8/3: PRESS CONFERENCE – Minnesotans detained in and deported from Israel return home and speak out

Please join us for a press conference on MONDAY,
AUGUST 3rd. We are asking supporters who can to join us at the airport
at 12:30 so we can welcome Sarah, Katrina and Karen home, and show strong
support for them at their first public statements since they were held
by authorities in Israel. Please join us in the baggage claim area
(riding the light rail train is a good way to avoid parking costs).

Israeli security forces refused entry to three U.S.
solidarity activists for attempting to participate in a human rights delegation.
They were treated as criminals, while their only goal was to learn about the
reality of life for the Palestinian people. Sarah Martin, member of Women
Against Military Madness, and Katrina Plotz, of the Anti-War Committee, refused
voluntary deportation, and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv informed us that they
were forcibly deported Sunday evening. The third traveler, Karen Sullivan also
of the Anti-War Committee, was already deported and returned home to
Minneapolis on Sunday. Sarah and Katrina
are expected to return home on a flight arriving at 12:37pm on Monday, August 3. A press conference
with them, their families and supporters, will happen at 1pm in the baggage
claim area of the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport (Lindbergh Terminal).