Friday, December 11, 2009

Request from AFSI: We need your help in publicizing and participating in A CHANUKAH PROTEST RALLY AGAINST THE CONSTRUCTION FREEZE


1751 Second Ave, New York, NY 10128

Tel: 212-828-2424; Fax: 212-828-1717;;

Contact: Helen Freedman, Executive Director

Dec. 8, 2009




            Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, from 11AM-12 noon, in front of the Israeli Consulate, 42nd Street and Second Avenue, NYC, people of conscience will gather to protest against the immoral, illegal, unconscionable construction freeze ordered by PM Bibi Netanyahu and approved by the Knesset.  It's purpose seems to be to appease the Arab enemy, which has already announced that the freeze is insufficient to meet its demands.

            In violation of the right-wing Likud mandate to preserve the Land of Israel for the Jewish people, a draconian order has been issued to stop work on all construction in the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria for a period of ten months while Arab construction continues unabated.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak is implementing this order with the use of the IDF and Yassamnakim, a special forces unit, dressed in black, reminiscent of the Nazi SS.

            Just as in the expulsion of the Jews from Gush Katif, no thought has been given to the emotional, economic, and physical hardships inflicted upon the 300,000 residents of Judea and Samaria, as well as all those involved in the construction industry.

            We urge all those who care about the preservation of the Land of Israel to be present on the second day of Chanukah, Sunday, Dec. 13, to rally to the cry of Judah Maccabee, "All those who are faithful, follow me!!" Although this rally will be taking place in NYC, we urge people throughout the country to follow suit and organize demonstrations in their own communities.

            Contact the AFSI office, 212-828-2424; 1-800-235-3658; for additional information.



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