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To: New Zealand Prime Minister - Jacinda Ardern

Please speak up on Israel's Annexation of Palestinian Land

Please speak up on Israel's Annexation of Palestinian Land

Dear Prime Minister, we call on you to speak up for all decent New Zealanders and condemn the Israeli proposed annexation of Palestinian land.

That means our government publicly speaking out for us alongside the European Union, growing numbers of Israelis in Israel and the vast mass of humanity which condemns this opportunistic, racist theft of Palestinian land.

When you do this, New Zealand will once again be able to take its place in the world for proudly standing up for Human Rights.

Why is this important?

New Zealand has been silent for six months as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been preparing a blatant breach of international law in his proposed annexation of vast swathes of Palestinian land in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The previous National-led government co-sponsored United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 in December 2016 which said Israel’s settlement building on occupied Palestinian land constituted a "flagrant violation" of international law and had "no legal validity". It demanded Israel stop such activity and fulfil its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention.

However, this Labour-led coalition government has been deafeningly silent while Israel not only continues buildings illegal settlements but now intends to steal the land itself.

The issues of Annexation are covered in this excellent Fact Sheet from APAN in Australia - https://apanaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/annexation.pdf

People around the world, including in Israel, are speaking up while New Zealand stays silent:
* Israel - Huge Jewish-Arab Rally in Tel Aviv Decries Netanyahu's Plan to Annex 1/3 of West Bank - https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/07/palestinian-lives-matter-huge-jewish-arab-rally-tel-aviv-decries-netanyahus-plan

* Israel - It might not take much effort to derail Netanyahu’s annexation plan - https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200609-it-might-not-take-much-effort-to-derail-netanyahus-annexation-plan/

* Britain - Israel's West Bank plans condemned by leading British Jewish figures - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/05/israel-west-bank-annexation-plans-condemned-leading-british-jews

* America - As Netanyahu moves closer to annexation, pressure builds in DC to stop him - https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-netanyahu-moves-closer-to-annexation-pressure-builds-in-dc-to-stop-him/

* Global - 100 law experts warn against Israel’s annexation of West Bank - https://english.alresalah.ps/new/post.php?id=6810

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Reasons for signing

  • It's an important cause
  • No one deserves to live in poverty
  • Enough already!! Not one more inch!

Updates

2020-06-23 18:14:07 +1200

Winston has finally spoken up today (23/6/2020) on behalf of this government - https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-zealand-expresses-concerns-over-proposed-israeli-annexation-plans

The question now has to be, Why did it take Winston a long Nine Months since the Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa asked him to Speak up on this issue before he found his voice? https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1909/S00162/winston-peters-urged-to-condemn-israeli-plans.htm

2020-06-20 09:55:22 +1200

100 signatures reached

2020-06-19 07:51:48 +1200

50 signatures reached

2020-06-18 19:33:02 +1200

25 signatures reached

2020-06-17 10:25:44 +1200

10 signatures reached