2014-12-31

300 #holocaust survivors say boycott #Israel

8.28: news.pol/zionism/300 #holocaust survivors say boycott #Israel:
ijsn.net`about Saturday, August 23rd:
A letter signed by 40 survivors of the Nazi genocide
and 287 descendants of survivors and victims
ran as a half-page ad in the Saturday, August 23rd
New York Times.
The letter has been getting an overwhelming response.
copy:
Jewish survivors and descendents of survivors
of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn
the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

As Jewish survivors and descendents of survivors
of the Nazi genocide, we unequivocally condemn
the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza
and the ongoing occupation and colonization
of historic Palestine.
We further condemn the United States for
providing Israel with the funding
to carry out the attack,
and Western states more generally for
using their diplomatic muscle to
protect Israel from condemnation.
Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

We are alarmed by the extreme, racist
dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society,
which has reached a fever-pitch.
In Israel, politicians and pundits in
The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post
have called openly for genocide of Palestinians
and right-wing Israelis
are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by
Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages
to promote blatant falsehoods
used to justify the unjustifiable:
Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza
and the murder of nearly 2,000 Palestinians,
including many hundreds of children.
Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters,
homes, hospitals and universities.
Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water.

We must raise our collective voices
and use our collective power
to bring about an end to
all forms of racism,
including the ongoing genocide of
Palestinian people.
We call for an immediate end to the
siege against and blockade of Gaza.
We call for the full economic, cultural and academic
boycott of Israel.
“Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!

-- @IJAN_Network
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network