Petition in Support of Letter:

Jewish survivors, descendants of survivors, and victims of Nazi genocide
unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

August 2014


WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE DEEPLY MOVED BY THE BRAVE ACTION OF JEWISH SURVIVORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THE NAZI HOLOCAUST WHO HAVE TAKEN ACTION TO SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE OF GAZA. WE FULLY SUPPORT THEIR STATEMENT BELOW AND JOIN THEM IN DECLARING, 'NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!'.

Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza [New York Times, page 13, main news section, 23 August 2014]

As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to promote blatant falsehoods used to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water.

We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!

Signed,

Carlos Abrego
Tilda Rabi
Maria Antonia Augusto
Enrique Chiappa
Claudia Chaufan
Silvia Austerlic
Gordon Fellman
Noah Sochet
Hester Eisenstein
Rebeca Jasso-Aguilar
Ligaya McGovern
Becky Clausen
Asad Ismi
LeAnne Howe
Shannon Maguire
Judy Rebick
Dianne Moore
Anita Block
Michael-David Sasson
Terry Lawrence
Mark Brill
Cathy Gee
Pauline Kahney
Nadia Arouri
Marwan Marwan
Sarie Elizabeth Bryson
Deryck Beaumont
Sarah Roche-Mahdi
Malcolm J. Chaddock
Mordecai Ettinger
Perrine Olff-Rastega
Madelaine Davidson Lees
Rashad Mobara
Maria del Mar Fernandez
Walda Katz-Fishman
David Shannahoff-Khalsa
Karen Platt
Alan Batterman
Gerhard Meerpohl
Roy Varley
Aurora Levins Morales
Hilton Obenzinger
Jonathan Mitchell
Eleonora Oldani
Bruce Berger
David Smith
Prof. William Raban
Akira Asada
Marianne van Ophuijsen
Amos Gvirtz
Björn Lindgren
Felicity Figueroa
Ethelia Ruiz Medrano
Harald Schandry
Liz Valentine
Lorne Walters
Eugene Glickman
Brent Rocks
Simon Streatfeild
Richard Carvel
Julia Shpirt
Vernon Terrill
Bianca Webb-Pullman
Harold Jacobs
Frank V Arnold
John Curtin
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