To mark 54 years since the June 1967 War and the start of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, under the initiative of Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI), more than 20 parties and human rights and peace organizations met last week, at Hagada Hasmalit (The Left Bank) Cultural Center in Tel Aviv to coordinate a mass rally and march to be held this coming Saturday evening, June 5, from 7:30 pm to 10:30pm. The demonstration will take place under the slogan: “Jewish-Arab Partnership to Fight the Occupation” and will commence and set out from Tel Aviv’s HaBima Square.
In a joint communiqué released by the bodies participating in the demonstration the organizers wrote, “We, Jews and Arabs, will march together for a different future for Israelis and Palestinians; a future without occupation and bloodshed in which we all live in safety. We will march in Tel Aviv against the occupation and for peace and hope, against racism and for partnership.”
“We cannot stay silent in the face of hatred and fear, of racism, violence and oppression. On Saturday, June 5, no one should stay at home. We will take to the streets and march together for peace and equality,” said a Hadash spokesperson.
Among the signatories of the above announcement: Hadash, CPI, Young Communist League of Israel, Meretz Forum against Occupation, Rabbis for Human Rights, Breaking the Silence, Standing Together, Sikkuy, Yesh Gvul, Mesarvot, Gush Shalom, Combatants for Peace, Parents Circle – Families Forum, Zazim, Democratic Party, Abraham Initiatives and Arab Movement for Change.
The Hebrew/Arabic Facebook page for the Saturday, June 5, rally and march: https://fb.me/e/596mDDl9t