Diaspora Jews Join Israelis in a Partnership to End the Occupation
SISO (Save Israel Stop Occupation) is a new initiative of prominent Israeli individuals and organizations who have joined with Jewish leaders from around the world in a sense of urgency about Israel's future.
June 2017 will mark 50 years that the Israeli democracy maintains military rule over millions of Palestinians. This situation is disastrous not just for Palestinians but for Israelis as well. The prolonged military occupation poses a very real threat to their safety and well-being, and undermines the moral and democratic fabric of Israel and its standing in the community of nations.
500 of Israel's leading artists, intellectuals and public figures have issued a call to the Diaspora to work with us to end the occupation. SISO is organizing a response to this call and requests your support to build a movement for the end of the occupation in its fiftieth year.
We, the undersigned, endorse the urgent call by hundreds of eminent Israelis to work together to end Israel's military rule over the Palestinians, now entering its fiftieth year.
Like the Israelis, we believe that those who care about Israel cannot remain silent at this critical juncture.
We agree that a negotiated agreement ending the occupation is necessary for Israel's security and for the freedom, justice, peace and equality envisioned in Israel's Declaration of Independence.
We appeal to others within our communities to join us in speaking out and taking action to end the occupation – for the sake of Israel, for the sake of the Palestinians, and for the sake of the universal and Jewish values we hold dear.
In the words of the Prophet Isaiah: For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.
The Diaspora Jews Join Israelis in a Partnership to End the Occupation petition to Israeli Government was written by SISO and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.