Protests planned at Netanyahu speech

Daily Planet staff
Tuesday November 28, 2000

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak tonight at the Berkeley Community Theater at about 7:30 p.m.  

Outside, demonstrators will gather to denounce Netanyahu’s policies, said Richard Becker of the International Action Center.  

Becker said Netanyahu advocates the annexation of the West Bank and Gaza, areas claimed by Palestinians.  

The Berkeley Daily Planet has be unable to contact a spokesperson for the event, or to ascertain who is sponsoring the event.  

Calls to the school district and the Community Theater went unanswered. 

In addition to the IAC, the Middle East Children’s Alliance and the American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee are sponsoring the demonstration at 6 p.m. at Allston Way and Milvia Street.