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Israeli police ban 11 January anti-war protest called by Standing Together and others in Tel Aviv: donate to help organise the next one!

Israeli police have refused to grant a permit for an anti-war protest in Tel Aviv, called by a coalition of left-wing, anti-occupation, and peace groups led by Standing Together, due to take place on 11 January.

Standing Together is petitioning the high court against the ban, and fundraising to ensure the next demonstration, planned for 18 January, is as big as possible.

You can donate to the fundraiser here.

Standing Together are now fundraising to make their next demonstration even bigger. They write: “Urgent! The Israeli police, under the direct guidance of the Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, informed us of the cancellation of the rally and march we organised for the evening of 11 January in Tel Aviv, calling for Israeli-Palestinian peace and security.

“After a week-and-a-half of contacting the police, submitting legal requests, and working with lawyers, the police informed us that calling for peace in a public space could incite the public and create violence, and that they had no way to protect us.

“We are not going to give up. Not on our call for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the only thing that can bring us security; not on our right to demonstrate and raise our voice; and not on the role of the police, to allow us freedom of demonstration and expression.

“Next Thursday [18 January] we will hold our event, and it will be even bigger and more powerful. For that to happen, we need you with us: in the coming weeks we will petition the high court, and run [a campaign] on radio, newspapers, and TV networks. Every donation will enable us to do this with more power.”