Organizers of a national gathering to coincide with AIPAC’s annual policy meeting in Washington, DC are urging people to register soon:
CODEPINK: Women for Peace together with over 100 peace and justice groups, including the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), Jews Say No!, and the Interfaith Peace Builders are organizing Move Over AIPAC, a gathering in Washington, DC from May 21-24, 2011, to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. Timed to coincide with the annual policy meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), activists and concerned citizens from around the country will convene in the nation’s capital to learn about the extraordinary influence AIPAC has on U.S. policy and how to strengthen an alternative that respects the rights of all people in the region. You’re invited to be a part of this important national happening! Register today!
Move Over AIPAC is endorsed by changemakers including: writer Alice Walker, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, The Israel Lobby authors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, past American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee President Abdeen Jabara, authors Nadia Hijab and Naomi Klein, Jewish Voice for Peace ED Rebecca Vilkomerson, former US Senator James Abourezk, Israeli activist and researcher Dalit Baum, blogger/writer Laila El Haddad, clown doctor Patch Adams, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, union organizer Bill Fletcher, analyst Phyllis Bennis, human rights advocate Anna Baltzer, and many more.
Earlier this month, The Electronic Intifada published this article by Move Over AIPAC participant Hedy Epstein: “AIPAC does not speak for me.”