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Thursday, June 7, 2007


CNIF to Publish Full-Page Ad in Sunday, June 10th New York Times

New York Times Ad: Forty Years is Long Enough. End the Israeli Occupation Now! (PDF)

New York Times Ad: Forty Years is Long Enough. End the Israeli Occupation Now!

Washington, DC (June 6, 2007) - To mark the fortieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation, the CNI Foundation will publish the following full-page advertisement nationwide in the New York Times on Sunday, June 10th, which will run opposite the editorial page in the "Week in Review" section of the paper. This will be the seventh full-page New York Times advertisement that the CNI Foundation has published nationwide in the last fourteen months in the same section, one every two months.

The ad, titled "Forty Years is Long Enough. End the Israeli Occupation Now!" is timed to coincide with the first mass protest rally, march, and lobbying day in Washington, DC to oppose the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights, and East Jerusalem, which began on June 9th, 1967. The June 10th protest is being organized by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and United for Peace and Justice. Former CNI Foundation Chairman Amb. Edward Peck will be one of the featured speakers at the rally from 2 to 4 pm on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.

The ad features a cartoon drawn by Khalil Bendib that depicts the U.S. presidential candidates fighting each other to reach the podium before an AIPAC-assembled audience. The cartoon is titled "The Israel Lobby Sign Up: Campaign 2008" and includes a running Bendib character, who says, "They're competing to be president of which country?"


Thank you so much to those who donated to support the CNI Foundation ad campaign. For those who haven't, it is not too late to show your own support for our campaign! To make a tax-deductible contribution supporting this ad, click here or call 800-296-6958 to make a credit card donation, or mail a check or money order made out to "CNI Foundation" to 1250 4th Street SW, Suite WG-1, Washington, DC 20024.

You can see the ad by clicking on the links below:

pdf Forty Years is Long Enough. End the Israeli Occupation Now! (PDF) 801.17 Kb

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Forty Years is Long Enough. End the Israeli Occupation Now!


American troops are no longer welcome in Iraq. Sen. Barak Obama has introduced legislation calling for all American troops to leave Iraq by March 2008 and redeploy to friendly neighboring countries, such as Kuwait. Yet, Israeli troops are even less welcome in the West Bank and Gaza, but none of the candidates is willing to cross the Israel lobby by talking about it. If the United States can get out of Iraq in five years, why can't Israel get out of the West Bank and Golan Heights and free up Gaza after four decades? Call your candidate and demand an end to both occupations.


Join thousands of Americans TODAY, Sunday, June 10th, for the first mass protest in Washington, DC to call for an end to Israel's brutal military occupation, which began on June 9th, 1967, forty years ago. For more information about the rally, march, and lobbying day, visit the website for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation at, a coalition that includes the CNI Foundation.

WHAT: The World Says 'No!' to Occupation Rally, March, and Lobbying Day
WHERE: West Lawn of the Capitol Building, Washington, DC
WHEN: TODAY, Sunday, June 10th, 2-4 pm (Rally) and 4-6 pm (Protest march); Monday, June 11th, Lobbying day on Capitol Hill
"There will be no negotiation between Israelis and Palestinians, no peace, and no reconciliation between them - and there will be no reduction in anti-American terrorism - until we have the courage to act on our interests. These are not the same as those of any party in the region, including Israel, and we must talk with all parties, whatever we think of them or their means of struggle."
- Amb. Charles "Chas" Freeman, speech given to the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, May 24, 2007

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