Dear South African friends

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We are a group of Israeli citizens. Many of us have been active for years against our government's policies of racism, occupation and apartheid: We support Israeli soldiers who refuse to participate in oppression, we organize or attend demonstrations which are dispersed brutally by Israel's military forces, we get beaten by the police or by Israeli settlers, and we often get arrested.  Some us have paid a personal price for our commitment to this struggle for Palestinian freedom and justice. 

An Open Letter to the European Commission President Barroso

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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.

Madonna "Peace Concert" - An Open Letter to Israeli NGOs

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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.

From Israeli Citizens to Participants of the Israel Festival - Please Do NOT Whitewash Segregation, Racism and Occupation

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 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. Please hear us out.

Harlem Globetrotters, Change the Game - Don't Play for Apartheid!

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Dear Harlem Globetrotters,
 
We are citizens of israel who are opposed to Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian land and its imposition of an apartheid system on the Palestinian people [1]. We support the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) [2]. We call on you to adhere to the call and cancel your games in Israel.
 

From Israeli Citizens - Please Don’t Play White City, Israeli Apartheid’s Sun City!

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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
us out.
Israel's attempts to mask systematic human-rights abuses and decades-long
oppression against the Palestinians, relies on its ability to maintain a

Israeli citizens to Red Hot Chili Peppers: Please Cancel your Tel-Aviv Gig

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April 2012
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.
 

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