaure, Tel Aviv
– 2.00 pm – Visiting wounded soldiers in a Tel Aviv area hospital, with a message of peace (note: implementation of this part depends of approval by the authorities)
– 4.30 – Arriving at Sderot on the Gaza border, meeting with “The Other Voice“, an organization of Gaza border residents seeking peace and reconciliation with their Palestinian neighbors
– At the end of that meeting, symbolically laying flowers as near to Erez Checkpoint on the Gaza border as the bus could get. Supplies collected for Gaza will be delivered via the West Bank-based “Caritas” charity
Note: Intended stop in Be’er Sheba was cancelled
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Please come on board to make the message of the Peace Bus stronger and to meet people living on the border of the conflict region. Presenting a message of peace in the conflict zone is of vital importance, as is maintaining touch between Israel’s center and periphery – to stay together.

We are ready to come on the 3rd Journey and deliver medicines to the people in Gaza (we start collecting the medicine and the money to buy medicines in order to provided both direct and symbolic support from Israelis to the Gazans during the humanitarian catastrophe). Let’s take a one day break, collect energy and start Sunday with some ideas and actions. First things first – we need to contribute ourselves and find foundations supporting our project …

We just got back from the town of Sderot on the Gaza border, where on our 2nd bus journey we visited families who support peaceful solution of the conflict and were inspired by conversations. We’ve been also on a our condolences visit to a Bedouin camp next to Dimona, where a part of a rocket fired by Hamas (after the rocket was intercepted, but some shrapnel fell down) killed a Bedouin man and wounded his children. It was a good journey and more will follow. I apologize, folks, that the web-radio broadcasting came short this time, some technical stuff we’ll have to learn how to solve.

Our vision is to create the reality where Palestinians and Israelis can live in peace and dignity. We are not offering political solutions nor do all of us have a common political view. We do not have ready recipes. But what we a certain of is that we cannot continue hating, fighting, killing each other. In 66 years of war we could not achieve any permanent solution – we believe that it’s time to try a different path.

On the Peace Bus we promote the principles of tolerance, understanding and non-violence. People of all religions, colors, nations, genders come together in the loving attitude to see what the media is trying to hide away from us – a true face of the so called “enemy”. In the eyes of an Israeli and Palestinian child you will discover innocence and remember yourself once being a child, free from prejudices and hate. In this moment we mourn for all those who perished during this unnecessary and tragic conflict: not just in the current one, but for all the innocents who lost their lives in the war of hatred.

We want to see the perspectives of both sides: suffering of Palestinians and Israelis alike. We are all human beings who happened to be raised as enemies. And this is a real tragedy. We can not live in peace as long as other side is suffering. Therefore, the PEACE IS OUR COMMON GOAL!

Contact:
Vitali Markov +972-(0)58-6566767

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3)
———- Forwarded message ———-
From:

Support Imprisoned Conscientious Objectors – Military Prison 6, Atlit, Friday Aug. 6

Uriel Ferera had refused to join an army of occupation and is going in and out of the military prison system. This week, in the midst of terrible war in Gaza, he is joined behind bars by refuser Udi Segal.

On Friday Aug. 1, the Yesh Gvul refuser support group will hold a protest outside Military prison 6 at Atlit (between Tel Aviv and Haifa) where the two are held. At 12.30 activists will climb the mountain overlooking the prison, from where they will be visible (and with favorable wind conditions, audible) from the prison courtyard.

Transportation:
Jerusalem: Binyaney Ha’uma, 10.00 am
Tel Aviv: Corner of Arlozorov and Namir, 11.00 am
Contact: Yishai Menuchin +972-(0)054-3355373

4)
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: maayan dak

Saturday, 2nd of August. 20:00, Habima Theater Square, Tel Aviv

We call for an immediate cease fire, putting an end to the war and bloodshed, while simultaneously seeking a political solution

Stop the attack on Gaza!

War does not lead to security, it merely claims more and more causalities.

Say yes to a political solution that will make possible a secure life for both people.

*** There will be assigned stewards. Please fallow their instructions as for the location of the protest, the conduct during the protest and the dispersal***

We ask that all participants will avoid any violent conduct.

Coalition of Women for Peace & Da’am
Contact: Maayan Dak +972-(0)508-575729

We invite other organizations to add their name to the call for the protest.

‘No more deaths': Thousands of Israelis protest the Gaza war: here.

Gaza conflict: US says Israeli attack on UN school was ‘totally unacceptable’. White House’s strongest and most explicit condemnation of Israel comes as Palestinian leaders prepare for talks on short ceasefire: here.

White House: Little doubt UN school in Gaza was hit by Israeli artillery: here.

Gaza ‘faces precipice’ as death toll passes 1,400: here.

A public letter by Hilla Dayan and PW Zuidhof, an Israeli-Dutch couple visiting Tel Aviv with their children. The full letter was published on the Jewish Voice for Peace website on July 31. It details the atmosphere of intimidation, hatred and hysteria inside Israel during its military offensive on Gaza.

In an article titled, “Arrest Gideon Levy and Haneen Zoabi,” Matti Golan, a columnist for the Israeli business daily Globes, has called for the establishment of camps modeled after the internment camps the United States established in World War II: here.

Shimon Peres has broken ranks with the prevalent mood in Israel, saying it is time to “find a way to stop” the 22-day war in Gaza. Mr Peres’s comments, made hours before the security cabinet convened to decide whether to further escalate the war or try to move towards a diplomatic exit, were immediately denounced as defeatist by legislators in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party: here.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers condemn destruction of Gaza: here.

Gaza crisis: UN, US announce ceasefire to begin Friday morning: here.

The 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed yesterday morning within hours of coming into force: here.

NSA hands Gaza targeting data to Israel, say latest Snowden docs: here. And here.

And while the U.S. approved a $225 million grant to fix the Iron Dome, the White House has been frustrated as “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has largely dismissed diplomatic efforts.” [AP]

INTERNET giant Google found itself with explaining to do yesterday after allowing a game entitled Bomb Gaza to be uploaded onto its software store. The game — in which players fire airstrikes at Palestinians from Israeli planes — was taken down after hundreds of complaints came through: here.

Britain: The Tory Party started showing its cracks yesterday when Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi stormed out of office over David Cameron’s “morally indefensible” position on Palestine: here. And here.

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13 thoughts on “Stop bloody Israel-Gaza war, peace movement says

  1. It is acts such as this that will force a peace. He is a good man and there are many out there who share his frustration and the will for a better world.
    Leslie

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