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Letter to the Zionist Federation and to British Jewry

We, as British Jews, are here to express our solidarity with the Palestinian people. Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed recently by the Israeli state, and thousands more displaced, injured and arrested. Israel has killed civilians, destroyed homes and impoverished the Palestinian population. We are here to say: not in our name.

We reject the idea that the Israeli government had no choice but to decimate Gaza. Gaza is an open-air prison, a huge ghetto, caged in by Israel over land, sea and sky. Its population is largely that of trapped refugees. Israel has the choice to end its blockade of Gaza, and to allow Palestinians the chance to live without domination. This is the only true road towards peace.

Those who call for peace with the Palestinians without calling for justice and reparations only affirm the occupation. Brutalising and attempting to dominate a population can only lead to more violence and bloodshed.

Israel dehumanises Palestinians, negates their right to self-determination, denies their right to resist, and strips them of their dignity. We wish to underline the gaping difference between the violence of the Palestinian oppressed and that of the Israeli oppressor.

The value of a Palestinian life is equal to that of any Jew. In ending the lives of so many Palestinians, the Israeli government and military have committed an outright atrocity.

We affirm a Jewishness not tied to state violence. A diasporic Jewishness that welcomes critique and speaks truth to power. We refuse to be complicit in our words, in our actions, or in our silence, to the massacres perpetrated in our name.

Not in our name, not in anybody’s name.

Free Palestine. Justice for all.

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10 thoughts on “Letter to the Zionist Federation and to British Jewry”

  1. I refuse to back the state of Israel over the slaughter of innocents in Gaza. The Israeli gov’t is breaking international law thus: Use of siege, Disproportionate use of force, Failure to ensure safety of civilians.

    Not in my name.

  2. We applaud the sentiments of the British Jews.

    We fail to understand why the USA does not control it’s proxy army of Isreal who it ams and finances. Particularly as it simultaneously calls on Putin to control its prxy army in Ukraine.

    As citizens of the European Union we dissociate ourselves from the inaction of the EU in support of Isreal. We call on the EU to implement an economic blockade of Isreal as it did against the white appartiedh regime in South Africa.

    Isreal, former victims of facism are now themselves fascists.

  3. Naazrien Sattar

    Christians, Jews and Muslims have lived in peace for centuries! Man made Zionism has evil roots and breeds more hate and greed!! Zionism will fall!! Good will always overcome evil no matter how you sugar coat it!! Zionist need to reform!! They have weak minds and are weak in faith therefore the need for violence on civilians to maintain superiority over another nation!!
    Thank you to every Jew that stands up to the evil of Zionism !!! May God bless you!!

  4. Why don’t you guys go and care about other shit then. And stop defending terrorists, do you also support the July 7th bombings? Really what is wrong with you people.

  5. This site is effectively an outlet for the modern day KAPO. Run by KAPO’S – for KAPO’S.

    ‘Geoffrey Cohen’ and co, you clearly don’t see the bigger picture. You all are ignorant morons.

    Carry on enjoying this terrific rhetoric – KAPOS

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