--- Kobi Snitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 23:39:45 +0300 (IDT)
From: Kobi Snitzsnitz@cs.bgu.ac.il
Subject: fundraiser party
Simon can you please send this to the list:
As a peace forum alumni I would like to invite you
to a party and fundraiser on monday night
(see details below). For the people from the early
peace forum it might be a chance to catch up
and for the new folk a chance to see what happens to
activists after a few years...
this is a soft pitch i am inviting friends and also
people who can write checks.
I don't want my friends to feel like the have to
give money and I also don't want
people I don't know to feel like the can't give...
If you can think of people to invite please do or
suggest people for me to contact. I included
below an introduction that can be used to invite
people who need a little background.
As you might know, a "separation fence" is being
built by Israel on Palestinian land. The
reason given for the construction of the Wall is
protection against Palestinian terror attacks
(though the Israeli government recently admitted in
court that "national" considerations
are also involved). However, the international
court of justice ruled last summer that all Israeli
construction on Palestinian land is illegal. Outside
of Israel and the US it is understood that
under the guise of "security" Israel has been
carrying out a long-term project of
Palestinian dispossession with American support.
What is less well known is that a new resistance
movement has risen to oppose the Wall. It is a
popular non-violent movement of Palestinians,
Israelis and internationals.
The Israeli government considers any Palestinian
resistance, violent or not, as a crime and tries
to violently repress it. So far, nine Palestinians
have been killed in the struggle against the Wall
and thousands more were injured.
This resistance is unique because it is the first
time Israelis have actually joined Palestinians
in struggle in a significant way. Not merely in the
pages of Haaretz or on the streets of Tel-Aviv,
but on the ground, in Palestine. An Israeli group called
'Anarchists against the Wall' has a lot to do
with this crucial resistance. This group has
participated in demonstrations almost daily as well
as conducted the occasional direct action.
The Israeli authorities by their repression have
paid the anarchists the greatest compliment a
radical group can hope for. At one demonstration,
the army shot at the anarchists and nearly killed
one of them. The Israeli general security service
has "invited" many of them to friendly
chats. They have been beaten and injured and
arrested hundreds of times. At last count, there are
over 30 indictments stemming from the
One of the anarchists, Dr. Kobi Snitz, will be in DC
on September 19 to speak about the struggle
against the wall and to raise money for legal costs.
If you would like to hear more or contribute
to the cause please join us at the home of Pierre
Habshi. 2112 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Apt 1006. the
intercom code is 159. For directions you can reach
Pierre at 202-460-8384.
For more background see the story in haaretz:
And in the words of the anarchists:
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