According to a press release disseminated by Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns (an umbrella organization of Jewish activists), a massive display of civil disobedience will be held in New York City on September 20 as a vocal protest of the PA bid for statehood at the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting.
The protest will also spotlight the continuous animus that the world body holds for Israel and its demonizing of the Jewish state.
Calling on "Israel's supporters to stand proud and strong as they say a resounding "no!" to a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state", the organizers said that the protest will be led by a sizeable contingent of rabbis who will gather along with participants at 10 a.m. at 40th Street and First Avenue on September 20. Other participating organizations will be listed as the date approaches.
Longtime Jewish activist and national president of Amcha-CJC, Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale said, "Those who choose will step into the street as a moral act of conscience to block traffic to the UN. We will show the world that the UN's anti-Israel 'business as usual' cannot continue. When the police order those in the street to step aside, those who choose to remain on First Avenue will be subjected to peaceful arrest. We urge all who are concerned about the security of our brothers and sisters in Israel to join us."
Event coordinator Glenn Richter said, "Tuesday, September 20 will be a dramatic date in the history of our people. The Palestinian Authority will ask the United Nations General Assembly to endorse a Palestinian state. Palestinians will march en masse inside and around Israel. Now is the time for those who truly love Israel and are deeply concerned about its future as a Jewish state to translate their convictions into real action. We are calling upon anyone over the age of 18 to join us as we vehemently protest the endorsement of a Hamas-led terrorist state in Judea and Samaria."
Adding that the Jewish people have a choice of either passively witnessing history unfold before their very eyes or taking concrete action to change the course of history, Richter said that it would be "more than a shame not to present a viable Jewish response. Israelis live under the constant stress of terrorism and threats every single day of their lives and the least we can do is devote one day of our lives in support of our holy land and our brethren."
For further information please contact Amcha-CJC at (718) 796-4730 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.