I’ve just read the following message from Rabbi Alissa Wise, Jewish Voice for Peace. Please take a few moments to read and click on this link to add your voice of protest against the innocuously-named “Prawer Plan“, which aims to forcibly displace forty to fifty-thousand (40,000-50,000) Israeli citizens from the Negev/Naqab.
Jewish Voice for Peace plan to deliver to the Knesset all the signatures collected by the evening of Monday Nov 11, 2013. Can you forward the campaign to 5 friends now? The more, the better. That’s the only way enough people can be reached to have a real impact.
For more information and links about Prawer, please click here: http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/campaigns/the-prawer-plan-act-now
[Message from Rabbi Alissa Wise:]
“In just a few days, the Israeli Knesset will debate the Prawer Plan, a proposal to forcibly remove over 40,000 Israeli citizens from their ancestral homelands. Their crime? They are Arab Bedouin. But you can help stop this catastrophe.
“If we can get 20,000 names saying No to Prawer within the next 24 hours, our partner on the ground, Avaaz.org, will hand-deliver our list to the Knesset committee that is debating the plan.
“Join the 18,000 who have already signed: www.jvp.org/StopPrawer
“As US Secretary of State John Kerry urges both sides to negotiate for peace, the Prawer Plan highlights precisely why peace talks haven’t worked: the plan was developed without the input of Bedouin communities directly affected by it, and treats Bedouin citizens of Israel and Jewish citizens differently.
“No wonder the Bedouins are fighting the plan.
“If Israel’s elected officials think this is what democracy looks like, is it [any] wonder that illegal settlement-building has only increased during decades of so-called peace talks?
“Please tell everyone you know and sign here: www.jvp.org/StopPrawer
“As a U.S. citizen, I know something about the forcible displacement of indigenous peoples. My country was built on it. But now, as I watch it happen in my lifetime, the difference is that there’s something we can do about it.
“Please, join me and the rest of the world in raising our voices to Stop Prawer.
“Rabbi Alissa Wise
Jewish Voice for Peace“