Protest 60 years of Nakba at the "Salute to Israel Parade"


Adalah-NY Decries the Ugliness of Violence and Racism at "Salute to Israel Parade"

Members of Adalah-NY: The Coalition For Justice In the Middle East were shocked at the unprecedented levels of hatred and racism on display at the "Salute to Israel Parade" on Sunday, June 1st in Manhattan. Adalah-NY organized one of a number of contingents of protesters that converged on 5th Avenue between 58th and 59th streets.

On the 60th anniversary of the Nakba (the Palestinian Catastrophe) during which Zionist militias and the Israeli army drove around 800,000 Palestinians from their homes and destroyed around 500 Palestinian villages, the organizers of New York City's annual "Salute to Israel Day" parade plan to celebrate "sixty years of Israel’s independence," to "Advance Israel’s standing in the world community," and to "Remind Washington of the American Jewish community's organization, advocacy, and the strength of its vote."

Join Adalah-NY and other New York groups for a counterprotest - to support Palestinian rights and to inform New Yorkers that 60 years of ethnic cleansing, dispossession and apartheid is nothing to celebrate.

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West side of 5th Ave, between 58th and 59th Sts
New York , NY

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Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

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