Israeli Citizens Denounce Their Government: Call on the World’s Governments and Civil Society Organizations

Gaza and MV Rachel Corrie Need Your Backing Now!

We are Israeli citizens and residents, Palestinians and Jews. We work in our society to raise the voices of conscience and dissent in light of the hostility, self-righteousness and racism which dominate it, but these efforts are not sufficient. In the wake of our government’s deadly attack on the Free Gaza aid ships, including the MV Marmara, and due to the continued cruel and illegitimate Israeli siege on the Gaza strip – we call on the world’s governments and civil society organizations to take concrete and immediate steps in pressuring Israel to refrain from interfering with the ship MV Rachel Corrie, currently on route to Gaza, or any future vessel, sailing from international waters to the waters of the besieged Gaza strip.

The international community’s tragic failure in ending Israel’s impunity – especially after the massacre of more than 1400 Palestinians in Gaza over a year ago – is the key enabler of the latest crime performed by the Israeli government and military leaders, killing at least 9 people and wounding dozens. Only if its support, funding and international ties are put in jeopardy, will Israel reconsider its policy of violence and collective punishment against the Palestinian civilians and their many supporters from abroad.

MV Rachel Corrie is carrying cement, a material banned by Israel which is indispensable for the reconstruction of Gaza after much of its buildings have been destroyed during Israel’s latest assault on Gaza. MV Rachel Corrie’s name was chosen to commemorate the life of the international activist who was squashed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza, on March 16th, 2003. Corrie was non-violently attempting to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing the home of local pharmacist Samir Nasrallah.

In memory of the dead and for the sake of the living – now is the time to set free 1.5 million prisoners in the open-air prison set by Israel, prisoners whose sole “crime” is being Palestinian in the Gaza strip. It would only be fitting that MV Rachel Corrie’s accomplished journey would serve both to commemorate the lives lost on the MV Marmara as well as to carry out the mission of breaking the siege on Gaza.

With justice and peace,

Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS call from within

and the following individuals:

1. Galit Altshuler

2. Elinor Amit

3. Zohar Atai

4. Xochilt Arizmendi

5. Hanna Aviram

6. Nitzan Aviv

7. Ruth Ben Asher

8. Lilach Ben-David

9. Nora Bendersky

10. Racheli Bar-Or

11. Ronnie Barkan

12. Yossi Bartal

13. Ronnen Ben-Arie

14. Ofra Ben Artzi

15. Smadar Ben Natan

16. Haim Bresheeth

17. Guy Butavia

18. Smadar Carmon

19. Julia Chaitin

20. Rachel Chayut

21. Efrat Cohen

22. Isadora Cohen

23. Ron Cohen

24. Yaël Dagan

25. Yasmeen Daher

26. Judit Druks

27. Shiri Eisner

28. Hamutal Erato

29. Rona Even

30. Debbie Eylon

31. Pnina Feiler

32. Arie Finkelstein

33. Uri Fruchtmann

34. Racheli Gai

35. Rachel Giora

36. Neta Golan

37. Tsilli Goldenberg

38. Dalia Hager

39. Kadia Hajaj

40. Rosamine Hayeem

41. Shir Hever

42. Rachel Leah Jones

43. Yael Kahn

44. Liad Kantorowicz

45. Hagar Kotef

46. Ronit Lentin

47. Eytan Lerner

48. Yael Lerer

49. Tom Mehager

50. Susanne Moses

51. Naama Nagar

52. Ofer Neiman

53. David Nir

54. Norah Orlow

55. Alex Parushin

56. Shai Carmeli Pollak

57. Michal Pundak

58. Hili Razinsky

59. Deb Reich

60. Amit Ron

61. Yael Ronen

62. Eran Roseman

63. Albert Rosenblatt

64. Yehoshua Rosin

65. Michal Sapir

66. Ayala Shani

67. Adi Shechter

68. Ruth Sirton

69. Yasmeen Sivan

70. Inbar Tamari

71. Lea Tsemel

72. Michel Warschawski

73. Uri Weiss

74. Elian Weizman

75. Eleanor Wesley

76. Karen Zack

77. Uri Zackhem

This appeal is also joined by:

Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians

Bay Area Women in Black

Simone Bitton, documentary filmmaker, France; Claudia Chaufan, San Francisco, CA, United States; Jane Harries, Women to Women for Peace, United Kingdom; Judy Karas, Monterey, CA, United States; Emma Klein, Seattle, WA, United States; Sallie Latch, Mexico; Helga Mankovitz, Kingston, Canada; Jean Pauline, Oakland, CA, United States; Daniel Pines, Rochester, NY, United States; Larry Zweig, Germany

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