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Petitioning Foreign Minister of Australia Senator Bob Carr and 1 other
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Foreign Minister of Australia
Senator Bob Carr
Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian Government
Peter Sawczak

Urge Israel to abandon the forced relocation of 40,000 Bedouins.

We need to let Israel know we are horrified that a transfer plan based on nothing more than ethnic identity is even under consideration.The passing of the first reading of the Prawer Plan threatens disaster for the Bedouin people, and is a sad day for all who believe in justice, equality, and human rights.

Sen Carr, you, your prime minister Rudd, government and your party have repeatedly and vigorously reaffirmed your commitment to strengthening your friendship with Israel its abysmal human rights record notwithstanding. I urge you to use your influence to warn Knesset members from taking further steps forward, while there is still time to avoid this human rights catastrophe.

 


Letter to
Foreign Minister of Australia Senator Bob Carr
Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian Government Peter Sawczak

Dear Senator Bob Carr
The Israeli Knesset just approved the first reading of the Prawer Plan, which would initiate the forced relocation of 40,000 Bedouin people (Israeli citizenship notwithstanding), and the destruction of dozens of villages.
The Prawer Plan threatens disaster for the Bedouin people, and is a sad day for all who believe in justice, equality, and human rights.

You, your new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, government and your party have repeatedly and vigorously reaffirmed your undying friendship with Israel its abysmal human rights record notwithstanding. I urge you to use your influence to warn Israel from taking further steps forward, while there is still time to avoid this human rights catastrophe.