I was arrested for Gaza.

Tuesday morning I woke up early with 7 members of my Jewish community to chain ourselves to the doors of the Israeli Consulate in Boston to take a stand as American Jews against the Israeli army’s horrendous violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday.

Minutes later, we were handcuffed and arrested.

Members of IfNotNow Boston, being handcuffed outside the Israeli Consulate.

Together we sang our hearts out to show the world that American Jews oppose the violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza on the eve of Passover.

It was the deadliest day in Israel/Palestine since the 2014 Gaza War. And, if we do nothing, the violence against the people of Gaza — which has already claimed the lives of 17 people already — looks like it will only get worse.

That’s why this Sunday, April 10th at 7:30pm EST we’re hosting an #EnoughOccupation Campaign Call. We will hear from activists on the ground about the latest in Gaza and share our plans to ensure that everyone knows that the American Jewish community opposes the violence against the people of Gaza.

Even if you’re not available on Sunday evening, RSVP here and we’ll send you the notes and what’s next for our movement after our powerful action in Boston this morning.

Our demonstration in Boston was just the beginning. Already other IfNotNow leaders in NYC and on college campuses are planning their own public actions.

But if we’re gonna stop another war, we’re going to need you.

RSVP for the #EnoughOccupation Campaign Call happening on Sunday evening to keep the momentum going.

Looking forward to strategizing with you on Sunday.

Shira Tiffany 
IfNotNow Boston

PS. Recent IfNotNow national actions are great examples of why we’re trying to recruit 300 donors to power our movement forward this Passover. Can you chip in even $3 to help us reach our goal?