Occupy AIPAC Protests and Events Urge Obama to Reject Netanyahu’s Policies about War on Iran and Palestinian Conflict during AIPAC Policy Conference
Washington, DC – Occupy AIPAC kicked off
a week of actions last night in New York City when President Obama was
disrupted by CODEPINK cofounder Jodie Evans, who shouted “Use your leadership;
no war on Iran!” Obama replied, “No
one's announced a war, young lady. You're jumping the gun a bit there.” Iran will be a key topic of
discussion when the president meets with Israeli PM Netanyahu and when both
leaders address the AIPAC conference this weekend, and Occupy AIPAC activists
will make clear that war should be off the table.
“After 10 years of war, the American people need a foreign policy that focuses on diplomacy, but AIPAC takes us down the dangerous path of war with Iran,” CODEPINK cofounder and Occupy AIPAC organizer Medea Benjamin said. “We are gathering to demand that our leaders break with AIPAC's disastrous path of attacking Iran, as well as supporting Israel's human rights violations and illegal settlements in the West Bank.”
Schedule of planned actions includes a Middle East Summit on Saturday, March 3 and protests all day Sunday, March 4. See details below or visit OccupyAIPAC.org.
Occupy AIPAC Summit: Panels on Iran, the Arab uprisings and
No War on Iran Demonstration during AIPAC Convention
Protest at the White House during talk between Israeli PM Netanyahu and
Protest Outside AIPAC Gala Event with Netanyahu, Peres, and Gingrich
Occupy AIPAC calls for a new American foreign policy in the Middle East and challenges the Israeli lobby's siege of Congress. Occupy AIPAC was endorsed by the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly and has been primarily organized by CODEPINK with support from a variety of groups, including the Interfaith Peace Builders (IFPB), the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine chapters, Occupy groups and over 130 others.###