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The Bay Stands with Israel

This Sunday, August 3rd, A Wider Bridge co sponsors a pro-Israel solidarity rally  at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco.

When: Sunday, August 3, 12:00-2:30
Where: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco (Polk between McAllister and Grove)
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Please join the supporters of Israel on Sunday as we take our message to the heart of San Francisco.
Our friends and family in Israel have been the target of over 2000 rockets, each one aimed deliberately at civilians and each one using civilians as human shields. The brave men and women of the IDF are destroying tunnels meant for an invasion that could have killed thousands of women, children, and senior citizens.

We can’t be there to help them in person, but we can show them our support in public. Come join us to show that we are all united in our support for Israel, it’s right to defend itself and it’s desire to live in peace with its neighbors.

So far the following speakers have confirmed their attendance:

* Dr. Andy David, Israel Consul General SF
* Marc Levine, CA state Assemblymember
* Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Congregation Netivot Shalom Berkely
* John Rothman, Radio talk show host at KGO 810 AM SF
* Rabbi Doug Kahn; JCRC SF Executive Director

After the speeches we will march from the Civic Center Plaza to the Justin Herman Plaza.

We will NOT allow any signs calling for violence against Arabs or Muslims in general. A selection of very useful signs can be found at http://www.standwithus.com/signs/.

For those who will be driving, there is a parking lot underneath Civic Center Plaza. Civic Center BART is 2 blocks away. Busses are organized from Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, and Los Gatos.
– Busses Leaving 10:30 am: Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
– Busses Leaving 11:00 am: Starbucks, 1291 South Mary Ave, Sunnyvale 94087.
– Busses Leaving 11:00 am: OFJCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto 94303.
RSVP to the rally and to the bus reservation to Gil Shotan at baywithisrael@gmail.com, 650-384-9153,

The event will be secured by the police. For more information, please contact Gil Shotan, baywithisrael@gmail.com

Thanks to all the supporting organizations: ICC@JCC, Stand With US, Israeli Executives and Founders Forum, Israeli American Council, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Jewish Community Federation, BBYO – Jewish Teen Leaders, Congregation Beth Am, Jewish Federation of the East Bay, National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, Mishelanu, Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. Tzofim, JCC of Silicon Valley, South Peninsula Hebrew Day, Hillel of Silicon Valley, Kehila Hewish High, Bank Leumi USA, Jewish High Tech Community, Congregation Emeth, Congregation Beth David, Zionist Organization of America, American Jewish Committee San Francisco, Congregation Kol Emeth, Jewish National Fund, Congregation Sinai, Jewish Family Services, Temple Emanu-El, Yavneh Day School, Hadassah – Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Congregation Emek Beracha, Bay Area Friendship Circle, Chabad israeli community, Russian American Newspaper “Kstati”, Congregation Shir Hadash, American Associates Ben-Gurion University, American Friends of Tel Aviv University, California Israel Chamber of Commerce, A Wider Bridge, Stanford Israel Alliance, Israeli Students Organization @Stanford