Sunday, July 16, 2006


Protest Ongoing Israeli Violence in Gaza and Lebanon

I just sent this notice to the DC Poets Against the War list serv. Time to take a strong stand.


DC Poets Against the War is participating in this rally Tuesday against Israel’s attacks on Lebanon and Gaza. We invite you to join us. The event is organized by The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

DC PAW also strongly condemns Hezbollah and Hamas attacks on Israel. But as this morning’s Post stated, “In a war that has witnessed an escalation each day, the asymmetrical nature of the conflict was laid bare Saturday. For each attack by Hezbollah since it captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, Israel has inflicted a far greater price.” In fact, a story by Robin Wright on Page A15 this morning, makes it clear that the United States government fully supports Israel’s outrageous attacks, calling them part of a broader strategy “to strangle the axis of Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and Iran.” (

This is unacceptable. There is no military solution to the conflicts in the Middle East. Only negotiation and work for political and economic justice can end the killing and make life safe and secure for all the people of the region. Destroying Lebanon’s infrastructure and killing its people will only increase the animosity of residents toward Israel and the United States. DC Poets Against the War joins peace-loving organizations and individuals everywhere in calling on Israel to stop the violence and destruction.

Read the ADC statement here:

Join the Rally for Peace to Protest Ongoing Violence

The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC – will be holding a rally for peace to protest Israeli military action in Lebanon and Gaza on Tuesday, July18, from 5-7pm in front of the White House.

We invite you to join ADC and other organizations as we call for an immediate ceasefire and for peace in the region. This rally is open to all peace loving persons and organizations. Contact ADC to add your organization to the list of participants.

WHAT: Peaceful Rally to Protest Ongoing Israeli Violence in Gaza and Lebanon
WHEN: July 18, 2006 from 5-7pm
WHERE: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW --in front of the White House
Take Metro to McPherson Square
HOW: To add your organization to the list of participating organizations, contact

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