On March 9, 2010, a single file silent procession of seven hundred people encircled the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Organized by a coalition of twenty five peace and Palestine solidarity groups, grassroots, community and religious 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 Goldstone Report, the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict was held across the street.
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The six minute video connects the destruction in Gaza to the readings from Goldstone and the signs directly related to the readings. The Friends of the IDF 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