Ah, excuse me… Yes, over here. Yesterday, I heard on TV news that 84% of the Israeli public supports this current war on Gaza. Today, I’ve found an article that reports on this recent survey (click here). We need to look critically at this statement.
Israel has a diverse society, in many dimensions. And, in that diversity, people are trying so hard to speak against the horrific hostilities (for example, click here). This non-violent effort has been going on for years and also is diverse (click here). And the effort is shared with parts of Palestinian society in occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.
Let’s let the parts of Israeli society and Palestinian society who are seeking non-violent ways in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Israel know that we know about them. That we see them. That we hear them.
Then, please write to your Canadian Member of Parliament here and here to ask that our federal government stop supporting the Israeli government’s attack on Gaza. Please write to Paul Dewar, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, to urge the NDP to object to the federal government’s support for the Israeli government (click here).
Check out these various websites as a reflection of just some of the efforts to co-create peace among Palestinians and Israelis:
Combatants for Peace (click here)
Neve Shalom – Wahat al-Salam – Oasis of Peace (click here)
New Profile (Click here)
Open House in Ramle (click here)
The Parents Circle Families Forum (click here)
Peoples Peace Fund (click here)
Windows: Channels for Communication (click here)