7 things you can do for Palestinian Rights this week

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Sun Dec 15 19:01:10 PST 2013

7 things you can do for Palestinian Rights this week:
(From the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights*)
1) Take Action to end Gaza State of Emergency
   Contact Sec. of State John Kerry, President Obama, and Congress and ask them to intervene immediately to help the people of Gaza who are in a state of an emergency due to flooding, restricted fuel and electricity, and the blockade. Tell them the U.S. must stop supporting this deadly blockade.
    More info:  www.wrmea.org/action-alert-archives/12336-state-of-emergency-in-gaza.html

- John Kerry: 202-647-4000 - option 4 to ask for comment line or 202-647-6575 - option 8 to leave your comment.
- President Obama: Comments 202-456-1111 <tel:+12024561111> ; Switchboard 202-456-1414 <tel:+12024561414> 
- Congress: 202-224-3121; www.house.gov <http://www.house.gov/> ; www.senate.gov <http://www.senate.gov/> 
2) Take action to Stop Israel’s attacks on non-violent activists
    Israel has been stepping up arrests and imprisoning non-violent activists for their internet activism, (see www.sacpeace.org/PrintFriendly/newsletter.pdf).  One of these, 25-year old Sireen Khudairy has now been forced into hiding (http://freesireen.wordpress.com <http://freesireen.wordpress.com/> ).  
1. Contact your Congressional representative and Senators (202-224-3121) and ask them to intervene on Sireen’s behalf  to stop Israel’s harassment and intimidation of her, her family and all other non-violent Palestinian activists. 

2. Contact the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco (415-844-7500) and tell the consulate you want Israel to stop its harassment, arrest and imprisonment of Palestinian non-violent activists, including Sireen Khudairy.

3. Express your concerns to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCH www.ohchr.org/EN/AboutUs/Pages/ContactUs.aspx and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Occupied Palestinian Territories)  www.ochaopt.org/index.aspx
3) Sign the petition to stop destruction of Susya, a small village in the south Hebron Hills of Palestine’s West Bank:  
4) On Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:30-6pm, 16th & J Sts, Sacramento:  
   ♥ Buy Palestine-made holiday gifts at the Tailgate Sale! FMI: 916-225-8511 

    ♦ Join the Vigil calling for Palestinian Rights. FMI: 916-448-7157. 

5) On Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, 11am-1pm: Come to the Boycott SodaStream demonstration.  SodaStream is made in an illegal Israeli settlement on stolen Palestinian land in violation of international law.  Email sacramentobds at gmail.com for location.

6) Don’t support Israel’s occupation and apartheid with your holiday gifts!  
Don’t buy and ask stores not to sell SodaStream, Ahava, Naot shoes, Sabra humus, and other Israeli products that support Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, see: www.sacbds.org/products.  
7) Share this information with others!
*To subscribe or unsubscribe or more information about the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights, email:  SacReg4PalestianRights at gmail.com
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