“People of conscience who want to stand with the Palestinian struggle are urged to take action and develop Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions efforts. This would strongly convey to Palestinians that they are not alone. An effective international response is urgently needed to pressure governments, institutions and corporations to end their role in Israel’s crimes.”
– Boycott National Committee
Jewish Voice for Peace mourns the lives lost in violent attacks, both Palestinian and Israeli, in the last days and weeks. The tensions over Al Aqsa/the Temple Mount clearly have been a flashpoint for this wave of violence, but its roots stretch much deeper. Months of incitement by the Israeli government and decades of occupation, institutionalized discrimination, and displacement have led to this point.
What will it take for the status quo to change? For the walls to be demolished, the raids ended, the checkpoints dismantled, the families reunited?
The escalated level of collective punishment imposed on Palestinians is an urgent reminder of our responsibility to join hands with those who seek equality and justice for all the people of Palestine and Israel.
Nonviolent protest, economic pressure, and an end to unconditional US military and diplomatic aid to Israel are the path towards a long term resolution that ends the occupation and brings about full equality for all people in the region.
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