Jews and Palestinians to PM Malcolm Turnbull: bring Manus Island's refugees here

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Jews and Palestinians share a long history as a refugee people.

We, the undersigned, agree on this as Jews and as Palestinians: we support the 600 refugees on Manus Island with every ounce of our identity and every page of our history.

We condemn, in the strongest terms, the Australian government's actions, negligence and failure to uphold its humanitarian and legal obligations at Manus Island, Nauru, and it’s many other illegal detention camps.

Palestinian refugees have kept their status as a stateless people for the longest out of any group in the world today.

Over the decades, the Jewish people have also been exiled and made refugees from hundreds of countries. Australia is a monument to this, as it calls itself home to the most Holocaust survivors per capita out of any country besides Israel.

We call on our diaspora communities in Australia to come together and do everything we can to support those who share our story as refugees on Australian soil.

We must commit to keeping our duty to protect the human rights of those who seek refuge on our shores. Let us not repeat history, but let us make history now.

The Australian government must grant freedom to all of Manus Island's refugees, and must safely settle them within its borders immediately



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