January 30, 2017
Santa Rosa, California
Occupy Sonoma County Presents: Understanding the Conflict in Palestine/Israel
Teach-in Monday, January 30, 7-9 PM, Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa
Imagine being forced out of your ancestral home at gun point. Now imagine that the world looks on in silence while people you love die every day. Welcome to Palestine.
Israel was carved out of Palestine in 1948. Following the Six Day War in 1967, legal borders were established. Israel ignores these borders as it continues to encroach on Palestine. In late November, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced the building of 500 new illegal settlements in East Palestine; the capital of Palestinian under the two-state solution.
Israel’s expansion depends on their continual violations of international law. Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 boundaries violate UN Resolutions 242 and 252 as well as the 4th Geneva Convention. Israel’s denial of the right of return violates UN Resolution 194. Within Israel, one in five Israelis do not enjoy the same civil rights as the majority population because they are not Jewish. This is the definition of an apartheid state. All this and more is kept out of US media as are reports of long-term nonviolent resistance to Israeli oppression conducted by Palestinians, Israelis and international solidarity activists in the face of continual brutal suppression.
On January 30, 2017, Occupy Sonoma County will present “Understanding the Conflict in Palestine/Israel” at the Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa, from 7-9 PM. This free presentation will focus on the US media blackout around the occupation of Palestine and the implications of Islamophobia in this struggle.
Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.