IF YOU CARE ABOUT ISRAEL, SILENCE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION!
As the year 2017 approaches, marking 50 years of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Israel stands at a crossroad. The present situation is disastrous. The prolonged occupation is inherently oppressive for Palestinians and fuels mutual bloodshed. It undermines the moral and democratic fabric of the State of Israel and hurts its standing in the community of nations.
Our best hope for the future – the surest path toward security, peace, and prosperity – lies in a negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that will result in the establishment of an independent Palestinian State alongside the State of Israel.
We call upon Jews around the world to join with Israeli partners for coordinated action to end the occupation and build a new future, for the sake of the State of Israel and the generations to come.
Signed by 500 eminent Israelis, including:
Shaul Arieli, Colette Avital, Elie Barnavi, Michael Ben-Yair, David Broza, Avrum Burg, Orly Castel-Bloom, Naomi Chazan, Yael Dayan, Akiva Eldar, Moshe Gershuni, Amos Gitai, David Grossman, David Harel, Eva Illouz, Daniel Kahneman, Dani Karavan, Amia Lieblich, Savyon Liebrecht, Alon Liel, Avishai Margalit, Ruchama Marton, Ronit Matalon, Sami Michael, Amram Mitzna, Ohad Naharin, Achinoam Nini, Amos Oz, Frances Raday, Michal Rovner, Alice Shalvi, Shimon Shamir, Joshua Sobol, Iftach Spector, Zeev Sternhell, Gila Svirsky, David Tartakover, Micha Ullman, Haim Yavin, Moshe Zuckermann