FROM ISRAELI CITIZENS - LETTER IN ANTICIPATION OF EU FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING ON 6 SEPTEMBER 2013
Dear Nicholas Payton,
We would like to thank you for posting a response to the global BDS call to boycott the Red Sea Jazz Festival, acknowledging that racist policies are being practiced by the Israeli government (as well as by the American government, of course, and numerous other regimes).
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.
Dear Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah,
We are Israeli citizens, who have been active against our government's policies of racism, occupation and apartheid for many years. We greatly respect your criticism of the current global political order. In particular, we respect your addressing of the issues of present-time racism and their connection with the injustice that is deeply ingrained in the international political system.
Dear members of AAAS,
We are a group of Israeli citizens, active against our government's policies of racism, occupation and apartheid. We are convinced that an international campaign of sanctions against Israeli institutions, which are complicit in Israel's violations of human rights and international law, is both justifiable and necessary.
Dear Morgan Freeman,
We are a group of Israeli citizens who are working to move our government
to recognize the full rights of Palestinians. We have recently learned that
the Canadian chapter of the friends of the Hebrew university intends to
award you with the Key of Knowledge award. You might have heard that the
Hebrew University, like other Israeli institutions which are complicit in
the the policies of their government, is the object of an international