Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Protest at tomorrow's visit of the Israeli Deputy Ambassador to Birmingham!

The Israeli Deputy Ambassador, Tayla Lador-Fresher, is coming to the University of Birmingham tomorrow, Thursday 11th March.

To mark her visit there will be a peaceful protest calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza and highlighting the reality of Israeli apartheid.

The siege of Gaza has been condemned by the United Nations-sponsored Goldstone report as a form of ‘collective punishment’ against the entire population. A wide array of international figures, from former US President Jimmy Carter to Noble Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, have been outspoken in drawing comparisons between Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and apartheid South Africa’s treatment of its black population.

The protest assembles at 3pm, at the Muirhead Tower at the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston Campus. I will be attending and I encourage as many as possible to join me.