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Jews Against Genocide statement and action

We, Jews Against Genocide, came to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial of the genocide committed against Jews, to honor the Palestinian children who are dying in a genocide committed by Jews.

We brought dolls to symbolise the children of Gaza, and tried to bring a glimpse of the horror that Gazan’s face, to Israel’s doorstep. We hope to show Israel, and the world, the absurd reality of using the memory of one genocide to justify another.

We invite compassionate people from across the globe to join the outcry by staging similar protests in front of Israeli embassies and consulates around the world.

Just as we honor the people who were murdered seven decades ago in Europe because they were Jews, we are here to honor the people who are being murdered at this very moment because they are the indigenous people of this land who are not Jews.

The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines Genocide as, “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; […]”

The children of Gaza, who are being systematically murdered as we write this article, constitute 52% percent of the population under siege in the strip. The vast majority of these children are descendants of refugees from historical Palestine.

In the current round of atrocities committed by the Israel occupation army, so far dozens of children have been murdered in their homes, with Israel’s war-making leadership vowing “much higher costs” on the Palestinian side as the bombing and shelling continues.

The war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Gaza today are the latest stage of an ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the indigenous people of this land.

The Jewish State was founded on the Zionist principle of “maximum Jews on maximum land, and minimum Arabs on minimum land”, which was made reality through sixty-six years of continued assault against Palestinians, denying them the right to live freely and peacefully in their historical homeland.

The Israeli regime has turned the beautiful Gaza strip into a densely populated ghetto, with unsafe water, untreated sewage, and insufficient resources and electricity. This ghetto has become a concentration camp, through repeated Israeli massacres in what the Goldstone Report described as an effort to, “humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish[ing] its local economic capacity.”

We express our support and solidarity for the Palestinian civil society’s call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until it complies with the three basic demands of:

1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall

2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and

3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.

Never Again for Anyone – End Israel’s Genocide of Palestinians

Jews Against Genocide (JAG)

IJAN and Jews Against Genocide call on Jews of Conscience to “lay siege” on Israeli consulates with protests, creative actions, pickets and demonstrations and to protest events that attempt to justify Israel’s brutality against the Palestinian people.

Please email us reports of your actions @ ijan[at]ijsn.net & jewsagainstgenocide1948[at]gmail.com.

Signatures:

Neta Golan

Sue Rudin & Jeff Rudin (South Africa) Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Noa Abend

Miko Peled

Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan

Donna Wallach. California

Prof. Terri Ginsberg, USA author, Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology

Lynda Lemberg, Educators for Peace and Justice, Independent Jewish Voices (Toronto, Canada)

Abby Lippman, Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

Sid Shniad, member National Steering Committee, Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)

Cynthia Franklin, University of Hawai’i (USA)

Reuben Roth, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Labour Studies Program School of Northern Development, Laurentian University

Lesley Levy

Joe Tannenbaum, Counselo & Therapist (Canada)

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Concentration in Madrid in front of the Israeli Embassy

On the 24th of July 2014, a protest was held in front of the Israeli Embassy in Madrid (Spain). Hundreds of people gathered in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Some activists displayed dolls stained with fake blood, symbolizing the death of innocent children in Gaza as a result of the latest Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip.

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Photo by Diego García

Photo by Diego García

Photo by Diego García

Right-wing Israeli group faces counter demonstration in Chicago

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Stand With Us, a pro-Israel right wing group in America, organized a Stand with Israel protest outside of the Israeli consulate in downtown Chicago, IL. The Coalition for Justice in Palestine, a coalition of Palestinian, Muslim and Arab community, religious and student organizations in Chicago, convened a Stand With Gaza counterprotest. On a busy Tuesday afternoon in the heart of downtown Chicago, the two demonstrations faced off, with the pro-Palestinian rally clearly showing larger numbers and winning the support of pedestrians and motorists across the crowded streets.

Photo by JJP Chicago

Photo by JJP Chicago

In the middle of the demonstration, Jews for Justice In Palestine (JJP), a collective of Chicago Jews in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle against Israeli occupation, dumped a pile of bloodied baby dolls in full view of the pro-Israel rally and the Israeli consulate. The dolls symbolize the innocent children that have died as a result of Israel’s terrible bombardment and invasion of Gaza over the last two weeks.

Photo by JJP Chicago

Photo by JJP Chicago

JJP stands with the Palestinian people in mourning the over 550 Palestinians in Gaza who have been killed, the over 3000 wounded, and the over 80,000 who have fled their homes since Israel’s assault began. JJP also stands with the Palestinian community worldwide as they take to the streets and resist the occupation. As Jews, we are resolute that this bloodshed may not continue in our name, and we urge fellow Jews all over the world to continue to stand with the Palestinian people, protest outside of Israeli embassies and consulates, and amplify the movement for BDS to end the occupation and win justice for Palestine.

Occupation and Apartheid Are Not Jewish Values!

Solidarity and Liberation Are!

Photo by JJP Chicago

Photo by JJP Chicago

[Statement and photos by Jews for Justice in Palestine (JJP)]

Open letter to Mr. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: stand for law and Justice or resign!

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for signing the open letter to Ban Ki moon. BADIL has published the letter on their website find the link below. Together Our voices can not be ignored.

Please spread it as far as you can.

On Saturday Gazan civil society have called for a day of rage. http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/gaza-calling-all-out-on-saturday-9-august-day-of-rage-12423

See you in the streets!

The open letter in English.

The open letter in Arabic.

In solidarity,
Neta Golan