We, Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel, inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid. We also call on others to do the same.
We are devoted to the promotion of just peace and true democracy in this region. We are particularly opposed to Western governments' decision to boycott the Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, most especially in besieged Gaza. This is particularly outrageous given the same Western governments' prolonged support of Israel's apartheid and other daily violations of international law.
We are Israeli activists who support the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel's policies of colonialism, occupation and apartheid towards the Palestinian people. We have recently learned of your planned gig in Tel Aviv. We are writing in order to urge you not to come, since your gig will be directly related to Israel's propaganda efforts, at the expense of the Palestinian people. Please hear us out.
[Please contact Jorge Cham of PhD comics and ask him to cancel his Israel visit]
Dear Jorge Cham,
We are Israeli citizens who like PhD Comics, and we have heard of your scheduled visit to Israel. We would like to ask to reconsider your decision.
Here is a brief outline of our perspective:
FROM ISRAELI CITIZENS - LETTER IN ANTICIPATION OF EU FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING ON 6 SEPTEMBER 2013
Dear Nicholas Payton,
Dear Al Foster, Wallace Roney; Branford Marsalis; Chris Dave, Pino Palladino, Kebbi William, Isaiah Sharkey; Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, Pete Van Nostrand, Jeff Ballard, Miguel Zenon, Kevin Hays, Nicholas Payton, Thelonious Monk Institute featuring Jane Monheit; João Bosco; Matt Schofield, Motion Trio,
Dear Skin, Ace, Cass, Mark,
We are citizens of Israel who oppose Israel’s continuing displacement and
dispossession of the Palestinian people via military occupation and
apartheid policies. We join the Palestinian civil society call for boycott,
divest and sanctions on Israel (BDS) .
Dear Julien Clerc,
We are Israeli citizens, active against our government's policies of
racism, occupation and apartheid.
We know and love your music, and we admire your efforts for the promotion
of human rights principles, especially as a goodwill ambassador for the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). W
e would like to ask you not to perform in Tel Aviv for now. Please postpone
your concert to a time when our democracy is respected by our government.