Waldorf: Thirty One Groups Protest Friends Of The War Criminals

On March 9, 2010, a single file silent procession of seven hundred people encircled the Waldorf Astoria in . Organized by a coalition of twenty five and Palestine solidarity groups, , community and organizations and endorsed by six Israeli and Palestinian groups, they protested Friends of the Israel Defense Forces who were holding a fundraising gala at the Waldorf honoring Lt. General Gabi Ashkanazi. Earlier the same day a staged reading of the , the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Conflict was held across the street.

The six minute video connects the in Gaza to the readings from Goldstone and the signs directly related to the readings. The Friends of the which raised twenty million dollars that night for the Israeli military is a U.S. non-profit organization.

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZrNU12qehg