The situation in the Middle East is grim.
- More Palestinian homes demolished. More illegal settlements. The ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem is not just continuing; it is escalating.
- Both Democrats and Republicans are spineless before the "Israel Lobby".
- Scientists in Iran are murdered while the same neo-cons who promoted the invasion of Iraq are now threatening war against Iran. North American, European and Arab League governments have failed to bring justice or positive change. The United Nations has been unable to match its words and goals with action. It seems to be up to the everyday people of the world to demand a change in policies, a reversal of direction away from illegal occupations and invasions and toward cooperation and the rule of law. The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements have shown the power of direct nonviolent action. Following their lead, and in the tradition of Ghandi's March to the Sea and ML King's March to Selma for Civil Rights, we are rapidly organizing to participate in the Global March to Jerusalem. The march is committed to nonviolence with tens of thousands of people marching from border countries, from the Occupied Territories, from Gaza and from within Israel. Please see the video link below which contains an invitation from Dr Mustafa Barghouthi. The march will culiminate on Land Day, March 30, in Jerusalem. This is a Palestinian project with international support. Themes of the march are the demand that Israel STOP its occupation and apartheid policies and START implementing UN resolutions and international law. For many reasons it is important that we have a strong contingent from North America. After all, Israeli occupation and apartheid policies would not last long without US support. For more information visit www.gmj-na.org Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 510-244-3518. To support the effort through financial donation visit www.gmj-na.org/donate.html Please join us or help out as best you can! For Peace & Justice, GMJ North America