The Elephant in the Room

more than 600 jews intellectuals….
Firmato da oltre 600 accademici e personalità Israeliane e israelo americane, tra cui tra cui Benny Morris, Avraham Burg, Michael Sfard, Eyal sivan, Paul Mendes Flohr, Avi Shlaim, Dov Waxman, Nurit Peled, ecc.  Invita ad  appoggiare il movimento di protesta in Israele, sostenere le organizzazioni in difesa dei diritti umani dei palestinesi, porre fine all’impunità di cui Israele gode internazionalmente.
Signed by more than 600 academics and Israeli personalities and israel-north americans. Benny Morris, Avraham Burg, Michael Sfard, Eyal sivan, Paul Mendes Flohr, Avi Shlaim, Dov Waxman, Nurit Peled, etc.

We, academics and other public figures from Israel/Palestine and abroad, call attention to the direct link between Israel’s recent attack on the judiciary and its illegal occupation of millions of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinian people lack almost all basic rights, including the right to vote and protest. They face constant violence: this year alone, Israeli forces have killed over 190 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and demolished over 590 structures. Settler vigilantes burn, loot, and kill with impunity.

Without equal rights for all, whether in one state, two states, or in some other political framework, there is always a danger of dictatorship. There cannot be democracy for Jews in Israel as long as Palestinians live under a regime of apartheid, as Israeli legal experts have described it. Indeed, the ultimate purpose of the judicial overhaul is to tighten restrictions on Gaza, deprive Palestinians of equal rights both beyond the Green Line and within it, annex more land, and ethnically cleanse all territories under Israeli rule of their Palestinian population. The problems did not start with the current radical government: Jewish supremacism has been growing for years and was enshrined in law by the 2018 Nation State Law.

American Jews have long been at the forefront of social justice causes, from racial equality to abortion rights, but have paid insufficient attention to the elephant in the room: Israel’s long-standing occupation that, we repeat, has yielded a regime of apartheid. As Israel has grown more right-wing and come under the spell of the current government’s messianic, homophobic, and misogynistic agenda, young American Jews have grown more and more alienated from it. Meanwhile, American Jewish billionaire funders help support the Israeli far right. 

In this moment of urgency and also possibility for change, we call on leaders of North American Jewry – foundation leaders, scholars, rabbis, educators – to

No more silence. The time to act is now.

 List of the first 10 on 600 signatories
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