Israeli Citizens Thank Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein for Supporting BDS
Dear Jill Stein
We are citizens of Israel who actively oppose our successive governments' policies of belligerent occupation, colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid against the indigenous people of this land, the Palestinian people. We are active supporters of the Palestinian-led global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel. We are convinced that the BDS call is the best political means to build a democratic future for all people in this land.
We wish to encourage you in your call for solidarity with the Palestinian call, a call for justice and equality. Your reiteration of the Green Party endorsement of the BDS movement, at this time, is crucial, when Israel and its morally bankrupt supporters are promoting anti-constitutional measures against civil action and free speech in the United States and elsewhere.
Your use of the election race as a platform for highlighting issues of human rights and constitutional rights, in an atmosphere where such basic ideas of liberty and justice are considered “controversial”, is a testimony to leadership by example.
There is a clear dividing line now, between elitist political powers promoting economic disenfranchisement, environmental exploitation, institutionalized racism and militarism in the US and in Israel on one side, and the democratic forces opposing them, on the other side.
We wish to build a strong alliance with our American partners, and promote our shared values and causes. We look forward to a joint, unified struggle.
BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within (aka Boycott from within)