From our friends at San francisco Voice for Israel:
ACTION ALERT: Please forward widelyStand up for Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State within secure borders and free from attacks.
Where: Downtown San Francisco, Justin Herman Plaza
When: Saturday July, 12 noon to 1:00
More than 400 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza in the past 72 hours. Rockets have been launched at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, putting millions of Israeli citizens at risk. Each of the rockets fired from Gaza jeopardizes Palestinian civilians, who are cynically used as human shields by their own leadership. Despite the barrage of rockets from Gaza, Israel continues to coordinate truckloads of humanitarian aid to Gaza
Now, in yet another of their morally bankrupt demonstrations, extremist anti-Israel groups are rallying to demand an end to Israeli right to safeguard its citizens.
Please add your voice to those gathering in solidarity with our friends and family in Israel. Our messages will be that Israel has the right to defend its citizens, that Hamas rocket fire must stop, and that the enemies of peace are those who promote ongoing war in pursuit of a "river to the sea" Arab state.
We will NOT allow any signs calling for violence against Arabs or Muslims in general; just because the other side will engage in vicious hate speech does not mean that we will lower ourselves to their level. Anyone bringing such signs will be identified to the San Francisco Police as a provocateur from the other side and removed. A selection of very useful signs can be found at http://www.standwithus.com/signs/.
Please note that these rallies often attract hard-core anti-Semites who have been known to engage in violence. We advise that those leaving the scene should not walk alone and should not engage verbally with any of the anti-Israel crowd. We also expect those on our side to follow any instructions from the San Francisco Police that might be issued for our safety.
Please come to help counter the lies of these anti-Israel groups, none of whom even accept Israel's right to exist, let alone defend itself!
Please join us if you can and spread the message to your friends and mailing lists.
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