Support human rights defender Meir Margalit
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Support human rights defender Meir Margalit

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We, the undersigned, citizens of various different countries committed to the support and defense of human rights, peace and fundamental freedom, and aware that the State of Israel is legally bound to respect and uphold human rights, write to you to express our utmost support and solidarity of Dr. Meir Margalit in his capacity as elected official of the City Council of Jerusalem, and in his notable work in the Palestinian Territories.

Since Dr. Margalit was elected Municipal Councilor in Jerusalem, many attempts have been made to silence and even mute his voice, thereby impeding the exercise of his legitimate and legal activities. As of late, legal proceedings against Dr. Margalit have been initiated by the Israel Ministry of Interior. We hereby express our respect and admiration for Dr. Meir Margalit's longstanding work in the defense of human rights for all citizens and residents of Jerusalem, and for his untiring work in the search of common good. His work promoting dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians reflects the electoral mandate he received from the citizens residents of the city. We therefore urge the responsible authorities at the Ministry of Interior to ensure the freedom of expression, physical integrity and ability of Dr. Meir Margalit to continue his civic work, especially with regard to the freedom to perform the duties for which he was elected as a Councilor in the Jerusalem Municipality.

A society that seeks to live by democratic principles, is called upon to set an example by promoting and respecting human rights, by guaranteeing the full exercise of freedom of conscience, and by encouraging the imperative to act for the protection of the common good, including of course, solidarity with the neediest and the most vulnerable. Of this, Dr. Meir Margalit is an example to us all.

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Los abajo firmantes, ciudadanos de diversas Estados, defensores, promotores y comprometidos con la Paz, Derechos Humanos y Libertades Fundamentales reconocidos en diversos tratados internacionales, queremos expresar nuestro apoyo y solidaridad con el Dr. Meir Margalit en su labor como concejal del ayuntamiento de Jerusalén, así como en su tarea solidaria en los Territorios Palestinos.
Desde que el Dr. Margalit fue elegido como concejal del Ayuntamiento de Jerusalén se pretende, de forma constante, silenciar su voz e impedir sus legítimas y legales actividades por medio de actuaciones judiciales y, últimamente, intentando intimidarlo con interpelaciones del Ministerio de Interior israelí.
Queremos expresar nuestro mayor respeto y admiración por la labor en defensa de los derechos humanos que realiza desde hace muchos años el Dr. Margalit, su constante búsqueda del bien común, y sus esfuerzos a favor del diálogo y la paz entre israelíes y palestinos. Hacemos por ello responsable y urgimos a los representantes del Ministerio del Interior a asegurar la libertad de expresión, la integridad física y la capacidad de acción ciudadana del Dr. Meir Margalit, en especial en el ejercicio de las funciones para las que fue elegido como concejal del Ayuntamiento de Jerusalén.
Una sociedad que se pretenda llamar democrática requiere dar ejemplo mediante la promoción y el respeto a los derechos humanos, la garantía del libre ejercicio de la libertad de conciencia y del estímulo hacia el imperativo de la actuación tendente a la protección del bien común, incluyendo, por supuesto, la solidaridad hacia los más necesitados y los más vulnerables. De todo ello es un ejemplo para todos nosotros el Dr. Margalit.

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    • marta ines icarte jorquera SANTIAGO, CHILE
      • over 2 years ago

      Por el respeto del Derecho Humano a vivir en Paz, en igualdad de condiciones y elegir una vida digna para sus hijos.

      Apoyo a quien cuida estos derechos humanos.

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    • Silvia Swinden LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Active Nonviolence at its best

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    • David Robertson SATTAHIP, CHONBURI., THAILAND
      • over 2 years ago

      I BELIEVE IN YOUR MOTIVES!!!

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    • Stephanie Krayer LAMPETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      How refreshing to hear at last of an Israeli politician who has not forgotten his ethical, democratic and legal principles and is not afraid to act on them. And how sadly revealing of the moral confusion in Israel today that he should be punished for it instead of applauded. Brave Israelis like this are a credit to their country - unlike their persecutors.

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    • Elisabeth Pardo Belenez EL VENDRELL (TARRAGONA), SPAIN
      • over 2 years ago

      For the peace and the social justicy.

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