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Will You Occupy AIPAC?

By Occupy AIPAC! · January 9th, 2012

Dear friends,

We are excited to announce that plans for OCCUPY AIPAC are under way and we hope you will join us March 2-6 in Washington DC.

With the Occupy movement that has swept the country demanding social and economic justice, many have concluded that AIPAC—the powerful pro-Israeli government lobby that distorts U.S. policy in the Middle East— is a mandatory “occupy target”. Adbusters, the magazine that issued the initial visionary call for the takeover of Wall St. on September 17th, has declared: “The time has come for the Occupy Movement to demand an end to the Occupation of Palestine… We need a hashtag, #occupyAIPAC” (Kalle Lasn).

Timed to coincide with the annual AIPAC policy conference in March 2012, the Occupy AIPAC summit will be a long weekend of teach-ins, cultural performances, protests and creative direct actions, and a sneak preview of the forthcoming film Roadmap to Apartheid. Our Saturday conference will feature educational panels on Iran, Palestine, the Arab Uprisings and the Occupy Movement (see the list of speakers). Sponsors and endorsers include the Institute of Policy Studies, Just Foreign Policy, Interfaith Peace Builders (IFPB), the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine chapters, and over 120 other groups.

Right now AIPAC is trying to drag us into a disastrous war with Iran, just as they pushed the Iraq war. We must show our opposition by exposing AIPAC and standing against a war with Iran. AIPAC’s underhanded tactics and their manipulation of our political process destroys the possibility of a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. Recent public criticisms of the Israel lobby make the call to Occupy AIPAC all the more relevant.

Now is the time to make a large, people-powered push to show our opposition to the stranglehold the Israel lobby continues to hold over our government.

Register for the conference or support this summit with a donation. Your outreach and presence is critical to help us ensure a strong turnout, because now is the time to Occupy AIPAC, not Palestine!

In solidarity,

Medea, Rae, Alli and Sasha

The Occupy AIPAC team


In addition to peace and justice groups around the country, we are reaching out to Occupy communities for support and participation (see the Occupy AIPAC GA resolution).

If your group would like to endorse or join this effort, please email

January 14, 2012 - Posted by | Solidarity and Activism


  1. The Pentagon is just across the bridge over the Potomac from White House.

    They need to hear the message, they have to disobey the unlawful orders what would initiate the aggression; which is outlawed by the Nuremberg Principles and the US War Crimes Act of 1996. Lobby the military, they are braver than the politicians, especially the democrats who bow-down to Obama and back-down without debate.

    Challenge the military on 9/11. They can not seriously believe preposterous official story. They know about the USS Liberty, and should know about Operation Northwoods too.

    So they know it was an Inside Job, and know Israel was inside the Pentagon. 200 of Israeli Mossad agents were ar9/11 and released by Rabbi Michael Chertoff, number 2 man at the Justice Department, who sent them back to Israel as if it was nothing.

    Tell AIPAC they are aiding and abetting high treason and war criminals.

    Demand congress strike the repressive provision on abductions, torture, and assassination from the US Code. And if Obama vetoes it, to file articles of impeachment and hold and that the democrats hold an open convention with nominations from the floor, and polling of the delegations to select their nominee; it is not a Right for a president to get renominated, it is a party decision and that must be an open process.


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | January 14, 2012

  2. I hope justice for Palestine means a return to the status quo for Palestinians in Palestine. Not this 1967 border nonsense. Apartheid in Palestine does not mean much when a foreign Jewish state does not belong in Palestine to begin with. I will make sure to attend the local occupy movement for Palestine to keep the message straight.


    Comment by Genie | January 15, 2012

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