On thursday, October 22 , Ehud Olmert, a war criminal and Israel’s former prime minister will be speaking at the The Westin St. Francis Hotel for the World Affairs Council. During his last weeks as Prime Minister of Israel, Olmert unleashed a horrific war on the people of Gaza, that left over one thousand dead, a majority of them unarmed civilians, and hundreds of them children. It destroyed thousands of homes, leaving tens of thousands homeless. A demonstration organized by Stop AIPAC, calling for Olmert’s prosecution for war crimes will be held at Union Square at 5:30 PM.
During Israel’s offensive on Gaza many hospitals,Schools and homes of civilian people were devastated. Israeli forces used explosives containing white phosphorus which are forbidden by international law in civilian fields.