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Jewish voices call for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine

Jewish voices call for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestine

Jewish voices in calling for a just and lasting peace, which would allow both Israelis and Palestinians to thrive, say that first and foremost this requires an end to the occupation.
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Jewish Voice for Peace
19 July 2012

THE ISRAELI government often claims to act in the name and interests of all the Jews in the world. However, their actions do not reflect our Jewish values and beliefs.
We hold to Rabbi Hillel’s ancient precept: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” We support non-violent efforts that pressure the Israeli government to end its oppressive policies:
to remove the illegal settlements, the ‘separation wall,’ and the checkpoints it has built in the West Bank;
to end its inhuman siege of Gaza;
to respect the full equality of non-Jewish citizens of Israel;
to embrace a resoluti…