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Actions for the 40-year anniversary of the occupation of the Palestinian territories in Europe, Palestine, Israel and elsewhere EUROPE European Jews for a Just Peace – EJJP: Press Conference “Before it is too late EJJP calls for a bold European initiative for a just peace in the Middle East” 5th Annual Convention, Berlin, 1 – 3 June 2007. AUSTRIA Jewish Voice for a Just Peace (EJJP Austria) / Women in Black (Vienna): Vigil against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land on 6 June at the Vienna Parliament on the Ring for two hours, from 11 A.M. to 13 P.M. (Flyer annexed p.10) SAAR with the Palestinian Community: 9.-12.6.: visit of the Palestinian minister for tourism and antiquities Dr. Khouloud Deibes 9.6.: public meeting organized 12.6.: press-conference and various meetings with leading Austrian politicians. Programme-PDF BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG ABP (Association Belgo-Palestinienne) in association with more than 50 associations from Belgium and Luxembourg: 9 June 2007: the Belgian-Palestinian Association is organising a six-hour day for Palestine at the Cinquantenaire Park. Many activities are on the agenda: workshops, political debates, stands, activities for children and concerts (Orchestre National de Barbès, Checkpoint, Studio Pagol, Manu Hermia, etc.) For further information see: www.association-belgo-palestinienne.be - Actieplatform Palestine: Campaign “40 years is enough” from 30 March to 10 June: “Via our the website www.40jaarbezetting.be we will show our political leaders that the man and woman in the street are very worried about the violations of international rights the Palestinians are the victims of. Taking the opportunity of the coming elections for the Belgian parliament, the visitors of our website are invited to give their evaluation and comments on the position of the running political parties, as expressed by their chairmen. On Monday, 4 June 2007, the eve of the 40th anniversary of the occupation, a symbolic action/manifestation at Shuman in Brussels will be organised. 40 chained persons will hold each a picture of daily life under occupation. At the same time 40 white pigeons will be released. We call to participate at the manifestation in the Parc Cinquantenaire organized by ABP” Coordination des groupes du Brabant Wallon – Paix juste au Proche-Orient: 9 June: Bicycle tour “it’s enough” “40km for 40 years of occupation” “Europe, prenons nos responsabilités”: 7 June, human chain round the European Commission at 13pm in Brussels DENMARK The Danish Palestinian Friendship Association: A week of action in front of the Israeli embassy in Copenhagen. The title of the actions is "The occupation of Palestine... 40 damned years". Beginning Monday the 5 June to mark the beginning of the war by Torch Watch from Monday the 5th to Friday the 8th. 9 June 2007: protest/demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy FRANCE Collectif National pour une paix juste et durable entre Palestiniens et Israéliens: 9 June 2007: In France, joined by several partners, the National Group for a Just and Sustained Peace in the Middle-East is organising an outdoor concert/meeting at la Rotonde Stalingrad/Jaurès, from 4 to 8 p.m. It is a huge popular gathering meant “to let our voices be heard” within the framework of an association village, an intervention of many personalities and a participation of Hip-Hop artists (Haroun/Scred Connexion) and some other bands from different musical genres (Oriental, Jazz, Reggae…) Collectif de Strasbourg: Rally at 4pm at Kleber Place in Strasbourg Collectif 69 de soutien au Peuple Palestinien: 9 June: Happening and concerts in Lyon at 8.30pm at Pont de la Guillotière GERMANY Palestine solidarity groups: Berlin: 2 June Symposium by EJJP at Heinrich-Boell-Foundation 9 June vigil and presentations at Hackescher Markt 11 June Symposium with Azmi Bishara, Norman Paech, Udo Steinbach at Technical University Hamburg: 9 June - day of activities with info-stands, speeches, live-music site of G 8 at Heiligendamm demonstratons of all groups - Israelis against G8 c/o Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East: Vigil, 5 June 2007, 11 A.M. to 13 P.M. at the Security Fence, Vorder Bollhagen GREECE Greek Committee for International Democratic Solidarity (EADDA): 13 June 2007: Happening in the Panteios University at 6 pm ITALY Action for Peace, Associazione per la pace, Arci, Piattaforma ONG per il Medio oriente, Fiom-Cgil, Donne in nero, Cgil, Ebrei contro l’occupazione, Giovani Comunisti, PRC, Comunità palestinese in Italia, Associazione amici della mezzaluna Rossa…: 8 June 2007: “1967 – 2007 : 40 anni di occupazione israeliana dei territori palestinesi! BASTA! International day No to the occupation and to the Apartheid Wall” Mobilisation in Rome - Piazza S. Maria Liberatrice (Testaccio) With: Jamal Zaqout, Gaza ; Daniel Amit, Gerusalemme ; Mohammed Khatib, Bil’in ; Luisa Morgantini, Pasqualina Napoletano: europarlamentari ; Sabri Mohammed Atyeh, Delegazione Generale Palestinese in Italia Concert: Dalouna-Al Khamandjati, Ramallah. Orchestra palestinese per la solidarietà internazionale, Danza Dabkhe, gruppo Wael Zwaiter - On June 9th there will be another demonstration against the visit of G.W. Bush in Italy. A mobilization against the Israeli occupation will be organized within this demonstration. IRELAND Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign: 5 days of activities beginning with an open-air press conference outside the Israeli Embassy on the 5th (the actual anniversary of the start of war), including a public meeting with Michael Warschawski on the 7th, a film-showing on the 8th, and a national Demo in Dublin city centre on the 9th. 9 June: National Demonstration against 40 years of the Israeli Occupation “This June marks the 40th anniversary of the Israeli invasion of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The subsequent occupation and brutal subjugation of the Palestinian people are in defiance of both UN resolutions and International Law. Israeli violations of the norms of civilised behaviour include ethnic cleansing, land theft, home demolition, collective punishment, prolonged detention without trial, use of Palestinians, including children, as human shields and statesponsored murder (euphemistically called "targeted assassination") Israel pursues these policies with impunity because it is shielded by the UN Security Council veto of the United States and the moral cowardice of the European Union. It is up to us, the ordinary people, "the people on the street", to force our governments to stop shielding Israel. Join us to protest against the occupation and the failure of the Irish government to bring pressure to bear on Israel For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-677-0253 www.ipsc.ie NETHERLANDS Initiatiefgroep, including Alternative View, Coalitie Stop de Oorlog, Een Ander Joods Geluid, ICCO, Internationale Socialisten, Humanistische Partij, Nederlands Palestina Komitee, Oxfam Novib, Palestijnse Gemeenschap Nederland, Palestina Komitee Rotterdam, Palestijns Platform voor Mensenrechten en Solidariteit, PEACE Consumentenfederatie, SIVMO, Stichting Hope, Stichting Stop de Bezetting, Stichting Talliq, Transnational Institute, Universitaire Activisten, United Civilians for Peace, Vrouwen in het Zwart, Werkgroep Keerpunt, YMWC Nederland: 9 June 2007: demonstration 'Ik ben ontzet!' – De Dam – Amsterdam – 1pm (email@example.com) www.40jaarbezetting.nl NORWAY Norwegian Association of NGOs for Palestine: 9 June 2007: rally in Oslo at 12.30 at Youngstorget SPAIN Red Solidaria contra la ocupación de Palestina: 9 June 2007: National Demo in Madrid at 7 pm Plus demonstrations and mobilizations during the week in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valence, Asturies, Catalonia and in Basque Country. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org SWEDEN Palestine Now!: 9 June 2007: Interactive theater in the streets in the form of a staged Israeli checkpoint in Gothenburg SWITZERLAND 9 June: demonstration and a human chain that would rally the Israeli embassy and the UN headquarters - at 2 pm - Place des Alpes in Geneva With: • Rim Banna (chanson engagée, Palestine) • Clara Moreau (chanteuse-accordéoniste, France) • Bace Duo (Bashar Khalifé, percussions, Liban) • Michel Bühler (auteur, compositeur, chanteur, Suisse) • "40 ans d'occupation, ça suffit!" par le t'int/ theater international (zurich) • "Terre" performance par le Collectif Art Action (Genève) In Switzerland, many organisations are calling for a participation to a week of actions from 3 to 9 June that will include a caravan (steps: Geneva-Nyon-Lausanne-Payerne-Fribourg-Bierne- Geneva) and many public activities (actions, conferences, etc.). For information and the full agenda: www.stopoccupation.ch UNITED KINGDOM Enough Campaign: 9 June 2007: National Rallye and Demonstration in London - at 1.30pm on Saturday 9 June, Lincoln's Inn Fields for the march to Trafalgar Square see the programme PALESTINE The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO), The Stop The Wall Campaign, The Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinian's Rights in Jerusalem (CCDPRJ), The National Committee commemorating Al-Nakba 9 June 2007: central demonstrations in Ramallah and Jerusalem - at 11:00am. From Ramallah: The gathering will be at the Boys Friends School in Ramallah at 10.30am to join those gathered at Qalandya Boys School at 11 am and then towards Qalandia Checkpoint. From Jerusalem: Gathering at Damascus Gate at 11:00am More information: email@example.com ISRAEL "40 occupation" with Anarchists Against the Wall, Gush Shalom, Yesh Gvul, Coalition of Women for Peace, Hadash, Act TV, The Alternative Information Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions…: 9 June 2007: Main demonstration in Tel-Aviv at 6 6pm More information: www.kibush40.org MAIN ACTIONS ELSEWHERE AUSTRALIA Coalition for Palestine: 9 June: rally in Sydney at 1pm at Sydney Town Hall Women for Palestine: 9 June: vigil in Melbourne at 12 at Bourke street Mall, corner Elizabeth Street BRAZIL Institute for Arab Culture: 9 June: Demonstration in Sao Paolo av. Paulista at 3pm CANADA Coalition pour la justice et la paix en Palestine: 9 June: demonstration in Montreal at 1pm at Dorchester square NEW ZELAND Wellington Palestine Group: 9 June: rally in Wellington at 12.30 at Cuba Mall PHILIPPINES Stop the War Coalition: 8 June: Protest rally in Manila at 1pm at Israeli Embassy SOUTH AFRICA End the Occupation Campaign: 9 June: National March in Cape Town at 10am from Kaizergracht UNITED STATES US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, United for Peace and Justice: 10 June 2007: National rally and March in Washington, DC at 2 at West Lawn of Capitol