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Petition to Chris Rock

Chris Rock, boycott apartheid Israel

We know that you're opposed to being regarded as a role model, but it's also undeniable that your voice reaches wider than most. We write to you, asking that you heed the Palestinian call and cancel your show in Israel.In the past two years, Israel has executed over 400 Palestinians in the streets of the West Bank. Approximately a fourth of them were children. Mass arrests have risen to over 6000 prisoners at any given time, including over 200 child prisoners, and 500 prisoners held without charge, trial, or release. All Palestinian prisoners in Israel's prisons are subject to systemic ill-treatment, arbitrary fines, medical neglect, beatings, and torture. House demolition has doubled since last year, including whole villages, leaving over a thousand people homeless, over half of them children. Gaza is still under a debilitating siege. Two million people, over 50% of them children, crammed into 365 square kilometres, with power outages of up to 18-22 hours a day, 95% of the water undrinkable, civilian infrastructure devastated, including hospitals, schools, places of worship, and other institutions. Over 40% are unemployed, 80% of the population rely on humanitarian aid to cover their very basic needs, including food, basic education, basic health care, shelter, blankets, mattress or cooking stoves. The United Nations has declared in July 2017 that despite its public predictions that Gaza will be 'unliveable' by 2020, it has in fact been unliveable for years. 'Unliveable' has been defined by the UN as "effectively not enough resources for people to survive". Israel's restrictions on movement trap the population inside, without recourse to search for better living conditions than it is providing. Within Israel itself, Palestinian citizens- over 20% of Israelis- are subject to a system of over 60 discriminative laws, decades-long processes of systematic, de-development, gentrification, ghettoisation, and impoverishment that results in an infant mortality rate three times as higher than Israel's Jewish citizens. Persecution of Palestinian political parties, parliamentarians, and public servants, escalates, while Israeli-Jewish politicians and public figures continue their unabated incitement to genocide against the indigenous Palestinian minority, with brutal results often meted out by Israeli civilians as well as armed forces. Lastly, Israel has denied Palestinian refugees- the biggest group of refugees in the world- their right to return to their homeland, in accordance to international law and international resolutions, all the while continuing, to this day, to seize their land, and expel them from their homes. Chris, it is Israel's explicit policy to use culture as a tool for state propaganda. Part of this is paying international artists unheard of sums of money in order to polish its image abroad and distract from its massive crimes against the indigenous Palestinian people. We don't ask you to do anything extraordinary, nor do we ask you to lead. We only ask you not to lend your name to Israel's apartheid.

Boycott from Within
3,455 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to United Nations

JÉRUSALEM DOIT ÊTRE NOMMÉE CAPITALE INTERNATIONALE DE LA FOI, indépendante des politiques

Aux dirigeants de ce monde: en 1947, il fut stipulé que JÉRUSALEM devait être et demeurer "Corpus separatum" (Latin pour "entité indépendante/séparée"), indépendante de tout État. Ceci n'a jamais été respecté et cette ville trois fois sainte n'a cessé d'être déchirée entre Israël et Palestine.Les Nations Unies ont aujourd'hui l'OBLIGATION de garantir la paix et de faire respecter la loi, préservant ainsi JÉRUSALEM et la nommant CAPITALE DE LA FOI pour les chrétiens, les musulmans et les juifs. Si rien n'est fait, si cette cité n'est pas reconnue au plan international comme capitale de la foi, guerre et morts seront le quotidien de ce monde.AIDEZ-NOUS A EMPÊCHER QUE CELA N'ARRIVE ! JÉRUSALEM DOIT ÊTRE UNE ENCLAVE PROTÉGÉE, INDÉPENDANTE DE TOUT ÉTAT, DE TOUTE POLITIQUE ! To the leaders of this world: in 1947, it was stipulated that JERUSALEM shall be and remain "Corpus separatum" (Latin for "separated body"), independant from ANY state... it has never been enforced and this three-times saint town was torn apart by Israel and the Palestine.The United Nations today have an OBLIGATION to preserve peace, and to enforce the initial text, thus preserving JERUSALEM as THE CAPITAL of FAITH for christians, muslims and jews. If nothing is done, if this city is not called INTERNATIONAL SAINT CAPITAL OF FAITH, war and death will prevail in our world. HELP US PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING!  JERUSALEM MUST BE A PROTECTED ENCLAVE, NOT DEPENDENT ON ANY STATE, NOT DEPENDENT ON ANY POLITICS!

Mélanie FONTALBE
6 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Tammy Duckworth, Dick Durbin, Mike Pence

Donald Trump should not relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem

On Wednesday, December 6th, President Donald Trump officially announced that he would be relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which he believes is the capital of Israel.   This undermines the legitimacy of the Palestinians, which leaves them stateless and unable to live peacefully on a land in which they have claims.   This move will also cause a lot of unrest, and will ruin relations with many countries in the Middle East. Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 War with Syria, Egypt and Jordan; the western half of the holy city had been captured in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem put the entire city under Israeli control. However, Israeli occupation and control is not internationally recognized by any country, including the United States.  In the 1948 war, Zionist forces took control of the western half of the city and declared the territory part of its state.  During the 1967 war, Israel captured the eastern half of Jerusalem, which was under Jordanian control and annexed it by extending Israeli law, bringing it directly under its control, which violates international law.  In 1980, Israel passed the Jerusalem Law, stating that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.  In response, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 478 in 1980, declaring the law void.  This annexation violates international law, which outlines that an occupying power does not have sovereignty in the territory it occupies. Millions of Palestinians are dying and do not have access to food, water, or basic resources.  They are not granted Israeli citizenship and need a work visa in order to be able to reside in Jordan.  They are left stateless and continue to suffer.  There are several restrictions on human rights.  Sign for humanity.  Sign for peace.  Sign to make the world a better place.

Fatima Ala
449 supporters