Saturday peace demonstration in Tel Aviv, Israel

This is a video of a smaller peace demonstration in Tel Aviv, on 30 December.

From the Gush Shalom peace movement in Israel:

The killing in Gaza continues. Hundreds have been killed, thousands injured, air-strikes have caused utter devastation and entire families are left homeless.

Civilians in the south of Israel are being held captive by a government which lies to them and abuses them. Destruction and death in Gaza will not ensure their future, but rather lead to more violence and killings.

Join us in protest this coming Saturday, 3.1.2009, in Tel Aviv. Together we will call out:

Stop the Killing! No to the Siege! Yes to life for both peoples!

In these dark days, let us stick to our message:

Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies!

Our demand: A full truce and the lifting of the siege on Gaza NOW!

We meet at the corner of Frishman St. and Khen Boulevard at 18:30

* Information about transportation from across the country will be published shortly.

Please note: For the past week mass arrests have been carried out amongst Palestinian citizens of Israel who are exercising their democratic right to protest. On Saturday, at 13:00, before the Tel Aviv demonstration, a mass protest rally will be held in Sakhnin by the High Committee of Arab Israelis against the killing in Gaza. Please make an effort to join – your presence is of the essence!


For donations, crucial for our demonstration, please send checks made out to “Matte Hacoalitsia” at PO box 1335, Kfar Saba 44113

See also here.

British railway union RMT against the Gaza war: here.

Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe, by Richard Falk: here.

3 thoughts on “Saturday peace demonstration in Tel Aviv, Israel


    ‘OPEN Rafah Border, Open Border Now!’ more than 500 angry demonstrators shouted outside the Egyptian Embassy in Mayfair, central London yesterday. ‘Hosni Mubarak, You are a Pharoah! Hosni Mubarak, You are in Big Trouble! Hosni Mubarak, You are Outside God’s Mercy!’, they shouted.

    Student and young mother, Safa Salama told News Line: ‘We are here today to deliver a message that the Egyptian regime is helping Israel to kill us. I’m Palestinian myself. By closing the borders they are preventing aid from reaching Palestine.

    ‘Livni (Israel Foreign Minister) was in Cairo the day before the bombing of Gaza began last Saturday. It means they gave permission for that. I call for the British trade unions to stop all trade between Britain and Israel.’

    Abdalla Dirbji, a student, said: ‘The gates to Palestine like Rafah and the other gates are closed. That’s why our brothers are dying. Mubarak will not open the border because he is controlled by his US policy-masters.’

    Student Omar said: ‘The Egyptian and Saudi governments and all the Arab leaders are helping the enemy.’

    Fellow student Ali said: ‘They’re discussing oil prices when women and children are being murdered in their beds. The Arab masses must overthrow these regimes. Here, we must organise a complete boycott of Israel: an official one, that bites.’

    Student, Mohamed Fadhil said: ‘Israel think they can do what they like and the Egyptian government is helping them. They should take a stand.’

    Rashid, holding a picture of Mubarak with a shoe attached, said: ‘Since the action of the Iraqi journalist Zeidi, the shoe is a symbol for anyone to express anger. Mubarak deserves the shoe. Zeidi’s shoes are now a symbol of the Arab revolution. They will be used to remove all those who try to mislead.’

    Student Sadiq Abdul Jabbah said: ‘We’re here to show our disgust at Pharoah Mubarak. He’s a tyrant who rules with an iron fist. He’s the enemy within who sanctions torture of men and women in his prisons. It is well known that he is a proxy of the US. It is the obligation of all Muslims to overthrow him.’


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