20 SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH ACTIVISTS ARRESTED DISRUPTING ISRAEL’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY
Founding Charter of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Thursday, 2 October, 11am
Crossroads Women’s Centre, 230a Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AB
(Entrance on Caversham Rd., Kentish Town Tube, wheelchair accessible)
The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) is launching its founding Charter in continental Europe, India, Israel, Latin America, Morocco, the US, Canada and the UK.
For the past two years IJAN has been building an international network of anti-Zionist Jews to support Palestinian resistance and seed new Jewish anti-Zionist organizing:
Our commitment is to the dismantling of Israeli apartheid, the return of Palestinian refugees, and the ending of the Israeli colonization of historic Palestine.
Selma James, one of the international co-ordinators of IJAN, said:
We intend to contribute to a growing international voice that challenges Zionism and its claim to speak on behalf of Jews worldwide; and to contribute to the movement to defeat US-backed Israeli imperialism, occupation and ethnic cleansing.
Anti-Zionism must be as uncompromising as was the movement against South African apartheid. The anti-Zionist movement is part of the anti-war and anti-racist movements, and there is a great unexpressed, in fact censored sentiment of support for this perspective, including among Jewish people.
Professor Moshe Machover, co-founder in 1962 of Matzpen, the Israeli socialist organization, said:
I welcome this initiative in the name of those Israelis who, together with their Palestinian comrades, are struggling against Zionist oppression and for the de-Zionisation of Israel and the establishment of a progressive commonwealth, in which Arabs and Israeli Jews live together in peace and equality.
Michael Kalmanovitz (IJAN) said:
We are challenging the common myth that Israel wants peace. Zionists deny the truth: that the state of Israel was established by its massive ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people and this continues to be its policy. We therefore join the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel which the Palestinian resistance movement has called for.
The launch is part of a Month of Action in a number of countries, to strengthen support for BDS by targeting Israeli goods.
The UK Charter launch the will take place on Friday, 24 October, 7-9.30pm, Trinity United Reformed Church, Buck St, London NW1 ( Camden tube, wheelchair accessible hall, toilet nearby). The distinguished Professor Moshe Machover will be one of the speakers.
For a report & video footage of our very exciting July 2008 London meeting go to www.ijsn.net
INTERNATIONAL JEWISH ANTI-ZIONIST NETWORK
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7209 4751 Mobile: 07816 251377 website: www.ijsn.net
20 SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH ACTIVISTS ARRESTED DISRUPTING ISRAEL’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
On 8 May 2008, for over two hours, 14 women & 6 men disrupted Zionist celebrations in the Jewish Community Centre before their arrest. Over 50 Jewish & Palestinian supporters held a support rally outside, to protest Israeli apartheid and support Palestinian resistance. The protest was organised by IJAN (SF)