As Palestine continues to be massacred...
Since January 1984, the Ann Arbor City Council has been urged to divest from Israel, to boycott Israel, and to approve resolutions against aid to Israel.
It's the front page of the "Ann Arbor News", January 10, 1984.
The article is entitled, "Council rejects Mideast resolution".
The article states as follows:
"More than 5,000 petition signatures weren't enough to persuade Ann Arbor City Council to place a resolution urging the withholding of U.S. aid to Israel on the April city ballot.
"Council never voted on the measure at all...
The resolution "would have instructed the city clerk to write to President Reagan and his cabinet asking that Israel receive no more funds from the U.S. until its policy of settlements on the West Bank is halted."
This attempted resolution followed Israel's massacre of tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians in 1982. At that time, Israel was an extremely intimate ally of Apartheid South Africa, and gave major assistance to genocidal military dictatorships, most horrifically in Guatemala.
This article is a perfect illustration of how even the smallest symbolic action against Israel is opposed by Zionists who use the word "peace" as a weapon, to silence all talk of action.
The Ann Arbor City Council has refused to allow any public hearing, or any city council debate, on proposals to cut aid to Israel, from January 1984 until the present day.
Many speakers at Ann Arbor City Council have urged the Council, from 2002 until 2009, to divest from Israel, to boycott Israel, and to approve that resolution to end U.S. military aid to Israel. The City Council responded by attempting to eliminate all public comment (until the end of meetings, often at midnight or later.)
The Council even enforced a stone wall of silence against its own appointed Human Rights Commission, which formally urged the City Council to approve a resolution to end U.S. military aid to Israel in December 2003.
Speakers still appear at City Council to urge action against Israel, as Israel continues massacring and robbing Palestinians.