May 10, 2021
Correction -- date of Rally for Jerusalem families is May 11
Dear Subscribers,

We erroneously gave the date for the rally at the U.S. State Department as Wednesday May 12. The correct date is Tuesday, May 11, at 4PM EDT at the intersection of of 22nd and C St NW, Washington DC. The instructions are "wear masks, bring flags and signs. " Here is the banner created by the Palestinian Youth Movement:
The Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods have been the focus of Palestinian and international protest since 2009. The B’tselem report on the Batan al-Hawa neighborhood of Silwan and Jeff Wright’s piece in Mondoweiss provide background and context for the evictions planned by Israel. Fourteen Christian organizations in the U.S. have sent a letter to Secretary Blinken calling for immediate intervention by the United States The Israel Palestine NGO Working Group of the United Nations has also released a letter co-authored by David Wildman of Global Kairos for Justice and Brad Parker of Defense of Children International-Palestine calling on member states of the Security Council to act. Visit Palestine Portal for complete listings and links to statements and appeals from organizations and governments to stop Israel's illegal actions.
View the excellent 17 minute segment on the Monday May 10th Democracy Now featuring an interview by DM's Amy Goodman with Mohammed Al Kurd of Sheikh Jarrah, a member of one of the Sheikh Jarrah families, reporting from Jerusalem. Al Kurd presents articulate analysis and background, and a blueprint for international action. The segment includes on-the-scene videos and interviews, and coverage of statements by Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the U.S. House of Representatives.
A Global Partner, Na'amod, in the UK, is organizing rallies across the United Kingdom tomorrow. Click here for more information.
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