Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Amer Shurrab and Dorothy Zellner discuss "Friends of the IDF" Protest with GRITtv

Over 20 activist groups, including member groups of the US Campaign, protested a gala dinner aimed at raising support for the Israeli military and featuring IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi. Groups organizing the protest included US Campaign member groups American Jews for a Just Peace, Adalah-NY, Women in Black Union Square, Jewish Voice for Peace, ICAHD-USA, Progressive Democrats of America, CODEPINK, and Brooklyn for Peace. Check out photos of the protest here. Amer Shurrab, a Middlebury College graduate from Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip who lost two of his brothers in last year's 22-day assault on Gaza by the Israeli military, and Dorothy Zellner, founder of Jews Say No, appeared on GRITtv with Laura Flanders to discuss the Friends of the protestL. You can watch the livestream here: Amer previously appeared with Rep. Dennis Kucinich and US Campaign National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner at a February 2, 2009 policy briefing on Capitol Hill, entitled "Armed and Dangerous: Weapons Transfers to Israel during the Bush Administration." Find out more about U.S. weapons transfers to Israel and how you can oppose them by clicking here.