HELP US STOP A HUMAN RIGHTS DISASTER IN THE MAKING
June 27, 2013 at 09:46 (Action Alert, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Collective Punishment, DesertPeace Exclusive, Dictatorship, Ethnic Cleansing, Illegal Evictions, International Solidarity, Israel, Occupation, Palestine, zionist harassment)
Act Now to Stop the Prawer Plan: A Human Rights Disaster in the Making
The Prawer Plan is an attack on Bedouin People, and on universal human rights
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photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org
Late yesterday in Israel, the Knesset approved the first reading of the infamous Prawer Plan – a blueprint for removing 40,000 Bedouin people from their ancestral homeland.This massive violation of human rights just got a big step closer to reality. But it’s not too late to stop it: if we act now, we can make a difference.
So we’re asking you to send a message to Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: we are appalled by the Prawer Plan, and all it represents.
From the years I lived in Israel, I remember visiting “unrecognized” Bedouin villages in the Negev that had been destroyed multiple times.I remember children and grandmothers sitting near the rubble of their homes, and especially the young man who had been called to serve in the Israeli Army – on the very day his home had been destroyed.
The Prawer Plan threatens that level of destruction on an unprecedented scale.
It is appalling that transfer based on nothing more than ethnic identity is even under consideration.
And if our government is going to offer unconditional support to Israel, we need to send that message to Ambassador Oren, Israel’s official representative to the U.S.
Click here to send an email now – and stand up for universal human rights and equality.
Send email to ….
Ambassador Michael Oren
Dear Ambassador Oren,
The passing of the first reading of the Prawer Plan threatens disaster for the Bedouin people, and is a sad day for all who believe in justice, equality, and human rights.
I urge you to use your influence to warn Knesset members from taking further steps forward, while there is still time to avoid this human rights catastrophe.
Above written by:
Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace