Forever reblog, Allahouma ounsour ikhwana fi koulli makan ya Rab l’alameen ❤✊
In shaa allah Palestine will be free soon !
AS JEWISH survivors and descendants of survivors of the Nazi genocide, we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world
We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians, and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia
Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to promote blatant falsehoods used to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water
We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!
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(for signatories click the link below)
What you can do
If you are a survivor of the Nazi genocide or a descendent of survivors and would like to add your name to this statement, click here and scroll to the bottom of the document to fill in your name and information.
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Despite everything, Gaza keeps ticking because the women there make ends meet, one way or another. Where there are power outages, cold mineral clay helps keep fruits and vegetables cool for long-term storage. Where there is no cooking fuel, old adobe ovens unused for a generation are fired up anew. Recipes like maya wi basala (“water and onions”) are invented to evoke familiar tastes with the few ingredients provided by humanitarian rations, which largely omit the familiar grains and olive oils of the traditional Palestinian diet. Every edible thing is taken advantage of to the utmost: weeds like purslane are simmered into savory stews, scraps give new life as stuffing and chicken wings produce rich broths.
What results is not the subsistence gruel of sadness and resignation but a cry of culinary defiance: We will eat our bright, rich, piquant foods and know who we are and remember where we come from. We will take care of each other, love life and not be erased."
NYC Rally for Gaza & March on the UN (8.9.14)
On Saturday August 9th there was another rally for Palestine in NYC. This was another tremendous show of force and thousands of people attended. We marched from Columbus Circle to the United Nations, and these are some faces from the event.
More Pictures: HERE