Message from Israel: Recognize Palestine
To the US government and all UN member states:
We urge you to endorse the legitimate bid for recognition of the state of Palestine and the reaffirmation of the rights of the Palestinian people. It is time to turn the tide on decades of failed peace talks, end the occupation and move towards a solution of two states - Israel and Palestine - living side by side in peace and security.
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Image: Israelis demonstrating in Tel-Aviv for an independent Palestinian state
In days, the Palestinians will ask the UN to recognize their basic right to freedom and independence. Most of the world's nations support the Palestinian bid as legitimate, but the Israeli extreme right-wing government has convinced the US to block it.
Many of us Israeli citizens fear that by blocking the Palestinian bid, the US is, in fact, acting against Israel's national interests and is increasing the chances of violence. As Israelis, we support this Palestinian non-violent, diplomatic initiative as a crucial step towards a future of two independent states, living side by side. If all of our friends across the US speak out now for peace, we could turn the US government around before it is too late.
The only way to push through this new bid is massive public pressure to get the US government to act as a true friend of Israel and of peace. We only have days. Click to sign the petition for an independent Palestinian state next to Israel and then forward this message to everyone you know: