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.
Dear Deputy Minister Ebrahim,
We are a group of Israelis who, like the majority of people around the world, are horrified by the actions and policies of our government. We support Palestinian civil society's call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli government and Israeli institutions.
“Let's work together
We are one big family
Joined forever like the branches of a tree
In this world we are neighbors
There is no immunity
We are a group of Israeli citizens.
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July 7th, 2012
Dear President Barroso,
We are a group of Israeli citizens who are dismayed by our government's flagrant violations of international law practiced against the Palestinian people. Such violations include an ongoing colonization project in the occupied West Bank, a siege and its economic strangulation of the occupied Gaza Strip, and constitutional discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel.
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May 26th, 2012
It has come to our attention that several Israeli NGOs have agreed to participate in Madonna's "peace concert", scheduled for May 31st.
Madonna is planned to perform in Israel, choosing to disregard many calls made by Palestinians, Israelis and internationals asking her to heed the Palestinian call for BDS and refrain from performing here.
We are citizens of Israel 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 concert at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem, and therefore write in order to urge you not to come.
Dear Harlem Globetrotters,
We are citizens of Israel 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 concert at the White City Festival in
Tel Aviv, and therefore write in order to urge you not to come. Please hear
Israel's attempts to mask systematic human-rights abuses and decades-long
oppression against the Palestinians, relies on its ability to maintain a
Dear Red Hot Chili Peppers,
We are citizens of Israel who support the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel's policies of racism, apartheid and occupation towards the Palestinian people. As we have recently learned about your planned gigs in Tel Aviv in September of 2012, we write in order to ask you not to come. Our letter is also premised on what we have learned about your activism for human rights throughout the years.
Dear members of the Park Slope Food Coop,
We are members of Boycott From Within, a group of Israeli citizens who support the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) call and international campaign against Israel's human-rights and international law violations. We support the initiative to boycott Israeli products from the Park Slope Food Coop and we are asking for your help in passing this initiative and more generally to help our struggle to change the Israeli government's policies.