September 15, 2016
FOR ISRAEL'S OWN SAKE:
Hundreds of Israeli intellectuals to world Jewry: 'End occupation for Israel's sake'(TIMES OF ISRAEL AND AP September 15, 2016)
The 470 signatories include 48 winners of Israel's most prestigious awards (the Israel Prize and the EMET Prize); seven high-ranking IDF officers; twenty former Israeli Ambassadors, ministers, senior government officials and Members of Knesset; and160 professors in Israeli universities. [...]"The prolonged occupation is inherently oppressive for Palestinians and fuels mutual bloodshed. It undermines the moral and democratic fabric of the State of Israel and hurts its standing in the community of nations," the letter argued.The organization "Save Israel, Stop Occupation" seeks to end Israel's control of territories it won during the June 1967 Six-Day War and to establish a Palestinian state. These territories now include the West Bank and East Jerusalem.The organization's director Jessica Montell said Israel's military rule "harms Israeli society and it harms Jews around the world."
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2016 12:49 PM
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