Today please sign petition for divestment by Preby. Church

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Thu Jun 19 12:43:29 PDT 2014

Sorry for the two messages in a row, but please sign the petition below if
you have not already done so to encourage the Presbyterian Church to divest
from companies profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine. They will
be making this decision very shortly at their national conference which ends
this Saturday.

Over 15,000 have signed, please add your name and forward this message:

From: Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:52 AM
To: PalestinianRightsSacRegion at
Subject: Take action to stop Israel's attacks; Sat demo; upcoming events

Please take action and share this alert, including about upcoming events
(see below).

This Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1pm join the demonstration against the U.S.
attacking Iraq and protesting U.S. support for Israel’s violations of
international law and human rights. Arden & Heritage, Sacramento.

Take Action
Tell Congress, Pres. Obama & Sec. of State John Kerry to condemn Israel’s
current wave of attacks on Palestinians. (Contact info at end of message).
Tell them you want all U.S. aid to Israel stopped as these latest attacks
are a continuation of Israel’s violations of human rights and international
law that you do not want supported by our tax dollars.


     Israel has stepped up its already egregious violations of the human
rights of the Palestinians since the alleged disappearance last week of 3
teenage Jewish Israelis who attend school in an illegal Israeli colony
inside the West Bank (all Israel’s colonies/settlements in the West Bank
are a violation of international law).
   It is not known if these teenagers got lost, ran away, were kidnapped by
Israel, Palestinians or someone else, or if this is a hoax.

   Jewish Israeli journalist Gideon Levy stays: “The abduction of three
yeshiva students in the West Bank last Thursday was ordered in advance - by

   A UN spokesperson has been quoted saying that the UN is unable to verify
the three Israeli youth were kidnapped:

    “Israel is using this disappearance as an excuse for a new wave of
terror across the West Bank,” Joe Catron, with the International Solidarity
Movement, told Press TV in a Wednesday interview.

  What is clear is that Israel is routinely abducting Palestinians whom it
illegal tortures and imprisons.

   In the week BEFORE the three Israelis became missing, Israeli forces had
abducted at least 28 Palestinians, including four children. Israel currently
holds 5,000 <>  Palestinians in
prison. Many are children, who are often kept in solitary confinement <http:
//> .
Approximately 200 Palestinian prisoners have never even been charged with a
crime; dozens are on hunger strikes <>
that began almost two months ago.

   The media has ignored Israel’s abduction of Palestinian teens:

  Israel’s attacks against Palestinians are a violation of Article 33 of
the Fourth Geneva Convention prohibiting reprisals against protected persons
and their property, as well as collective punishment.
  NGOs have condemned condemn collective punishment of Palestinians in
response to disappearance of three Israeli settlers: click here.

More Actions:

  ● Sign petitions for Palestinian rights:
  ● See

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11am-1pm, Boycott SodaStream bannering. Front of
Arden Mall, Arden Way & Heritage Ln. Sacramento - followed by demonstration,
see below. FMI: 916-572-9680,  <mailto:Sac at>
Sac at

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1pm, Protest to demand:
No New U.S. War on Iraq! It has become increasingly likely that the U.S.
government will once again take military action in Iraq. All anti-war forces
must mobilize to tell Obama that we completely oppose any new war on Iraq.
Demonstration will include demanding an end of US support for Israel’s
violations of international law and human rights. Front of Arden Mall, Arden
Way & Heritage Ln. Sacramento. FMI: 916-572-9680,
<mailto:Sac at> Sac at

Monday, June 23, 2014, 6:30pm, Fulfilling United Nations Resolutions in
Israel/Palestine. Members of the Sacramento Regional Coalition for
Palestinian Rights, including Jewish voice for Peace, will address the
current situation and efforts to bring compliance with international law and
human rights. Following the panel’s presentation, the audience will be
invited to ask questions and engage in discussion. SMUD, 6301 S St,
Sacramento. Hosted by Sacramento UNA Chapter
<> . FMI: kate.unausa at

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Celebrating Mission: Stories about Palestine. United
Methodist Missionary Liaison Janet Lahr Lewis who has lived and worked for
freedom for the oppressed in Palestine for 20 years, including with the West
Bank Palestinian community of Wadi Foquin that is fighting for its
existence. 5:30pm Soup & sandwich supper; 6pm program. Fireside Rm. Knoles
Bldg, Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton. For
supper RSVP gwfearn at or 209-464-2246.

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12 - 2pm, Myths & Realities Through Palestinian
Eyes: Tarek Abuata, director Christian Peacemaker Teams, and Ghassan Tarazi,
founding member Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. Trinity Episcopal
Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave., Sacramento. Lunch $5 (pre-order required) or
bring your own. SabeelSacramento at

Contact info
White House:  202-456-1111;

State Department:

Congress: 202-224-3121;;

Senator Barbara Boxer: Sacramento (916) 448-2787 <tel:%28916%29%20448-2787>
; Wash. D.C. 202-224-3553;
Senator Dianne Feinstein: San Francisco   <tel:%28415%29%20393-0707> (415)
393-0707  Wash DC   <tel:%28202%29%20224-3841> (202)
Rep. Doris Matsui Sacramento (916) 498-5600; Wash DC (202) 225-7163
Rep. Ami Bera: Rancho Cordova: (916) 635-0505; Wash. DC (202) 225-5716;
Rep. John Garamendi: Davis: 530-753-5301; Wash. DC (202) 225-1880;
Rep. Tom McClintock: Granite Bay (916) 786-5560; Wash. DC (202) 225-2511;
Rep. Jerry McNerney: Stockton (209) 476-8552; Wash. D.C. (202) 225-1947

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