Action Alert NO to Israels celebrations in Britain!
Supporters of the state of Israel are planning its 60th Birthday celebrations around the world. The Palestinians are also marking this day as the 60th anniversary of the Nakba the catastrophe that cost them their homeland and made them refugees for 6 decades. The brutal occupation continues and every day, Palestinians continue to be killed by the Israeli army who shows little consideration for life and property.
Israel s planned celebrations include:
1.A JNF funded charity dinner at Windsor Castle
2.An international friendly football game against Manchester United, in Israel
Israel continues in its occupation of Palestinian land. Its building of illegal settlements means that a future Palestinian state is no longer viable. Israel has built a separation wall within the West Bank cutting many Palestinians off from Jerusalem , and imprisoning others on the Israeli side. The death toll continues to rise. Israel must to brought to justice for its War Crimes, and its celebrations must be challenged. Israel is in breach of UN Resolutions, Geneva Convention and International law.
Help lobby the following people/organisations:
1.Her Majesty, The Queen
The Jewish National Fund is a racist organisation which owns land in the state of Israel, a lot of which it refuses to lease or sell to any non-Jews. This is both discriminatory and racist. The JNF also helps develop Israels illegal settlements in the West Bank, which exist today in defiance of international law.
-Write a letter to Her Majesty, The Queen, requesting that they withdraw their permission to the JNF to use Windsor Castle to host its celebratory dinner.
-Include the following points:
-The JNF is a racist organisation which discriminates against Arabs and Palestinians.
-The JNF assists the state of Israel in committing War Crimes against the Palestinian people.
-It is unacceptable for the British Monarchy to support the state of Israel in its celebrations when the Palestinian have suffered for 60 long years, and continue to suffer daily, a life of oppression, occupation and brutality. We expect our Monarch to remain impartial in the circumstances.
-For these reason, we find it unacceptable that the JNF be given access to Windsor Castle .
Address: Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA.
Israel has issued an invitation to Manchester United Football club to play in an international friendly match in Israel to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
-Lobby the Manchester United Football team, and ask them to refuse Israel s invitation. Include the following points:
-Israel is an occupying power who has made the lives of the Palestinian people miserable for the past 60 years.
-Israel restrict the movement of Palestinians and has even barred Palestinian football team to travel abroad.
-Israel has regularly bombed Palestinian football stadium.
-Israel s occupation is illegal, and it has been condemned by the United Nations on dozens of occasions because of its war crimes.
-Israel has been responsible for initiating at least three wars in the region leading to thousands of deaths.
-Israel is only a democracy for its Jewish citizens, and all others are treated in a discriminatory fashion, leading to criticisms of Apartheid like practices.
-Israel s 60th birthday marks 60 years since the Palestinian Nakba or catastrophe, and we cannot accept that a British football team would aid in the celebration of the misery of 8 million Palestinians.
Address: Management, Manchester United, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA
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