Join a national education campaign about Jerusalem to

STOP THE BUILDING OF "HAR HOMA" SETTLEMENT ON JABAL ABU GHNEIM

Organize an
EMERGENCY TEACH-IN ON JERUSALEM
in your community on
March 12, 1997

 

The goal of this campaign is to hold teach-ins on March 12 in 100 U.S. cities in support of efforts in Palestine and Israel to stop the building of this settlement.

This campaign is in response to Israel's recent approval of a plan to build Har Homa, a new settlement on the site of Jabal Abu Ghneim in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, to house more than 30,000 Israeli settlers. The building of this settlement, as all others, violates international law. However, this one completes the ring of Jewish settlements around Jerusalem and preempts any possibility of a negotiated solution to the status of Jerusalem. It constitutes an attempt by Israel to create facts on the ground to alter the character of the Holy City, assert exclusive Israeli control over Jerusalem, and crush Palestinian aspirations to make Arab East Jerusalem the capital of a future Palestinian state.


If your organization is interested in joining this campaign, contact ADC @ gkhouri@adc.org

 

 

American-Arab

Anti-Discrimination Committee

4201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S.A.

Tel: (202) 244-2990, Fax: (202) 244-3196

Email adc@adc.org

 

Suggestions for the Emergency Teach-in:

Show "Seeds of War," a 15-mn video on Jabal Abu Ghneim, just released last week, followed by an open discussion on what you can do to stop this settlement from being built.

Circulate a petition urging Israel to halt all settlement activity, including Har Homa.

Begin an E-Mail/fax/telephone/letter campaign to President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, asking them to pressure Israel to halt the building of Har Homa.

Organize a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in your area.

Write letters to the editor and place Op-Eds on this issue in your local newspapers.

Inform your local press about the teach-in to attract media attention to the campaign.



By joining this national effort to halt settlement activity, you can help stop the building of Har Homa.

If you are interested in receiving the organizing packet containing background materials, a petition, fact sheets, and the 15-mn video on Har Homa (produced by AIC, directed by Insightement Video), contact the American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ). All this will be sent to you in overnight mail if you send $25.00 to ACJ at 4201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008. Tel: (202) 237-0215. E-mail:
acj@access.digex.net

For questions,
CONTACT AFSC at 215-241-7019 (kbergen@afsc.org)

or ADC at
202-244-2990 (
gkhouri@adc.org)

This Emergency Teach-In campaign is being organized by:

  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee(ADC),
  • American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ),
  • American Friends Service Committee (AFSC),
  • American-Israeli Civil Liberties Coalition,
  • Association of Arab-American University Graduates(AAUG),
  • Friends of Sabeel-NA, NACC, National Association of Arab Americans (NAAA),
  • Additional organizers will be added.