On June 10th, MFSA & UMKR present Israeli Annexation of Palestinian Land: Legalizing Apartheid?
What seemed outrageous a few years ago may actually happen this year: Israeli leaders are now threatening to formally absorb large portions of the West Bank into Israel, applying Israeli sovereignty over that land absolutely and permanently.
Find out: HOW would annexation of Palestinian land institutionalize apartheid? WHY has this Israeli plan suddenly moved forward? WHAT tools do we have to oppose this plan and push for justice?
Jonathan Kuttab:Palestinian attorney and activist, recognized authority on international law, human rights, and Israeli and Palestinian affairs; founder of Palestine's award-winning human rights organization, Al Haq.
Dalit Baum:Israeli activist and educator, Director of AFSC’s Economic Activism Program, feminist scholar and teacher in Israeli and U.S. universities, co-founder of Who Profits and Coalition of Women for Peace.
HOSTED by Bridget Cabrera, MFSA Executive Director MODERATED by Rev. John Wagner, UMKR Co-Chair
Say "No!" to 21st Century Colonialism Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have suffered for decades under Israeli occupation and oppression. Since 1967, Israel has ignored the UN Security Council's declaration that Israel must withdraw from the territories it claimed through warfare.
While claiming it supports two states, Israel has continually violated international law and Palestinians' rights by moving 650,000 or more Jewish settlers into occupied Palestinian territory, building segregated cities for Israelis only on Palestinian land and building a segregated highway system to access these settlements.
Now Israel is making plans for another, even more brazen rejection of human rights and the rule of law: formally annexing occupied Palestinian land.
With the backing of the Trump administration, Israel seems poised to unilaterally declare that some or all of the West Bank is to be absorbed into the state of Israel permanently.
Leaders in the U.S. government must take a stand against this appalling plan. Our elected officials should let Israel know that annexation is unacceptable, and that taking this step will have an impact on U.S. aid to Israel.
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