Action Alert: Hold Israel Accountable for Its Actions in East Jerusalem

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments

Source:  Jewish Voice for Peace

Tell VP Biden to have an honest conversation about Israeli policies with Jewish leaders

In just a few days, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will speak to the largest gathering of Jewish leaders in the country at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America—and we have a real chance to influence what he says.

Timing is critical: Jerusalem is on edge as tensions erupt over the status of the Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount complex. Violence and repression are escalating quickly, sure to be fueled by yesterday’s provocative call by an Israeli official for the construction of the third Temple over al-Aqsa.

Will Vice President Biden avoid the elephant in the room? Or will he show tough love and challenge American Jewish leaders’ de-facto support for expanded settlements, the demolition of Palestinian homes, segregated bus lines, and the source of many of the tensions we’re seeing now, the “Judaization” of East Jerusalem?

We have just a few days to urge him to tell the truth. Help us flood Vice President Biden’s office with emails and calls to demand an honest conversation about Israeli policies.

Click here to send a message directly to Biden’s office.

While the U.S. government has always provided unconditional support for Israel’s occupation, today the  relationship between the White House and Israeli leadership is more strained than ever. Our elected and Jewish leaders need to hold Israel accountable to international law, not pander to the farthest-right elements of Israeli society.

Click here to tell U.S. Vice President Biden to speak the truth.

If we don’t speak up now, Biden is likely to tell this gathering of thousands exactly what many want to hear—a tired fairy tale about unconditional support for the United States “greatest ally” that allows everyone to continue ignoring the ongoing crises on the ground.

We have 4 days to deliver our message to Vice President Biden. Send a message to Biden’s office now! Let him know we are watching and expect him to take action, and to challenge leaders at the JFNA gathering.

Naomi Dann
Media Coordinator, Jewish Voice for Peace

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