We are writing in regard to the current escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. We would like to point you to various articles that give an alternative account to the mainstream media’s. This article includes a timeline of the events that led up to the current hostilities. Here’s a video interview on ABC News with Antony Loewenstein, who talked with Scott Bevan about the timing of the Israeli attacks in Gaza, ahead of the country’s elections early next year. This is an article by Noam Chomsky and others about who is doing the killing in Gaza. And this is an article by Rabbi Brant Rosen who argues that “this tragedy didn’t start with the Qassams. It didn’t start with the election of Hamas. And it didn’t start with the “instability” that followed Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza.”
Activists in Australia will be organising emergency solidarity events with Gaza in the coming days and weeks. We encourage you to attend these events if they are in your city. Peter Slezak will be speaking at the rally in Melbourne on Friday the 23rd.
Take Action for Gaza, Friday 23 November, 5pm King George Square
Rally against Israel’s attacks on Gaza Sat Nov 24, 12 noon, Israeli embassy, Turrana St, Yarralumla. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency rally for Gaza, Wed Nov 21, 5.30pm, corner of Murray and Macquarie Street.
Emergency organising meeting, Tuesday November 20, 6pm venue TBC.
Rally against bombing of Gaza – Friday November 23, 5:30pm, State Library.
Emergency solidarity for Gaza. 1pm, Sun 25 Nov, Murray Street Mall. Organised by Friends of Palestine WA. https://www.facebook.com/events/348497328579572
Stop the war on Gaza organising meeting Mon 19 November, 6pm UTS Tower Block. Look for signs.
Stop the war on Gaza rally Sat Nov 24, 12 noon, Town Hall. Initiated by Palestine Action Group. or more information visit the Palestine Action Group’s Facebook.
As always, the IAJV website is being constantly updated with the latest news and views about the Middle East, as are our twitter and facebook accounts.