[GVCP] A Call for Palestinian Human Rights

June 2, 2017
Dear GVCP Member,

Normally, I wouldn’t re-send an announcement.  However, one of our core members commented on how it was awkward for a Christian group (CWP) to be leading an action in the heart of the Rochester Jewish community.  This latest announcement tells us that Jewish Voice for Peace Rochester is cosponsoring the event.  I think that’s really good.


Arnie Matlin for GVCP

A Call for Palestinian Human Rights

Gather at Twelve Corners, Brighton

Monday, June 5th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

2017 marks 10 years of Israel’s suffocating blockade of Gaza; 50 years of Israel’s military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem; 70 years since the Nakba and ethnic cleansing of Palestine began following the partition of the land against the will of the indigenous people; and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, a document entrenched in European colonialism, which set the stage for the Zionist movement to colonize Palestine and later to establish a Jewish state.

Christians Witnessing for Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace Rochester join with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights on June 5, 2017, the 50th anniversary of Israel’s Occupation, to demand an end to Israel’s brutal military occupation as part of a commitment to justice for all Palestinians, whether in historic Palestine or in exile. Israel’s actions since 1967 make clear that the occupation was never meant to be temporary. It is not an aberration. It is the latest extension of Israel’s ethnic cleansing and subjugation of Palestinians, which continues to this day.

We are responding to a call from Palestinians to send a clear message: Israel must end all its oppression of Palestinians for freedom, justice, and equality to prevail.


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