A mass rally will be held tomorrow, on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 8.00 pm, at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv under the slogans “Change direction – move towards peace! No to the way of wars! We must have a political solution!” According to organizers: “The next round of fighting can be prevented. No to the way of wars – we must have a political solution! On Saturday, Israel’s Peace Camp will rally at Rabin Square. After an agonizing month of war and death, in the face of mounting waves of incitement and hatred which increasingly tear up the Israeli society, we stand up to demonstrate for peace and for democracy.”
“The next round of fighting can be prevented. It is far from inevitable that we continue the descent into an abyss of ever more cruel wars, of extreme hatred and the destruction of our neighbors and of ourselves. There is another way: an immediate dialogue with the Palestinians – for a fair peace and for the reconstruction and opening of Gaza; a determined joint stand of Jews and Arabs against racism; a struggle for a future of Life. Only a political solution of two states, Israel and Palestine side by side, will ensure independence, justice, security and hope for all who live in this land. On Saturday night we will stand together – Jews and Arabs, residents of the South and of the whole country. Together we will call for an end to the cycle of bloodshed. The next war can and must be prevented, Israeli society should be healed.”
Organizations sponsoring this rally include: Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel), Meretz, Peace Now, Combatants for Peace, Gush Shalom, Peace NGOs Forum, Young Labor in Tel Aviv and many others.
Be’er Sheba: Merkaz Ha’Morim near the University – 18.00
Jerusalem: Gan Ha’Paamon 18.15, Binyaney Ha’umma 18.30
Haifa: Migdal Hanevi’im – Al Middan Theatre, Hadar 17.45