Call from the Palestinian Boycott National Committee: http://www.bdsmovement.net/
On 24th of June, the Israeli Knesset approved the Prawer-Begin plan, which if implemented will result in the destruction of more than 35 unrecognized villages in Al-Naqab and the forced expulsion and confinement of more than 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins. The Prawer plan is the largest Israeli land-grab since 1948. It epitomizes the nature of Israel’s policy; Israeli-Jewish demographic expansion and Palestinian-Arab demographic containment. Click here to send a letter to Canadian officials demanding action against the Prawer Plan.
The International community has repeatedly called on Israel to halt the implementation of the Prawer Plan due to its discriminatory nature and the severe infringement it causes on the rights of Palestinian Bedouins in Al-Naqab. The UN committee on the elimination of Racial Discrimination called on Israel to withdraw the proposed legislation of the Prawer Plan. Also, in 2012, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Israel to stop the Prawer plan and its policies of forced displacement and dispossession.
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Injustice, humiliation and forced displacement are a recurring theme in Palestine’s history. This is lesson that we as a group of youth take to the heart. We will oppose, resist and work against the continuous assault that our communities, across Palestine face. Therefore, we launched the “Prawer will not pass” campaign with an eye to preventing this plan to be yet another chapter in Palestine’s long and tragic history.
Opposing the Prawer Plan is to oppose ethnic cleansing, displacement and confinement in the 21st century.
Join us by organizing marches, protests, sending letters to those with positions of influence in your country or community, by doing whatever you can, in order to force Israel to stop the Prawer plan.
Here in Vancouver, we will launch a petition campaign to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the leaders of Canada’s Parliamentary parties, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, and local MPs on November 29 at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. (7:00 pm, November 29, Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Vancouver, 515 W. Hastings St.)
You can also send your letter online (below)!
Resources on the Prawer Plan:
- Prawer Won’t Pass Campaign: http://
- Letter by 91 Canadian Writers Against the Prawer Plan: http://www.cjpme.
org/DisplayHTMLDocument.aspx? DO=795&ICID=3&RecID=1124& SaveMode=0
- Schedule of Worldwide Actions to Stop Prawer: http://abirkopty.
wordpress.com/2013/11/24/ schedule-of-actions-worldwide- to-stop-prawer-on-nov-30th- day-of-rage/
- Adalah written report on the Prawer Plan. http://adalah.org/eng/?mod=
- Suzanne Weiss: Solidarity saved me from the Nazis; that’s why I fight Israeli apartheid. Electronic Intifada: http://
electronicintifada.net/ content/solidarity-saved-me- nazis-thats-why-i-fight- israeli-apartheid/12950
- Stop the JNF Campaign against the Prawer Plan: http://uspcn.org/2013/