It's hard to know what role the nearly universal horror of Israel's invasion of Gaza, and the intense political activity that's followed, has had on moving the conflict closer to peace. But speaking out is simply what people of conscience have felt compelled to do.
On Friday, a group of peace activists brought their message to an event at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield, MA. The following is a report from one of those activists.
We are an ad-hoc, multi-generational coalition of students, members of academia, Israelis, Americans, internationals, Jews, and people of conscience in
- The 1.5 million Palestinian people in
have been under Israeli-imposed siege and blockade for the past 18 months without adequate food, water, medicine, or fuel Gaza
- The Palestinians in
have suffered collective punishment for resisting an unjust and illegal occupation Gaza continues to perpetrate massive violations of international and humanitarian law against the Gazans Israel Israel’s murderous and unjust campaign in Gazais being funded misguidedly by the U.S.and carried out with U.S.-made weapons and approval U.S.
We call on the
Israelis, Jews all over the world, and people from all over the world are speaking out against the Israeli war on