Monthly Archives: January 2013

Additional Endorsers and Statements of Support: 570+

JFPROR tinyurlNote: This list will be periodically updated. *Indicates organizational endorsement. All other affiliations shown for identification only.

Additional discussion posted at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/palestinian-right-return.html

Initial JFPROR statement: https://jfpror.wordpress.com/founding-statement/

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Henry Lowi (IDF veteran)

Mark Berman, Playwright, signing as an individual.
In solidarity.

Devon Nola, political and social justice activist

*Medhat Abbas Bioinformatician, Activist and the Director of the (Egyptiske Kultur Senter I Norge)

Rhonda Lumley, Pensacola, self

Sharron Ward, London

Rosalie Riegle, Evanston, IL, 60201, USA, Neighbors for Peace

Naomi Isaacs, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Ms.
I have been hoping for the peaceful reintegration of all inhabitants of this area since 1967.

Mark Kilian, Alkmaar, Nederland, Internationale Socialisten Netherlands

Don Anderson, Lebanon, Oregon USA, Vietnam Veteran
In Solidarity with Palestinians and their right to have safe homes and neighborhoods, wherever they choose to live.

Amanda jOY Sidell, Chicago, IL USA

Mayyada, Toronto, ON, Canada

Roland Rance, London, Jews Against Zionism

Jed Brandt, Brooklyn, NY, Occupied Media

Sean Mohsin, Chicago, IL  USA

Belal Bahader, South Orange, NJ, USA, Writer, Activist- Seton Hall University
We need to break the knowledge barriers of the powerful Zionist movement that is brainwashing its sympathizers and what way is better than having Muslims, Jews, Christians and all other religious and political representatives stand up for the injustice that is clear to the people all over the world. Thank you for all who are organizing this, and may this result in a free and peaceful Palestine.

waldo mermelstein, sao paulo
The 65 years elapsed since the Partition of Palestine has meant the exclusion of the majority of the Palestinian population from their lands and homes and this right is the main issue for peace. By stating that we are in favor or their rights, the descendant of Jewish parents, be they religious or atheists as is my case, state before the world that the State of Israel does not act on our behalf. In my case it is also a renouncement to my “right of return” that the Zionists offer to me. For Israeli Jews this act is part of the struggle for their own freedom, because a people who oppresses another one cannot be free!

Veronica Golos, Taos, NM, USA, Poet

ada bilu, jerusalem

Terri Knoll, Tampa, FL USA, A Christian American
Having been raised in a Zionist mindset, I had always been disturbed about “chosen people”. With the impact of the internet now and being able to talk to Palestinian Christians and others living in the occupation, I realize Zionism is racist and genocide. I stand with all people in Palestine that want to live together in harmony. As an American taxpayer, I am active in voicing my opinion about funding Israel’s military with my taxes. I totally support the right of return.

HELGRIT BRUCE, LAUNAC FRANCE

Bilal Billy Gibbons, London UK

Brittney Little, Toms River, New Jersey, United States of America, Students for Liberty

Al Kovnat, Bensalem, Pa, USA, Vietnam Vets Againts the War OSS, and Veterans for Peace

Nicholas Jewitt, Bangor, Wales, UK, Quaker

Ahndrea, Chicago, SJP, Free Palestine!

Dr Nasir Khan, Oslo, Dr, historian, peace  activist

Lee Jenkins, Sterling, VA, USA, Deputy General Counsel with Howard University,
We must have a resolution.  Two states, existing equally.  Both need security.

Rick Burgess, Anglesey, Bangor & Ynys Mon Peace and Justice Group

Ramsey Judah, Los Angeles, CA, Activist and Immigration Rights Attorney

Marian Larsen, Odense, Denmark, Retired

Mark Klein, Toronto, Canada

Renen, Tel Aviv, Boycott from within

Barry Trachtenberg, Albany, NY United States, Historian

*Migna Khan, West New York, NJ, ADVOCATES FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Nadine Brennan, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.
From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!

Susie Kneedler, USA
As Jews of conscience, we call on all supporters of social justice to stand up for Palestinian Right of Return and a democratic state throughout historic Palestine “ ‘From the River to the Sea’ ” with equal rights for all.”  Thank you from one who is not Jewish or religious, but has faith in humanity.

Audrey Bomse, USA, National Lawyers Guild, Free Gaza

Sally Hinshaw, Columbus, OH United States, none

Alex Kane, Brooklyn, New York, Assistant Editor, Mondoweiss.net and World editor, AlterNet

Hilton Obenzinger, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Dr. HO, author
No matter what compromise in political terms is negotiated, this right is inviolate. The refugees should have all returned soon after the 1948 war.

John A Imani, Los Angeles, CA

Alan Stolzer

Shaul Hanuka, Mitzpe Ramon, Musician

Ronnie Barkan, Tel-Aviv, Boycott from Within, Equality or nothing.

Dagmar Noble, Weston – super-Mare, Avon, United Kingdoms
I fully support the Palestinian fight for justice, right to return, and end of illegal building by Israeli ‘settlers’ in the occupied territories. The blockade of Gaza must end. Borders to be pre 1967, at least. End all destruction of wells and lands belonging to the Palestinians in the West Bank.

Brooke Lober, Tucson, AZ, PhD Student, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona

najah rammouni, dearborn heights Mi.

Elifelet Sara Der Barambdiker, Jerusalem, Israels.

Aida, no organizational endorsement implied

Katherine Salahi, Oxford

Estee Chandler, Los Angeles, Founding Member, Jewish Voice for Peace, Los Angelels Chapter

Dalit Baum, Israeli feminist teacher and activist

Hannah, London

Richard Marcuse, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices

Julien Ball, San Francisco, CA, International Socialist Organization

Sylvia Schwarz, saint paul, MN, USA, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Bekah Wolf, activist, Co-Founder, Palestine Solidarity Project

Stephen Shenfield, Providence, RI, USA, researcher and translator

Robert A. H. Cohen, Kendal, Cumbria, UK, Micah’s Paradigm Shift

albert meyer, gainesville, Fl., US

Tibby Brooks, New York, NY

Pucci Dellanno, Porterville, CA, Public speaker, music manager

Tony Iltis, Melbourne, Australia, wtiter & activist, Green Left Weekly

Dan Kaplan, Berkeley, CA, USA, Executive Secretary, AFT Local 1493, the San Mateo, CA Community College Federation of Teachers

Rebecca Hom, USA, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network,

Haroon Munir, Watford UK
From a British citizen, I fully back the right of all refugees to rightful return to homeland and place of birth, and to end all occupation and free borders.

Joe Salameh, Brentwood, CA, USA, None

john banks, Las Vegas, NV USA
This is an excellent project. The Palestinians have been deprived of their rights for so long now. It is time for change and he right to return and seek compensation for all the wrongs that have been inflicted on the Palestinians.

Ellen Shatter, Providence, RI, USA

Errol Young, Toronto

Kathy Felgran, Watertown, MA, USA, human being
As members of the family of humanity, we must speak out for justice for all people.  We must put the concept of “chosen people” out of our minds and out of our hearts and follow the golden rule.

Kamran Ghasri, Israel Divestment Campaign http://israeldivestmentcampaign.org/ – CA Green Party

Amy Helfant, activist and worker

Terry Weber, New York, NY USA

Stuart Cryer, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, retired professor and video activist
I am a Canadian Jew who believes in sovereignty and justice for all – especially the people of Palestine and the First Nations of Canada … idlenomore !

Kostas Kounenidakis, Athens, Greece

Rogers Turrentine, Encinitas, CA, USA, WGAwest

Caroline Picker, Phoenix

Menahem

Ron Strand, Vancouver, Canada, Mister

Daniella Liebling, Brooklyn, NY

sparrow, Berkeley, CA,USA, Lawyer/Labor Union Delegate; Industrial Workers of the World; ISM-NorCal

Sam Simpson, Cork, Ireland

Freda Guttman, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Tadamon!

Pauline Pan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine

Nicole Gevirtz, Voorhees, NJ
From the river to the motherfuckin sea, bitches! L’chaim intifada!

Alice Diane Kisch, Emerryville, CA, USA, Jewish Voice for Peace

Liz Roberts, Brooklyn, NY, U.S., War Resisters League

Lilian Wehbe, Marxist; anti-Zionist, anti-imperialist. Pro-Justice, Pro-Palestine Activist.

Jeremy Levinger, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A., Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jeremy Appel, Toronto, ON, SAIA York

yahya nana, “enasia, south africa
When will the Zionist realise that all opression must come to an end. Good allways prevail over evil.

Elise Hendrick, Cincinnati, OH, US, http://meldungen-aus-dem-exil.noblogs.org,

Rebeca Dawson, houston TX 77024, M. D.

Alex Lubin, Beirut, Lebanon, Professor, American University of Beirut

David Howard, Ojai, California

Vincent Calvetti-Wolf, Oakland, CA, TESC Divest!

Ismaeel Abdur-Rasheed, New York, NY, USA, Vietnam Era Veteran

sydda essop, cape town, sydda essop
Thank you for starting this organisation and thank you for believing in Human Rights!

Leora Harris, Brooklyn, NY, USA

ramzy elian

Muna Assaf, Palestine – Ramallah

MARIA VITTORIA, italyi’m with you love all palestina

Deborah Agre, Berkeley, CA, USA, Middle East Children’s Alliance
We cannot undo the crimes of the past but we can do some things to restore and revive justice.

Cecily Michaels, Blaxland, NSW, Australia

Martin Hijmans, Amsterdam, journalist & blogger

Cristina López Ortiz, Barcelona, Spain

Michael Levin, Chicago, IL, USA, Musician

Asaf Kedar, Zochrot

Meredith Pass, Louisville, Kentucky, 40204
I believe that the Palestinians have every right to be treated with equality and dignity.

Israr khan, UK, Dr

Sara Saba, Esq., Princeton, NJ 08540, Attorney and Human Rights Activist

Mannie De Saxe, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, Lesbian & Gay Solidarity, Melbourne
If Jews have an automatic “right of return” to parts of Palestine now called Israel, how much more right of return should Palestinians have who were expelled so that the “new” Palestinians, calling themselves Israelis should have “lebensraum” as the Germans would have said.

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Gail Miller, New York, NY, US, Passenger, U. S. Boat to Gaza – The Audacity of Hope

Amy Druker, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Meg, Manahatta, NY, Dowager

Peter Rachleff, Saint Paul, MN, US, Professor of History, Macalester College

Susan, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace, Susan

Howard Lenow, Sudbury, MA, USA, Union Attorney, Founder American Jews For A Just Peace

Councillor Jonathan Bloch, London England, Councillor

Francine Dumas, Gatineau, Québec, CanadaFree Palestine! Vive la Palestine libre!

Christiane Schomblond, Brussels, Belgium, professor retired from University of Brussels

Abby Lippman, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Professor Emerita, McGill University

Annika Ohlson, Bjärred, Sweden, teacher

Unni Evang, Norway

Judith Norman, San Antonio, TX  USA

mika laiho, pori, finland, ex-peacekeeper, UNIFIL, UNPROFOR, IFOR

Allen Greenberg, New York, NY, USA

Maarten Muskens, Germany, memeber of PK Netherlands

Efa Wulle, Wales, Ms
I thank this Jewish initiative, showing that the Israelic state is wrong to equate Judaism with Zionism

Ben Collins, London, International HIV Partnerships

Steven Flowers, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Change Agent Chicago Cuba Coalition

Salem Mikdadi, China
As a Palestinian American it is very heartwarming to read this declaration. It gives a glimpse of hope for those unfortunate stateless people languishing in refugee camps for 4 generations.

helaine meisler, JewsSayNo!, Middle East Crisis Response

Dr. Terri Ginsberg, New York, NY, USA, film scholar; Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism

*Comite de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino, Ica, Peru, Comite de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino, Por PAZ, JUSTICIA, LIBERTAD y DERECHO AL RETORNO.
¡PALESTINA RESISTE!
¡PALESTINA VENCERA
¡VIVA PALESTINA LIBRE!”

Marilyn Hacker, Paris, France, poet, translator and editor,

Helen Holt ZUCKERMAN, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Racheli Gai, Tucson, Arizona, United States, Tucson Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace
This is an essential part of any serious effort to reach a lasting just peace.

Rima Berns-McGown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Writer and Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto at Mississauga
The only Judaic solution — one that allows Jews to live according to their own religious imperatives — is one state with equal rights for all, and that enshrines the rights of Palestinians to return to their land.

Arifa Goodman, San Cristobal, NM USA
Zionism is inherently undemocratic and acts to undermine the overarching truth: that we are all one people with the essential right to live on this beautiful earth in peace, freedom, safety and happiness. The artificial division of peoples into races, ethnicities, nationalities and religious affiliations is the single most egregious source of suffering in the world. Thank you for boldly standing up to redress this horrific error called Zionism.

Ed, Jax, Fl U.S.

MIchael V. Hugo, Mundelein, Illinois USA, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Clinical Social Worker
I am heartened by the many Jews who have signed onto this document. Though not Jewish I am married to a Jew for over 30 years and I know that the Zionist philosophy and its practice has little to do with the practice of Judaism as espoused in Sacred Scripture and lived out by Jews for centuries.

Philip Englehard, Macclesfield, United Kingdom, Citizen of the UK,

Jean R. Goldman, Miami Beach,FL, United States of America, Women in Black,

Rachel Lea, student

Sterling Rand, Eugene OR USA

Ned Rosch

silvio augusto de carvalho, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Professor

Pier Luigi Barberini, Civitella S: Paolo IT

Samantha Wischnia, New York, NY, NYU SJP

Kamal Hassan, Grants Pass, Oregon,USA
I will never give up my right to return to my home land Palestine, Haifa home town.

*cy & lois swartz, Philadelphia Pa, Grandparents for Peace in the Middle East

Robby Martin, Dublin Ireland

*Janet Klecker, Sonoma, CA, USA, Sonoma Valley Peace & Justice
Our group is committed to Peace and Justice cooperating with Muslim, Jewish, Christian and non-religious believers to bring about awareness and activism regarding the Palestinian/Israeli situation.

Rebecca Anshell Song, Redmond, WA, USA

Bill Risebero, London, PSC member and Friend of Alrowwad UK

Eric Carwardine, Thornlie, Western Australia
To see both the Right of Return and the single-state concept combined in the same policy is truly inspiring.

Ramy Abdeljabbar, Paterson, NJ. USA

Roger Tucker, Eronga, Michoacan, Mexico, Publisher, One Democratic State

Maxine Fookson, Portland, Oregon, Jewish Voice for Peace
“As a nurse on a medical delegation, I travelled to Gaza twice last year.  I am horrified, as a health provider, as a human being and as a Jew at the brutality of the Israeli occupation.  I am honored to join with others in signing this statement supporting justice for Palestine. ”

brenda barnard, brighton UK

Brenda Lewis, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Activist, child of Holocaust survivor

Mirna Miranda, LaPorte, CO USA, U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation
In solidarity until liberation, justice and peace for Palestine!

Craig Fulton, England

Jennifer Selwyn

Steve Kowit, San Diego, California, USA, American poet. Professor emeritus, Southwestern College
A “Jewish state” is as malignant a concept as an “Aryan state.” The entirety of the Palestinian homeland was stolen: all of it belongs to the Palestinian people. Justice and peace require the right of return of the dispossessed Palestinians and their heirs as full and immediate citizens of the state, with due compensation paid by the current illegitimate state and by the complicit United Sates. Until then a total boycott of the colonialist state of Israel (all of it is occupied Palestinian territory) by the nations of the world, the real international community.

Bette Jones, Oxford, Oxfrordshire, UK, Ms. (signatory of JfJfP, and member of Network of Oxford Women (NOW) for Jusatice & Peace).

Michael Richter, München, Deutschland

Francisco Caballos, Seville, Spain/SefaradAlAndalus, Rojo

*Reverend Andy Hird, santa fe, Awaken To Humanity, ITS THE HUMAN WAY.

Eamon Bradley, Derry

Steve Goldfield, Ph.D., Oakland, CA, USA, Former chair, Palestine Solidarity Committee, former editor, Palestine Focus, author, activist
I like the statement. However, I would add that political Zionism is also racist against Jews since it embodies the anti-Semitic view that Jews do not belong in the countries of their birth.

Naomi Binder Wall, Torontom, Ontario, Canada

Matthew Taylor, Berkeley, CA, USA, founding member, Young Jewish and Proud group within Jewish Voice for Peace

David Moshman, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Professor of educational psychology and intellectual freedom blogger
I am Jewish under Israeli law and thus Israel recognizes my “right of return” (but not that of Palestinians) even though neither I nor any of my parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents has ever lived there.  This is morally absurd.

Martha H. Katz, Youngstown, Ohio USA

*Adrienne Weller, Seattle, WA, USA, Freedom Socialist Party
The Freedom Socialist Party was cofounded by Clara Fraser, a socialist feminist Jew, and we have always worked for Palestinian rights. Israel misrepresents itself as speaking for all Jews, and appropriates the Holocaust to excuse its crimes. As a US Jew I feel a responsibility to speak out against US funding and support that permits Israel to continue to murder Palestinians and to endanger its Arab and Jewish residents.

Henry Norr, Berkeley

Shey, San Diego, SDSU

Patrick Jay, Colorado Springs, Occupy Colorado Springs

Elizabeth Block, Toronto, ON, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices

Captain Wajkih Asi, Los Angeles,California,USA
“We are visitors on this EARTH we call home for our life span of 60 to 80 years and hopefully we leave it in peace as we depart. Why can’t we enjoy it and leave it intact to our children to enjoy and take care of as we did !
I strongly believe that your religion is a contract between you and your creator if you believe in one, but HOME/EARTH is for all of us to share peacefully.
LIVE and LET LIVE”

Irena Klepfisz, Dr.

Linda Rogers, Llangoed, Ynys Mon, Wales, Bangor and Ynys Mon Peace and Justice Group

Ian Cuthbertson, UK

Robert Krikourian

Savdah manjra, Toronto, Ms.

Peter Reid, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, humanitarian

Alicia Fdez Gómez, Asturias

*Soraya Boyd, London, England, Great Britain, Organization: Facilitate Global
Having been brutally displaced and dispossessed since the creation of Israel, all refugee and diaspora Palestinians must be able to return to their homeland, in all of historic Palestine if they so choose. The Right of Return to their indigenous land is to be and must be seen to be exercised by all Palestinians. Each and every Palestinian is entitled to decide whether he or she wishes to exercise That Right. The right to exercise That Right is not a privilege.

Stephen Kerpen, Individual

arthur leahy, Ireland

David Ehrens, Dartmouth, MA, USA

Elsie Dean, Burnaby, BC Canada, Women Elders in Action WE*ACT Society   We need to stand together for peace and justice for all peoples.

JOHN TAULBEE, Fort Wayne IN.

Carl Freeman, France

Jennifer Grossbard

Helga Mankovitz, Kingston, ON, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices

Margot Salom, Brisbane Australia, Just Peace for Palestine, Something I can do.

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Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Esslingen, Germany

Cheyl A. Rubenberg, Boca Raton, FL USA, Professor (retired)

Rachel Lederman, San Francisco, CA, USA, attorney

Stewart Robinson, Cleve Hts., Ohio, USA

Daniel Carnie, Los Angeles
I am part of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA.

Harry Feldman, Blogger

Peter Sporn, Oak Park, Illinois, USA, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Grahame Perkins, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Deutschland
Everybody has a right to their own homeland and that right can not be stolen from them . How can Israel expect Palestinians to respect their ( Israeli ) rights when they do not respect Palestinian rights.

milagros Ahmad, clermont

Tamar Yaron, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel, founder & moderator: Encounter-EMEM for international Israel-Palestine peace activities – groups.yahoo.com/group/Encounter-EMEM

Peter Purich, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Barry Weisleder, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, federal secretary, Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste, Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste

pim wiersinga, Rotterdam NLmale, 58

Michael mc allister, Belfast , Ireland, Founder of Ché scholarship. Bethlehem university

Sid Shniad, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Member national steering committee, Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Marlene Newesri, New York City, Justice Activist
While I define myself strictly as a spiritual human being and not guided by any religion, if I lived during the Nazi era, I would have lost all my rights and eventually been put on a train because I would have met the criteria of who was defined as a Jew.  However, according to Israel’s definition of who is defined as a Jew,I am entitled to privileged rights so I can be part of the oppressors,, and throw the Palestinians under a bus while robbing them of all their just rights simply because they do not meet the same criteria.  These hideous ideologies are two sides of the same coin and should be totally rejected by anyone who claims to have any ethics. May the Palestinians return home soom to what is rightfully theirs,  and I hope that I can rejoice with them on that beautiful day.  Long Live Palestine!

margaret o’bryan, Australia

Elfriede Krutsch, 13503 Berlin – Germany

Noa Shaindlinger, Toronto, CanadaPhD candidate, Department of Near and Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

Susan Kadray, London, Ontario, Canada

Gabriel M Schivone, Tucson, ad hoc steering committee member, National Students for Justice in Palestine

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Oakland, Journalist

Jonathan Cohen, College Park

Cathy Gulkin, Toronto, ON, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

Gary Fields, San Diego, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Harris Kornstein, San Francisco, CA, US, Graduate Student, UC Santa Cruz

Ray Bergmann, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Palestinian and Jewish Unity

daniel marlin

zachary klein, boston, ma. Usa, Author

Ruth Bader, Australia, German-Jewish/Australian, daughter of Holocaust survivors

Marta Szedlak, Australia

Boris Ran, Dallas, TX

William Bailey, Kaneohe HI USA

Beverly Stuart, Seattle, WA, USA

Marcus Christain Hansen, Alstead, NH, USA, Citizen

Martha Roth, Vancouver BC, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices
What is so hard to understand about the R 2 R? Yet I find myself explaining again and again to well-meaning propaganda victims that it is a an absolute necessity before any settlement can be reached…

Sophia Ponders, los angeles, Interfaith worker

Jeff Warner, La Habra Heights, CA, USA

Kim Klausner, San Francisco, CA USA

ismail Hammad, fairfield-Ca-usa 94534

Mr. Blair M. Phillips, St. Catharines, Ont., Canada
Reading the 2007 “Primer” by Phyllis Bennis entitled, “Understanding the Palestinian-Israel Conflict” helped me a lot in understanding what was happening. Then I read Dr. Norman Finkelsteins 2000 book, “The Holocaust Industry” and was sad for Jews and dissappointed with Zionists.

Kathy Lessuck, Providence, RI, US

Eugene Marner, Franklin, NY

Ralph Schoenman, Vallejo, CA. USA, Author: Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mya Shone, Vallejo, CA USA, Author: Hidden History of Zionism and other works Zionism and other works

Judith Weisman, Toronto, On., Canada, Independent Jewish Voices, Not in Our Name

Ur Shlonsky, Geneva, Switzerland

Karen, Illinois

Marc Etlin, New York, NY, USA

Stephen Aberle, Vancouver, BC Canada, Member, Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)

Lillian Laskin, Los Angeles, Organization, LA  Jews for Peace

Jean Day, Seattle  WA   USA

*Jamal Daoud, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Organization, Viva Palestina Australia

Nada Elia, Seattle WA, Professor, Antioch University

medea benjamin, Washington DC, codirector, codepink

Marty Goodman, New York, New York, Former Executive Board member of the Transnport Workers Union Local 100

Stuart Ward, Bangkok, Thailand, Chairperson, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand

Tony Nicholas, Sydney, Australia

Joshua Beth

Peter Lippman, USA

Dan Read, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
The Jewish state in its current form is an unacceptable impediment to the full enjoyment and safeguarding of universal human rights. So long as it continues to exist in its currently militaristic, prejudiced, and zionist form the cause of all freedom loving peoples is eroded.

*roger dittmann, United States, Organization, CSU, Fullerton, Scientists without borders
Respect for the rule of law is a foundation of peace, justice, and civilization itself.

Neta Golan, Palestinian Territories, ISM

Terry Greenberg, Vancouver, Canada
The Zionist notion that the so-called “Bnei Menasche”, recently-converted Mizo tribespeople, whose ancestors were recently headhunters on the India-Burma border, should have a right to settle anywhere in Israel/Palestine and that Palestinian do not have this right is so ludicrous it makes you want to cry for what the Jewish people have become.

Sharon Goldberg, Surrey, BC Canada, Community activist

Johan Viljoen, South Africa

enzo apicella, london u.k., FCSD/ cartoonist

Jeffrey, California
As a Jew  I saw my people blame the German people of knowing of the camps ,but doing nothing, We jews can no longer look the other way, Never gain applies to the Palestinians, do the right thing,  one state is the only way

*LA Jews for Peace, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Fanny-Michaela Reisin, Berlin, Germany, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – EJJP Germany

Angelika Schneider, Lilienthal, Germany, German Branch Fellowship of  Reconciliation

Benji de Levie, NetherlandsNed.PalestinaKomitee, docP, St Nederland-Gaza, St Palestina, PalestinaKomRotterdam

Nancy J. Bell, Rossville, GA, United States Student Ambassador for Peace to Israel (1978)
The harm that has been done to the Palestinian people since 1948 can never be undone but there is hope that the future of the Palestinian people be returned for the sake of their children and continuance as a people, a culture, a history and a nation. Citizens of the United States would never allow this treatment of its own citizens and should not be willing to allow it for the Palestinians. The most recent attacks on Gaza are nothing short than another step toward an attempted genocide and should NOT be supported or condoned by free peoples of the world.

Lamia Abbas, Atlanta

Shir Hever, Goettingen, Germany, AIC

Mical Nelken, London, student

John O’Brien, Sydney, Australia, Dr

si neumann, Cairo- Egyptartist

Kaj Ohrnberg, Helsinki, Finland, historian

sue goldstein, Toronto, Canada, Women in Solidarity with Palestine (WSP)

Paula McPheeters

Larry Zweig, Fürth, Germany, Solidarität International e.V. Germany
“ב””ה Zionism, like so many other Blind-Nationalist ideas is automatically racist. What makes it different for me, as a Jew, is that it is anti-semetic. People before Profits. Prophets before Profits.

Ursula Peters, Germany

Glenn Shelton, Detroit, Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice

Samuel Farber, New York Cirty, Author

Neil Gordon, Paris, France, Author

Liron Mor, United States, cornell Students for Justice in Palestine

Frances Bernstein, Leeds

Jennifer Loewenstein, Madison, WI, Faculty & Programming Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The right to return shouldn’t even be up for discussion. It’s enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Israel – among many other states – is a signatory (1948). That we should have to demand this 65 years after the fact shows us how little weight international law and institutions have in the face of rogue states, the leaders of which are the United States and Israel.

Molly Lidz, Philadelphia, PAlabor organizer and fellow, JOIN for Justice

Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, LondonChair, British Committee for the Universities of Palestine

Deena Stryker, Philadelphia, PA, USA, www.otherjones.com

Mark Lickerman, Chicago Il  US Amr.
It is the just, moral and Jewish thing to do!

Neil Mulholland, Ireland

Marie Mouradi, East Greenwich, RI, USA

Adah Kay

Roberta Olimpi

Warren Keller, Clearwater, FL, USA

Diego Siragusa, Biella  (Italy), witer, author of the book “Il terrorismo impunito”, Zambon editore

Ghada Karmi, London, UK Research Fellow., University of Exeter, UK
An excellent statement which gets at the heart of the Palestinian cause. All people of conscience must sign it.

Steve Terry, Brooklyn, NY Criminal defense attorney

Abe Hayeem, United Kingdom, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine

Sarah Ducker, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England

Alexander R. DeSantiago, Stockton, CA., USA

Peter Roth, Stockholm, Sweden

David Comedi, Tucumán, Argentina

Marian Feinberg, Bronx, NYRetired health care worker

Margaret Leicester, Albuquerque

Benjamin Baker, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Doctoral candidate, University of Pennsylvania

paul bouwmeester, Elgin, Illinois, USA

Annette Herskovits, Berkeley, California, USA
Holocaust survivor, writer, and activist

Elena Cal, Brussels

maria cal

Sallye Steiner Bowyer

Mohammed Jaradat, Torrance,California , USA
Anti-Zionists, It’s time for the Jewish people to stand up against their government , and allow Palestinians to live in peace and harmony in two states ( Palestine and Israel ).

Cynthia Franklin, Honolulu, HI 96816, Professor of English, Univ. of Hawaii

Melanie Lazarow, Australia, Librarian, University of Melbourne
I have learned over time of the dispossession and plight of the Palestinian people so different from the myth I was taught. My solidarity.

Katherine M Metres, Silver Spring, MD, USA, writer entrepreneur

Despite everything, the Palestinians continue to inspire me with their tenacity, resilience, good humor, and capacity for love across boundaries.

Kevin Ovenden, London, Britain, Palestine solidarity activist and member of theRespect Party
Dear friends
Congratulations on a superb initiative. I cannot sign this as a Jew, as I am not. But I wish to register my endorsement of your efforts and I am also circulating this to the relevant colleagues and friends who will wish to sign it directly. Well done – forwards to peace and justice, without which there can be no peace. Kevin Ovenden

Katrina Mayer, leeds, uk, jewish socialist & anti-zionist

Alexei Folger, San Francisco, CA USA, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area

Cindy Newman, Los Angeles, California USA

Adam Levenstein

Shaban Mahamoud El -Hellou, gaza, Palestine, Palestinian
we need our land back to us ….we have the right of return …..one day we will be back to our homeland …..sooner or later, we are back again

*Suzanne Weiss, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Organization, Not In Our Name (NION)
Jews Opposing Zionism, Not In Our Name – NION – Jews Opposing Zionism stands against Israeli apartheid; for the right of Palestinians to return to their homelands; Equal rights for Palestinians in Israel; Against the occupation of Arab lands including tearing down the spearation wall and freeing Palestinian political prisoners; Support to Palestinian Civil Society Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights.

Mehraz Shahabi, Bristol, UK,
There would be no just resolution and lasting peace in the Middle East without the recognition of the Palestinians right of return.

Susan Pashkoff, London, Great Britain, Dr

Steve Quester, Brooklyn, NY, USA teacher

jake javanshir, toronto Canada

Marsha Steinberg, United States, BDS LA for Justice  in Palestine
It is racist to conflate Israel with Jews. My Bubbie raise me that way.

Laura Tillem, Wichita

Leah Levane, London, member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians
This is an excellent initiative..te right of return is fundamental and has been recognised as such in UN resolutions.  It seems to express somehow a very direct recognition of Palestinians’ rights and so is really an action of solidarity. The fear that there cannot then be a Jewish State if Palestinians are of similar or greater numbers highlights for me the inherent racism in any State that declares it is ‘for’ any specific group of people, whether that group is Christian, Muslm, Jewish, Black or White….it cannot be a democratic entity, perhaps at the very best benign second class citizenship for those who are ‘the others’ – so I oppose any states that are for one type of people.  It is also, of course,  a particular injustice here in that the Palestinians were already living there. I would also oppose a Palestinian state that excluded or discrimainated against Jewish people as well, but of course this is Jewish people living as equal citizens and not as colonisers, land and resource grabbers and all the ghastly machinations in place to support that enterprise.

*US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)

Ezyño Ezygual Quemasda, Madrid Spain

*Labor for Palestine

*New York City Labor Against the War

Rosa Kurshan-Emmer, Oakland, California, USA, public school teacher

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Keith Fine, Birmingham, Alabama

Sandra Ruch, Toronto

willi uebelherr, halle/westfalen, germany, supporter of local technical infrastructure

Samira Khoury, Lebanon

Rudy Ruddell, CASTRO VALLEY

Alison Weir, USA, executive director, If Americans Knew

Marlena Santoyo, Philadelphia, Jewish Quaker, Germantown Friends Meeting

B. Ross Ashley, Toronto, ON, Canada, Treasurer, St Paul’s NDP; steering commmittee member, NDP Socialist Caucus; cupporter of teh reproclaimed Fourth International, Not Jewish myself, but a political disciple of Marx, Luxemburg, Trotsky, and Lambert.

Johan A. van der Merwe, George, West Cape, South Africa, Rev. [retired minister of Dutch Reformed Church, South Africa]

Samar Yunis, Florida, USA

Abba A. Solomon, Seattle, Washington, USA, Author of THE SPEECH, AND ITS CONTEXT: Jacob Blaustein’s Speech The Meaning of Palestine Partition to American Jews Given to the Baltimore Chapter, American Jewish Committee, February 15, 1948

Hayley Newman

Cristina López Ortiz, Barcelona, Spain

Kieran Kelly, Aotearoa

Sean Mulligan, Alpharetta, GA, USA

maria cal, vigo-españa

Abraham Melzer, Neu Isenburg, Germany, Publisher and Journalist

Rita Appleby, Grays, Essex, UKs, It is only right and just that Palestinians should be given back their land within the 1967 borders.  Until this takes place I can see no hope of any peace between Israel and Palestine.  Israel is continually flouting International Law by continuing to build on Palestinian lands and thus forcing Palestinians to become refugees in their own country.

Gerald Rozner, Monroe, Mi, USA

Marijke Merel, Utrecht – Netherlands

Zohar Chamberlain Regev, Dúrcal, Granada, Spain

Clint Le Bruyns, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Dr; Director & Senior Lecturer of Theology & Development Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Chuck Scurich, Oakland, CA, United States

Benjamin Silverman, New Jersey, USA, Student, writer

Karim, Woodbury Mn USA

William Leavy, I am not Jewish, but I stand with this statement.

shane, grass valley,ca USA, thanks for speaking out !

Anouche Sherman, London, UK

Jenny Kastner, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dick Reilly, Chicago Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism.

Chloe Meltzer

Scott Linder, Fremont, California, United States, Activist

Richard Forer, Trenton, NJ, USA, Author: Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion – A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Ralph Schoenman, Vallejo, CA USA, author, The Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Mya Shonehone, Vallejo, CA USA, author, The Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Julius Fisher, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abraham Schultz,  Mexico City, Doctor, I wish you a lot of luck!

Aileen

Maxime Touzel, Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada., Human Rights for all

Vaneide, São Paulo – Brazil, Vaneide Olmo

Ahmed Azeddine, Frederiksberg, Denmark, Retired Danish didactic engineering specialist, Teknologist Institut

Elena Klaver, Niwot, CO, It is unjustified and  immoral that I, who have no ties whatsoever to that area, could have a right to return, when people whose immediate family is from there do not have that right.  This is an injustice that might be corrected, and those who have that right should refrain from exercising it until the true indigenous peoples of Palestine can return to their homeland.

Daniel LEVYNE, France, UJFP

Nathan Goldbaum, Chicago, IL US, ISO, Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators, Chicago Teachers Union

Dominique Ventre, Bagnolet, France, French Jewish Union for Peace; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network France

Barbara Thiessen, Kansas City

GUMPEL  GEORGES, GEORGES; France, Membre de l’Union Juive Française pour  la Paix

Dennis Brasky, Millburn, NJ 07041, Profesor – Political Science – Rutgers University

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, London, UK, Founder member, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods

AKIVA  ORR  (MEMBER  OF MATZPEN), ISRAEL, AUTHOR OF  PEACE PEACE AND NP PEACE 1962, ALTHOUGH  THE  STATEMENT  HAS  SOME  INACCURATE HISTORICAL ASSERTIONS  I  SUPPORT  IT – AS A HUMAN BEING  AND  ALSO AS AN

ISRAELI CITIZEN. JEWS AND  ARABS  CAN  –  AND  WILL  –  LIVE TOGETHER AS EQUALS IN  PALESTINE  AS THEY  DID  DURING  THE  GOLDEN  AGE  IN  SPAIN

AND  LATER,  WHEN   MAIMONIDES  WAS SALAH-EL-DIN’s  DOCTOR.

Amanda Sebestyen, London, UK, IJAN UK, JfJfP, JBIG, IJV

Devra Wiseman

Michael Sackin, Leicester, UK, The population explosion of Palestinians and Jews, but especially Palestinians, since 1948 is no excuse to deny Palestinians their right to return.   In fact most Jews deemed it impractical right from the outset.

Riva Joffe, London, U K, Jews Against Zionism

Ben Young, London, UK, The only right and just solution.

Seymour Alexander, Slough, UK, JFJFP

Leslie Safran, London UK

Pam Laurance, LONDON

MLJ, East lansing.

vittorio caroselli, palermo, italy, blogger

Bec Hynek, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Bec Hynek – Socialist Alternative, As a Jewish Anti-Zionist i am increasingly disgusted with the state that claims to stand for all things Jewish. While carrying out ethnic cleansing and colonisation in an Apartheid state, Israel claims to speak for us. This great statement in support of the right of return is important in standing up and saying ‘not in our name’ and ‘never again’.

pat hewett, United States, activist, friends of sabeel

Judith Pecho, Corrales, NM  USA, Peace Activist   R.N. Educator, Stop US support to Israel, no taxes that endorse approval of destruction of men, women and children, their homes and their infrastructure.

Israel must find new leaders, and returns stolen property to Palestinians.

Rick Staggenborg, MD, Coos Bay, Board President, Take Back America for the People

Chuck Scurich, Oakland, CA, United States

Mark Elf, London, UK, Jews sans frontieres

Ellen McGovern, Buderim, QLD, Australia

Dana, Brooklyn,NY, USA

Yossi Schwartz, Haifa Israel, Organization, Internationalist Socialist League, Dear friends

It is a good initiative..It is important that as many anti Zionist Jews will sign the petition.

While have some reservations about some of the formulas you used, that reflect some illusions in the UN, for example, we have no reason not to sign as the overall position  is good , serves  the return of the Palestinian  refugees and to counter act  the Zionist propaganda. In our opinion , the only solution is a socialist revolution by the   Arab working class revolution at the head  of the peasants and poor . We are sure  that the Palestinians will be in  the first line of this revolution  that will form a Palestinian workers state from the river to the sea where the Israeli Jews that will accept it will be granted equal civil rights but not the right to create another separate state. The. section of the Jewish workers that will split from the Zionist movement  like after the Russian revolution, will be part of the new ruling class in the transitional period until socialism and communism -classless society.

joan f rodriguez, san mateo, ca usa, please let there be peace

Diana Neslen, Ilford United Kingdom

Bonnie Walker, Portland, Oregon, USA

Craig Berman, Kampala, Uganda

Michael J Fitzgerald, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA, Head Rower, Chalet Hill Gardens

Jeffrey Monheit, Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

Naomi Woodspring, UK, PSC

David Landy, Dublin, Ireland, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

David Evans, Rochester

Sylvia Laale, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, FAHB-fully alive human being, If we Jews have the right to show up and be citizens in Israel,then it is only just and fair that Palestinians have that right.

We Canadians have always welcomed refugees from places, on occasion, we had not even heard of before violence and genocide drove people from those places to our beautiful shores. This world is big enough to house all our peoples; our hearts need to be big enough to welcome them ‘home’ and then learn how to live in peace and comfort with them.

Linea Johansen, Denmark, Social-and helthcare helper, I wish the palestian to come home

Daniel Fernandes, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Grandson of a brazilian soldier that helped to fought Hitler

Nadia Warrayat, Washington D.C.

Marco Ramazzotti Stockel, Roma, Dr, ECO, Ebrei contro l’Occupazione, I am an Italian Jew, I am not a Zionist, I support the Palestinian Right of Return

Anna Farkas, Rome, Italy, Member, U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice – Rome

Yael Korin, Culver City, California, USA, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Southern California

Deborah Fink, UK, Deborah Fink, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods

Hilde Kristin Ellingsund, Norway

John Spritzler, United States, Editor, http://www.NewDemocracyWorld.org, My ancestors are Jewish; I do not identify as Jewish myself, however.

Adam Balsam, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Member of Independant Jewish Voices Canada

Maggie bagon, Florence Oregon US, Social activist humanrights advocate, We must treat all Palestinians with respect and stop the persecution and bigotry, this is their land too!

Jeff Neff, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Human rights activist

Dr. Susan Curtiss, Los Angeles, Professor, UCLA

Kathy Wazana, Toronto, Documentary Filmmaker. Director, They Were Promised the Sea

Boris Hammerschlag‏, Israel/Occupied Palestine, Member of the Internationalist Socialist League, grandson of holocaust survivors and victims (Dachau), Friend me on Facebook for discussions, visit my favorite website http://www.the-isleague.com

Peter Melvyn, Vienna, Austria, Critical Jewish Voice

Samir Twair, L.A., CA., USA, Journalist, activist, This is the best solution for the Palestinian Cause. And it is the best solution for the Israelis if they want to save themselves and world peace.

Israel can’t survive as an Apartheid state any longer. Once the Arab revolutions and the Arab Spring have started two years ago, Israel Apartheid state has no place among Arab democracies.

To be a Jewish State and democratic can’t go together. Either you are a religious state like Iran or a democratic state like the USA.

Paola Canarutto, Italy

Alice Graner, Mpls, MN, Support the cause

BUD KOOTZER, NY   NY

Rachel Rubin, Chicago, IL, USA

John A Imani, Los Angeles, CA, RAC-LA

Susan Daum, New York,NY, M.D.

Larry Lawson, Tignish, PEI, Canada, I wonder what Americans – or my Canadians, for that matter – would think if the State of Israel had been set up in the middle of the US or Canada and they’d behaved towards us as they have to the Palestinians.

Shaina Greiff, London, UK, Researcher and writer

Eli Marcus, Occupied Palestine, Organization, Internationalist Socialist League

Moran Barir, Jerusalem, Israel, Human Rights Activist

Ernest Rodker, London./on jfjfp contact list

Michael Ryan, Lacoste, France

Walter Daum, New York, NY, USA, League for the Revolutionary Party

Guy St Hialie, Canada, I support the right of return for the Palestinian people.I would also like to state that there should be one state for all,Jewish people,Muslim people ,Christian people and all the other religious organizations,living together in Peace,as it was before 1948.

The new state should be called the Palestine! The people of Israel that live there today would regain respect from the world at large .

David Bragin, United States, Political Activist

pauline laurance, how can we as jews not listen when others are oppressed?

Chuck Scurich, Oakland, CA, United States

Rhona Wyer, Upper Bangor, Bangor & Abglesey Peace & Justice Group, The land is area where anyone should have permission to live and equal rights to do so regardless of race or religion as long as they agree to live in a democratic secular state with equal rights recognised by all then there should be no problem.

The state is a democratic entity in which religion has no place, this should be a matter between wo(man) and their god.

Lily van den Bergh, Amsterdam, Documentary filmmaker & organiser ‘ Women in Black ‘ The Netherlands

Ihsan Ghadieh, mi,usa.

Stephen Landau, White Plains, NY, USA, Translator and Publisher, Equal rights and respect for the dignity of Palestinean men, women and children are sine quibus non for the peace.

Sarah Ebady

H. Kelly Taylor, University City, Mo. USA.

Liz Elkind, Scotland

Langlois Dominique, Belgium (Hainaut)

Heidi Grunebaum, Cape Town, South Africa

Mehrnaz Shahabi, Bristol, UKs

FedericoHomestead, Fl. USA, Economist

Samar Barakat, London

Aaron, London, no organisational endorsement

mariyam mulla, londons Mulla

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, autor and journalist, Germany, Palestinian right of Return an one State foe all ethnics, no apartheid jewish State anymore, For a free State for all ethnics, stop the jewish apartheid! Palestine must be free from the jordan until….

ADDITIONAL SIGNERS AS OF 1/20/13:

Mehrdad Shahabi, Tehran

Amanda jOY Sidell, Chicago, IL USA

Maria Galan, SPAIN, Miss, I support this cause with all my heart.

Peter Rachleff, Saint Paul, MN, USA, Professor of History, Macalester College

Arlene Eisen, San Francisco, CA, writer, activist, mother, Zionist settler colonialism is a fundamental violation of the human rights of Palestinian people. It breeds racism, not only against Palestinian people but also against African and other people of color. The settler colonial state sells arms to warlords and dictators throughout the world. US imperialism has its staunchest ally in Israel and Israel, in turn, relies on US military and financial aid for its survival. As a US citizen and Jewish woman, (who has witnessed Israel’s atrocities first hand) I feel a deep responsibility to support the Palestinian peoples’ right to return, a democratic secular state in historic Palestine and the BDS Movement until these goals are won.

enzo apicella, london england U>K>, designer fcsd, AT LAST, JUSTICE !

Jennifer Selwyn, PhD

American Jews For A Just Peace, National US, Organization, American Jews For A Just Peace  (ajjp.org)

Ofer Neiman, Jerusalem, Israel, Israeli citizen

Stephen Kerpen, Portland, OR USA

Francine Korotzer, NYC

Dave Lippman, New York, musician

Burton  Steck, Chicago

sheila delany, vancouver, BC, canada, Dr., Simon Fraser University

Thami Hukwe, South Africa, Organization, Socialist Party of Azania, Socialist Party of Azania, Sopa support the struggle of the Palestineans to return to their homes, lands and the establishment of one secular state. Sopa oppose the two state solution that robs Palestinians of the right to return to their land.

TONY ALI, VANCOUVER, Let’s ALL live together. No one is better than the other.

Carole Seligman, San Francisco, CA, USA, co-editor, Socialist Viewpoint

Steve Amsel, Jerusalem, Israel, http://www.desertpeace.wordpress.com, Proud to be a part of this.

sydda essop, cape town, rural gender activist, I am proud to be part of Jews for Palestine

Attia Rajab, Palestine Solidarity Committee Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

giuseppe zambon, frankfurt am main – Deutschland

Dr Sarah Glynn, Dundee, Scotland, Academic, Architect and activist. Member of Scottish Jews for a Just Peace

Linda Clair, Rochdale Gt Manchester UK, Chair- Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Hannah, London, Uk, Miss

Sharon Pavlovich, New York City, Teacher

Michael & Stephanie Locker, NY

Mona Baker, Manchester, UK, Professor of Translation Studies, University of Manchester

Kathy Panama, london NW3 5AJ, Dr.

Renen, Tel Aviv, Boycott from within, Boycott from within

Barbara Laslett, Seattle, WA, 98144 USA, Professor of

Valerie Lasciak, Santa Cruz,CA. USA, WILPF

Nicole Gevirtz, Voorhees, NJ, Member of Philly BDS

Alan Myerson, Culver City, CA US

Andrew Lyons, Toronto, Dr.

Daniel Geery, Salt Lake City, Utah, This is one of the most sensible petitions I have seen. I am honored to be able to sign it.

Harriet Lyons, Toronto,Ontario,Canada, Professor Emerita, University of Waterloo

Fay Waddington, Brisbane Australia, Organization, Queensland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Founding Member

Julia Barnett, Toronto, Ontario Canada, Ms.

Gerry Ohannessian, London

Gill Knight

Dr. Ian Saville, London, Lecturer, Middlesex University

Stany Dembour, belgium

Marshall Ansell, Sweden

ALGRAIN Eliane, Luxembourg, Madame, STOP colonisation ; STOP occupation !! Enough is enough and let Palestinian People come back in their land. Israel MUST respect the international law !!!

Dorothy Naor, Herzliah, Israel, Activist, No one has the right to deny refugees the right of return to their homes. Israel, supported by Western powers, by denying Palestinian refugees the right to return is committing an inhumane crime.  Every refugee in the world has the right to return to his/her homeland. The world, in turn, must stop merely shaking its finger at Israel for its land theft, demolitios, colonization, and other crimes.  The world must start pressuring Israel in a way that will force it to act in accordance with humane principles and international law.  As a Jew, I hope that Palestinians will soon receive the right to return to their land just as I would wish the same for Jewish and other refugees.

Naomi Rankin, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Khaled Hamam, Qatra

Sara Traub, Toronto, Spirit Fire Canada

Cornelius OBrien, London, Mr

Nadya Tannous, Ms.

Richard Wagman, Paris, France, Honorary Chairman, French Jewish Peace Union (UJFP), Mazel Tov

Daniel Pines, Rochester, NY, USA, Mr.

William F McIver II, Ph.D, Eugene, Oregon, Dr.

Rael Nidess, M.D., Marshall, TX   USA, For a Jew without even a genetic tie to the Mideast to have a so-called ‘right of return’ when people who lived there within the current generation are denied is the height of absurdity and bigotry.

Darrell & Sue Yeaney, Santa Cruz CA. USA, Rev.

Louis Hirsch, chicago

Melinda Smith, Albuquerque NM US, International peace education consultant

Larry Kronen, Albuquerque

philippe de henau, b1640  BELGIUM, ingénieur civil member of ABP,INTAL, i agree the sulution should be fair and just, concerning one, two tree or mor states, it is not me who has to decide it is the palestinian who have to express what THEY whant.

philippe

Tristan Lohendrin, Amsterdam, Mr, Amsterdam

David Makofsky, oalkland, CA, USA/Beijing, PRC, Research Anthropologist, PR China

Angelika Schneider, Lilienthal, Germany

Linda Benedikt, München, Deutschland, Writer

Lucien LEGRAND, LUXEMBOURG, Président du CPJPO, Une organisation israélienne, Zochrot, travaille quotidiennement depuis des années, à montrer que le retour n’est pas impossible et peut être soutenu et organisé. Allez voir : http://www.zochrot.org/en/

Frances Yule, Mt Barker Western Australia Australia, Ms, That I join and make the commitment is enough

Larry Zweig, Fuerth, Germany, בה

It’s the only really KOSHER thing to do.

David K. Langstaff, Bay Area, CA

Faiha, France, Madame

Judy Slosser, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Susan Schwartz, Thousand Oaks, Ca. USA

yehoshua rosin, rehovot israel, gush-shalom

Neil Scott, Auckland NZ., A reading of the historical literature means one has to come to the conclusion that to offer the right of return is the only decent thing to do.

Rhonda Sussman

Faye Bartlett, Bellingham, WA, U.S.A., Mrs.

kobi snitz, tel aviv

Bilha Suendermann Golan, Beit She’arim,Israel, Not organization, Human Rights Activist,Phr-Israel

Norah Orlow, Jerusalem, Israel

Dahoud, Amman, Jordan, Mr.

Michael Treiger, Palestine

Cliff G Hanley

Benjamin Hecht, Germany, Peace Activist, For a free Palestine

Hiam Tabbarah Odds, Spain

Roni Gechtman, Halifax, NS, Canada, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History, Mount Saint Vincent University

Darlene Wallach, San Jose, CA United States of North Amerikkka, Justice for Palestinians

PnIna Feiler, YAD HANNA,ISRAEL, PHR

ornella, italy

Henry Norr, Berkeley

Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, Burnaby, BC, Canada, author of Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation; member of Independent Jewish Voices – Canada

Louis Hirsch, chicago

Edith Cacciatore, Novato,CA, USA

hilda meers, UK, mrs. scottish jews for a just peace.

Julius Fisher, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Faramarz Farbod, Nazareth, PA, USA, Prof., Moravian College, Full human and political rights for all is the sine qua non of justice for Palestinians and Israelis

Jelica, Hrvatska, Ms

Adam Nuchtern, Houston

jake javanshir, toronto canada, Mr.  Activist.

John Banks, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Care Africa, The right of return is without doubt the Palestinians right. Palestine was a country/state long before Israel ever existed, it was taken by force and compliance of certain Western Powers, to their disgrace.

Margot Schlösser, Malmedy, It’s about time that our brothers and sisters are wellcome in the country we both love.

Peace is the only optiong anyway. Better let it be there today.

Shalom/Salaam

Margot M. Schlösser

hilda meers, UK, mrs. scottish jews for a just peace.

Howard Davidson, Toronto, ontario, Canada, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

David Marchesi, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, Dr., True Friends of Israel must support this simple human right, yet it seems that many extremists in Israel and elsewhere do not regard the Palestinians as having human rights.

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Mezna Qato (US Palestinian Community Network): “Absolutely beautiful.”

Dr. Ghada Karmi, M.D.: “An excellent statement which gets at the heart of the Palestinian cause. All people of conscience must sign it.”

Fatin Jarara (Al Awda-NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition): “Thank you, JFPROR, for your support of the right of return for Palestinian refugees to all of Historic Palestine and for the call for a single democratic state, a point that must never be compromised by Palestinians, first and foremost, or their allies.”

Max Blumenthal: “I was proud to join so many outstanding people in signing.”

Stuart Bramhall (Daily Censored): “Profoundly moving.”

Kevin Ovenden (Palestine solidarity activist, London): “Well done – forwards to peace and justice, without which there can be no peace.”

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Jews For Palestinian Right of Return
January 1, 2013

“For Palestinians, the right to return home and the right to live in dignity and equality in their own land are not any less important than the right to live free of military occupation.”
Prof. Saree Makdisi

For more than a century, Zionists have sought to construct a “Jewish state” through forced removal of the indigenous Palestinian people.

In 1948, this state was established through the Nakba (Catastrophe): erasure and occupation of more than 500 Palestinian towns and villages, dispossession of over 750,000 Palestinians, and a terror campaign of which the massacre at Deir Yassin is but the most infamous example.

Since 1967, Israel has also occupied and colonized the remainder of historic Palestine. Today, this relentless ethnic cleansing continues — armed and financed by the U.S. and its allies — on both sides of the 1948 “Green Line.”

As a cumulative result, seventy percent of Palestinians are in exile, the world’s largest refugee population.

Nowhere is this clearer than in Gaza, where Israel inflicts particularly brutal collective punishment on 1.7 million people — most of them refugees — for defiantly resisting expulsion from their homes throughout historic Palestine.

“Pick a point, any point, along [Gaza’s] 25-mile coastline,” writes Gaza City resident Lara Aburamadan, “and you’re seven or so miles — never more — from the other side. The other side is where my grandparents were born, in a village that has since become someone else’s country, off limits to me. You call it Israel. I call it the place where the bombs come from.”

To hide these crimes and shield itself from their consequences, the Zionist regime officially denies the Nakba, the ethical equivalent of Holocaust denial. It has even authorized legislation to penalize those who memorialize the Nakba — a step toward criminalizing its observance altogether.

As it is for all colonized peoples, liberation means reversing dispossession. “The Palestinian cause,” writes Dr. Haidar Eid in Gaza, “is the right of return for all refugees and nothing less.”

Return — one of the key demands of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign — is affirmed in U.N. resolution 194, but derives from the principle of universal human rights and, as such, cannot be renounced or abandoned by any body or representative; it inalienably attaches to Palestinians, both individually and collectively.

Despite this, even some who criticize Israel’s 1967 occupation claim that Palestinian return is “unrealistic.”

However, solidarity means unconditional support for the just aims of those resisting oppression. As Palestinian journalist-activist Maath Musleh explains: “If you think that [return] is not possible, then you are really not in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.”

Some also object that refugees’ return would mean an end to the “Jewish state.” But supporters of social justice must ask themselves how they can defend a state whose very existence depends on structural denial of Palestinian rights.

Recently, more than a hundred leading Palestinian activists reaffirmed their opposition “to all forms of racism and bigotry, including, but not limited to, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Zionism, and other forms of bigotry directed at anyone, and in particular people of color and indigenous peoples everywhere.”

Such racism and bigotry is reflected precisely in Zionism’s attempt to erase the Palestinian people, a century long campaign that dishonors the memory of Jewish suffering and resistance in Europe.

The moral response is clear: “There is one geopolitical entity in historic Palestine,” writes Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah. “Israel must not be allowed to continue to entrench its apartheid, racist and colonial rule throughout that land.”

As Jews of conscience, we call on all supporters of social justice to stand up for Palestinian Right of Return and a democratic state throughout historic Palestine — “From the River to the Sea” — with equal rights for all.

The full measure of justice, upon which the hopes of all humanity depends, requires no less.

Initial Signers
(List in formation; affiliations listed for identification only)

Max Ajl, Writer and activist; Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine
Gabriel Ash, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Switzerland
Max Blumenthal, Journalist and author
Prof. Haim Bresheeth, Filmmaker, photographer and film studies scholar
Lenni Brenner, Author and antiwar activist
Mike Cushman, Convenor, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (UK)
Sonia Fayman, French Jewish Union for Peace; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network France
Sherna Berger Gluck, Founding member, U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Israel Divestment Campaign
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Coordinator, Fellowship of Reconciliation Peacewalks, Mural Arts in Palestine and Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence
Hector Grad, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Spain
Abraham Greenhouse, Blogger, Electronic Intifada
Tony Greenstein, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (UK)
Jeff Halper, Director, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Stanley Heller, Host of “The Struggle” TV News
Tikva Honig-Parnass, Former member of the Zionist armed forces (1948); author of False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Adam Horowitz, Co-Editor, Mondoweiss.net
Selma James, Global Women’s Strike; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK
David Klein, Organizing Committee, U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Dennis Kortheuer, Organizing Committee, U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Israel Divestment Campaign; Dump Veolia LA
David Letwin, Activist and writer; Gaza Freedom March
Michael Letwin, Co-Founder, Labor for Palestine; Organizing Committee, U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Antony Loewenstein, Australian journalist and author
Barbara Lubin, Executive Director, Middle East Children’s Alliance
Mike Marqusee, Author of If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
Hajo Meyer, Auschwitz survivor; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Linda Milazzo, Participatory journalist and educator
Prof. Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian and socialist activist
Miko Peled, Author of The General’s Son
Karen Pomer, Granddaughter of Henri B. van Leeuwen, Dutch anti-Zionist leader and Bergen-Belsen survivor
Diana Ralph, Assistant Coordinator, Independent Jewish Voices-Canada
Dorothy Reik, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains
Prof. Dr. Fanny-Michaela Reisin, President, International League for Human Rights (German Section FIDH); Founding member, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – EJJP Germany
Rachel Roberts, Civil rights attorney and writer
Ilana Rossoff, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Carol K. Smith, Activist and civil rights attorney
Lia Tarachansky, Director, Seven Deadly Myths
Hadas Thier, Contributing author of The Struggle for Palestine; Israeli-born daughter and granddaughter of Nazi Holocaust survivors
Dr. Abraham Weizfeld, Jewish People’s Liberation Organization (Montréal)
Sherry Wolf, Author and public speaker; International Socialist Organization; Adalah-NY
Marcy Winograd, Former Congressional peace candidate; public school teacher
Dr. Roger van Zwanenberg, Non-Executive Director, Pluto Books Ltd.

Additional Signers
(Complete list at: https://jfpror.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/january-12-updated-supporters-jews-for-palestinian-right-of-return/ . Affiliations listed for identification only.)

Stephen Aberle, Vancouver, BC, Independent Jewish Voices
Deborah Agre
, Berkeley, CA, Middle East Children’s Alliance
Seymour Alexander
, Slough, Jews for Justice for Palestinians UK
Ruth Bader
, Australia, German-Jewish/Australian, daughter of Holocaust survivors
Adam Balsam, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Moran Barir, Human rights activist, Jerusalem
Ronnie Barkan, Tel-Aviv, Boycott from Within
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Journalist
Dalit Baum, Israeli feminist teacher and activist
Medea Benjamin, Codirector, Codepink
Mark Berman, Playwright
Rima Berns-McGown, Toronto, Writer and Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Elizabeth Block, Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices
Audrey Bomse, National Lawyers Guild, Free Gaza
Dennis Brasky, Professor – Political Science – Rutgers University
Estee Chandler, Founding Member, Jewish Voice for Peace, L.A. Chapter
David Comedi, Tucumán, Argentina
Prof. Roger Dittmann, CSU Fullerton
Mark Elf, Jews sans frontieres
Prof. Sam Farber, NYC
Deborah Fink, UK, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods
Alexei Folger, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area
Maxine Fookson, Portland, Oregon, Jewish Voice for Peace
Racheli Gai, Tucson Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace
Kamran Ghasri, Israel Divestment Campaign
Dr. Terri Ginsberg, NYC; film scholar; Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism
Neta Golan, Palestinian Territories, ISM
Nathan Goldbaum, ISO, Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators, Chicago Teachers Union
Steve Goldfield, Ph.D., Oakland, CA, Former chair, Palestine Solidarity Committee, former editor, Palestine Focus
Jean R. Goldman, Miami Beach, Women in Black
Sue Goldstein, Toronto, Women in Solidarity with Palestine
Marty Goodman, NYC, Former Executive Board member, Transport Workers Union Local 100
Heidi Grunebaum, Cape Town
Cathy Gulkin, Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Georges Gumpel, Union Juive Française pour la Paix
Freda Guttman, Montreal, Tadamon!
Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, Author and journalist, Germany
Annette Herskovits, Berkeley, Holocaust survivor, writer, and activist
Rebecca Hom, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network-U.S.
Bec Hynek, Sydney, Australia, Socialist Alternative
Jews Opposing Zionism, Not In Our Name – NION (Canada)
Riva Joffe, London, Jews Against Zionism
Ramsey Judah, Los Angeles activist and Immigration Rights Attorney
Alex Kane, Assistant Editor, Mondoweiss.net and World editor, AlterNet
Dan Kaplan, Executive Secretary, AFT Local 1493, San Mateo, CA Community College Federation of Teachers
Asaf Kedar, Zochrot
Alice Diane Kisch, Emerryville, CA, Jewish Voice for Peace
Bud Korotzer, Brooklyn
Yael Korin, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Southern California
Steve Kowit, American poet, Professor emeritus, Southwestern College
L.A. Jews for Peace
Sylvia Laale, Ottawa
Stephen Landau, Translator and publisher, White Plains, NY
David Landy, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Melanie Lazarow, University of Melbourne
Howard Lenow, Sudbury, MA, Union Attorney, Founder American Jews For A Just Peace
Leah Levane, London, Jews for Justice for Palestinians
Daniel Levyne, France, UJFP
Brenda Lewis, Guelph, Ontario, child of Holocaust survivor
Abby Lippman, Montreal, Professor Emerita, McGill University
Jennifer Loewenstein, Madison
Henry Lowi
Alex Lubin, Professor, American University of Beirut
Helga Mankovitz, Kingston, ON, Independent Jewish Voices
Eli Marcus, Occupied Palestine
Richard Marcuse, West Vancouver, BC, Independent Jewish Voices
Peter Melvyn, Critical Jewish Voice, Vienna
Waldo Mermelstein, Sao Paulo
Gail Miller, NY, Passenger, U. S. Boat to Gaza–The Audacity of Hope
Prof. Hilton Obenzinger
Akiva Orr, Matzpen
Peter Rachleff, Saint Paul, Professor of History, Macalester College
Zohar Chamberlain Regev, Dúrcal, Granada, Spain
Fanny-Michaela Reisin, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – EJJP Germany
Ernest Rodker, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, UK
Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, Chair, British Committee for the Universities of Palestine
Martha Roth, Vancouver BC, Independent Jewish Voices
Cheyl A. Rubenberg, Boca Raton, Professor (retired)
Leslie Safran, London
Margot Salom, Brisbane Australia, Just Peace for Palestine
Christiane Schomblond, Brussels, Belgium, professor retired from University of Brussels
Ralph Schoenman, Vallejo, CA., Author: Hidden History of Zionism
Yossi Schwartz, Haifa, Internationalist Socialist League
Amanda Sebestyen, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK, JfJfP, JBIG, IJV
Sid Shniad, Vancouver, BC, National Steering Committee, Independent Jewish Voices
Mya Shone, Author, The Hidden History of Zionism and other works
Abba A. Solomon, Author of The Speech, and Its Context
Peter Sporn, Oak Park, Illinois, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Marsha Steinberg, BDS LA for Justice in Palestine
Cy & Lois Swartz, Philadelphia, Grandparents for Peace in the Middle East
Prof. Barry Trachtenberg
Matthew Taylor, Berkeley, founding member, Young Jewish and Proud group within Jewish Voice for Peace
Steve Terry, Criminal defense attorney, Brooklyn
Lily van den Bergh, Documentary filmmaker & organiser, Women in Black  The Netherlands
Dominique Ventre, French Jewish Union for Peace; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network France
Judith Weisman, Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices, Not in Our Name
Suzanne Weiss, Toronto
Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Founder member, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods
Tamar Yaron, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel, founder & moderator: Encounter-EMEM for international Israel-Palestine peace activities

Updated: 468+ Additional Supporters (+40 Initial Signers)

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Note: This list will be periodically updated. *Indicates organizational endorsement. All other affiliations shown for identification only.

Additional discussion posted at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/palestinian-right-return.html

Initial JFPROR statement: https://jfpror.wordpress.com/founding-statement/

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Henry Lowi (IDF veteran)

Mark Berman, Playwright, signing as an individual.
In solidarity.

Devon Nola, political and social justice activist

*Medhat Abbas Bioinformatician, Activist and the Director of the (Egyptiske Kultur Senter I Norge)

Rhonda Lumley, Pensacola, self

Sharron Ward, London

Rosalie Riegle, Evanston, IL, 60201, USA, Neighbors for Peace

Naomi Isaacs, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Ms.
I have been hoping for the peaceful reintegration of all inhabitants of this area since 1967.

Mark Kilian, Alkmaar, Nederland, Internationale Socialisten Netherlands

Don Anderson, Lebanon, Oregon USA, Vietnam Veteran
In Solidarity with Palestinians and their right to have safe homes and neighborhoods, wherever they choose to live.

Amanda jOY Sidell, Chicago, IL USA

Mayyada, Toronto, ON, Canada

Roland Rance, London, Jews Against Zionism

Jed Brandt, Brooklyn, NY, Occupied Media

Sean Mohsin, Chicago, IL  USA

Belal Bahader, South Orange, NJ, USA, Writer, Activist- Seton Hall University
We need to break the knowledge barriers of the powerful Zionist movement that is brainwashing its sympathizers and what way is better than having Muslims, Jews, Christians and all other religious and political representatives stand up for the injustice that is clear to the people all over the world. Thank you for all who are organizing this, and may this result in a free and peaceful Palestine.

waldo mermelstein, sao paulo
The 65 years elapsed since the Partition of Palestine has meant the exclusion of the majority of the Palestinian population from their lands and homes and this right is the main issue for peace. By stating that we are in favor or their rights, the descendant of Jewish parents, be they religious or atheists as is my case, state before the world that the State of Israel does not act on our behalf. In my case it is also a renouncement to my “right of return” that the Zionists offer to me. For Israeli Jews this act is part of the struggle for their own freedom, because a people who oppresses another one cannot be free!

Veronica Golos, Taos, NM, USA, Poet

ada bilu, jerusalem

Terri Knoll, Tampa, FL USA, A Christian American
Having been raised in a Zionist mindset, I had always been disturbed about “chosen people”. With the impact of the internet now and being able to talk to Palestinian Christians and others living in the occupation, I realize Zionism is racist and genocide. I stand with all people in Palestine that want to live together in harmony. As an American taxpayer, I am active in voicing my opinion about funding Israel’s military with my taxes. I totally support the right of return.

HELGRIT BRUCE, LAUNAC FRANCE

Bilal Billy Gibbons, London UK

Brittney Little, Toms River, New Jersey, United States of America, Students for Liberty

Al Kovnat, Bensalem, Pa, USA, Vietnam Vets Againts the War OSS, and Veterans for Peace

Nicholas Jewitt, Bangor, Wales, UK, Quaker

Ahndrea, Chicago, SJP, Free Palestine!

Dr Nasir Khan, Oslo, Dr, historian, peace  activist

Lee Jenkins, Sterling, VA, USA, Deputy General Counsel with Howard University,
We must have a resolution.  Two states, existing equally.  Both need security.

Rick Burgess, Anglesey, Bangor & Ynys Mon Peace and Justice Group

Ramsey Judah, Los Angeles, CA, Activist and Immigration Rights Attorney

Marian Larsen, Odense, Denmark, Retired

Mark Klein, Toronto, Canada

Renen, Tel Aviv, Boycott from within

Barry Trachtenberg, Albany, NY United States, Historian

*Migna Khan, West New York, NJ, ADVOCATES FOR PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Nadine Brennan, Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.
From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!

Susie Kneedler, USA
As Jews of conscience, we call on all supporters of social justice to stand up for Palestinian Right of Return and a democratic state throughout historic Palestine “ ‘From the River to the Sea’ ” with equal rights for all.”  Thank you from one who is not Jewish or religious, but has faith in humanity.

Audrey Bomse, USA, National Lawyers Guild, Free Gaza

Sally Hinshaw, Columbus, OH United States, none

Alex Kane, Brooklyn, New York, Assistant Editor, Mondoweiss.net and World editor, AlterNet

Hilton Obenzinger, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Dr. HO, author
No matter what compromise in political terms is negotiated, this right is inviolate. The refugees should have all returned soon after the 1948 war.

John A Imani, Los Angeles, CA

Alan Stolzer

Shaul Hanuka, Mitzpe Ramon, Musician

Ronnie Barkan, Tel-Aviv, Boycott from Within, Equality or nothing.

Dagmar Noble, Weston – super-Mare, Avon, United Kingdoms
I fully support the Palestinian fight for justice, right to return, and end of illegal building by Israeli ‘settlers’ in the occupied territories. The blockade of Gaza must end. Borders to be pre 1967, at least. End all destruction of wells and lands belonging to the Palestinians in the West Bank.

Brooke Lober, Tucson, AZ, PhD Student, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona

najah rammouni, dearborn heights Mi.

Elifelet Sara Der Barambdiker, Jerusalem, Israels.

Aida, no organizational endorsement implied

Katherine Salahi, Oxford

Estee Chandler, Los Angeles, Founding Member, Jewish Voice for Peace, Los Angelels Chapter

Dalit Baum, Israeli feminist teacher and activist

Hannah, London

Richard Marcuse, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices

Julien Ball, San Francisco, CA, International Socialist Organization

Sylvia Schwarz, saint paul, MN, USA, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Bekah Wolf, activist, Co-Founder, Palestine Solidarity Project

Stephen Shenfield, Providence, RI, USA, researcher and translator

Robert A. H. Cohen, Kendal, Cumbria, UK, Micah’s Paradigm Shift

albert meyer, gainesville, Fl., US

Tibby Brooks, New York, NY

Pucci Dellanno, Porterville, CA, Public speaker, music manager

Tony Iltis, Melbourne, Australia, wtiter & activist, Green Left Weekly

Dan Kaplan, Berkeley, CA, USA, Executive Secretary, AFT Local 1493, the San Mateo, CA Community College Federation of Teachers

Rebecca Hom, USA, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network,

Haroon Munir, Watford UK
From a British citizen, I fully back the right of all refugees to rightful return to homeland and place of birth, and to end all occupation and free borders.

Joe Salameh, Brentwood, CA, USA, None

john banks, Las Vegas, NV USA
This is an excellent project. The Palestinians have been deprived of their rights for so long now. It is time for change and he right to return and seek compensation for all the wrongs that have been inflicted on the Palestinians.

Ellen Shatter, Providence, RI, USA

Errol Young, Toronto

Kathy Felgran, Watertown, MA, USA, human being
As members of the family of humanity, we must speak out for justice for all people.  We must put the concept of “chosen people” out of our minds and out of our hearts and follow the golden rule.

Kamran Ghasri, Israel Divestment Campaign http://israeldivestmentcampaign.org/ – CA Green Party

Amy Helfant, activist and worker

Terry Weber, New York, NY USA

Stuart Cryer, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, retired professor and video activist
I am a Canadian Jew who believes in sovereignty and justice for all – especially the people of Palestine and the First Nations of Canada … idlenomore !

Kostas Kounenidakis, Athens, Greece

Rogers Turrentine, Encinitas, CA, USA, WGAwest

Caroline Picker, Phoenix

Menahem

Ron Strand, Vancouver, Canada, Mister

Daniella Liebling, Brooklyn, NY

sparrow, Berkeley, CA,USA, Lawyer/Labor Union Delegate; Industrial Workers of the World; ISM-NorCal

Sam Simpson, Cork, Ireland

Freda Guttman, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Tadamon!

Pauline Pan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine

Nicole Gevirtz, Voorhees, NJ
From the river to the motherfuckin sea, bitches! L’chaim intifada!

Alice Diane Kisch, Emerryville, CA, USA, Jewish Voice for Peace

Liz Roberts, Brooklyn, NY, U.S., War Resisters League

Lilian Wehbe, Marxist; anti-Zionist, anti-imperialist. Pro-Justice, Pro-Palestine Activist.

Jeremy Levinger, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A., Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jeremy Appel, Toronto, ON, SAIA York

yahya nana, “enasia, south africa
When will the Zionist realise that all opression must come to an end. Good allways prevail over evil.

Elise Hendrick, Cincinnati, OH, US, http://meldungen-aus-dem-exil.noblogs.org,

Rebeca Dawson, houston TX 77024, M. D.

Alex Lubin, Beirut, Lebanon, Professor, American University of Beirut

David Howard, Ojai, California

Vincent Calvetti-Wolf, Oakland, CA, TESC Divest!

Ismaeel Abdur-Rasheed, New York, NY, USA, Vietnam Era Veteran

sydda essop, cape town, sydda essop
Thank you for starting this organisation and thank you for believing in Human Rights!

Leora Harris, Brooklyn, NY, USA

ramzy elian

Muna Assaf, Palestine – Ramallah

MARIA VITTORIA, italyi’m with you love all palestina

Deborah Agre, Berkeley, CA, USA, Middle East Children’s Alliance
We cannot undo the crimes of the past but we can do some things to restore and revive justice.

Cecily Michaels, Blaxland, NSW, Australia

Martin Hijmans, Amsterdam, journalist & blogger

Cristina López Ortiz, Barcelona, Spain

Michael Levin, Chicago, IL, USA, Musician

Asaf Kedar, Zochrot

Meredith Pass, Louisville, Kentucky, 40204
I believe that the Palestinians have every right to be treated with equality and dignity.

Israr khan, UK, Dr

Sara Saba, Esq., Princeton, NJ 08540, Attorney and Human Rights Activist

Mannie De Saxe, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, Lesbian & Gay Solidarity, Melbourne
If Jews have an automatic “right of return” to parts of Palestine now called Israel, how much more right of return should Palestinians have who were expelled so that the “new” Palestinians, calling themselves Israelis should have “lebensraum” as the Germans would have said.

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Gail Miller, New York, NY, US, Passenger, U. S. Boat to Gaza – The Audacity of Hope

Amy Druker, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Meg, Manahatta, NY, Dowager

Peter Rachleff, Saint Paul, MN, US, Professor of History, Macalester College

Susan, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace, Susan

Howard Lenow, Sudbury, MA, USA, Union Attorney, Founder American Jews For A Just Peace

Councillor Jonathan Bloch, London England, Councillor

Francine Dumas, Gatineau, Québec, CanadaFree Palestine! Vive la Palestine libre!

Christiane Schomblond, Brussels, Belgium, professor retired from University of Brussels

Abby Lippman, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Professor Emerita, McGill University

Annika Ohlson, Bjärred, Sweden, teacher

Unni Evang, Norway

Judith Norman, San Antonio, TX  USA

mika laiho, pori, finland, ex-peacekeeper, UNIFIL, UNPROFOR, IFOR

Allen Greenberg, New York, NY, USA

Maarten Muskens, Germany, memeber of PK Netherlands

Efa Wulle, Wales, Ms
I thank this Jewish initiative, showing that the Israelic state is wrong to equate Judaism with Zionism

Ben Collins, London, International HIV Partnerships

Steven Flowers, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Change Agent Chicago Cuba Coalition

Salem Mikdadi, China
As a Palestinian American it is very heartwarming to read this declaration. It gives a glimpse of hope for those unfortunate stateless people languishing in refugee camps for 4 generations.

helaine meisler, JewsSayNo!, Middle East Crisis Response

Dr. Terri Ginsberg, New York, NY, USA, film scholar; Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism

*Comite de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino, Ica, Peru, Comite de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino, Por PAZ, JUSTICIA, LIBERTAD y DERECHO AL RETORNO.
¡PALESTINA RESISTE!
¡PALESTINA VENCERA
¡VIVA PALESTINA LIBRE!”

Marilyn Hacker, Paris, France, poet, translator and editor,

Helen Holt ZUCKERMAN, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Racheli Gai, Tucson, Arizona, United States, Tucson Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace
This is an essential part of any serious effort to reach a lasting just peace.

Rima Berns-McGown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Writer and Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto at Mississauga
The only Judaic solution — one that allows Jews to live according to their own religious imperatives — is one state with equal rights for all, and that enshrines the rights of Palestinians to return to their land.

Arifa Goodman, San Cristobal, NM USA
Zionism is inherently undemocratic and acts to undermine the overarching truth: that we are all one people with the essential right to live on this beautiful earth in peace, freedom, safety and happiness. The artificial division of peoples into races, ethnicities, nationalities and religious affiliations is the single most egregious source of suffering in the world. Thank you for boldly standing up to redress this horrific error called Zionism.

Ed, Jax, Fl U.S.

MIchael V. Hugo, Mundelein, Illinois USA, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Clinical Social Worker
I am heartened by the many Jews who have signed onto this document. Though not Jewish I am married to a Jew for over 30 years and I know that the Zionist philosophy and its practice has little to do with the practice of Judaism as espoused in Sacred Scripture and lived out by Jews for centuries.

Philip Englehard, Macclesfield, United Kingdom, Citizen of the UK,

Jean R. Goldman, Miami Beach,FL, United States of America, Women in Black,

Rachel Lea, student

Sterling Rand, Eugene OR USA

Ned Rosch

silvio augusto de carvalho, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Professor

Pier Luigi Barberini, Civitella S: Paolo IT

Samantha Wischnia, New York, NY, NYU SJP

Kamal Hassan, Grants Pass, Oregon,USA
I will never give up my right to return to my home land Palestine, Haifa home town.

*cy & lois swartz, Philadelphia Pa, Grandparents for Peace in the Middle East

Robby Martin, Dublin Ireland

*Janet Klecker, Sonoma, CA, USA, Sonoma Valley Peace & Justice
Our group is committed to Peace and Justice cooperating with Muslim, Jewish, Christian and non-religious believers to bring about awareness and activism regarding the Palestinian/Israeli situation.

Rebecca Anshell Song, Redmond, WA, USA

Bill Risebero, London, PSC member and Friend of Alrowwad UK

Eric Carwardine, Thornlie, Western Australia
To see both the Right of Return and the single-state concept combined in the same policy is truly inspiring.

Ramy Abdeljabbar, Paterson, NJ. USA

Roger Tucker, Eronga, Michoacan, Mexico, Publisher, One Democratic State

Maxine Fookson, Portland, Oregon, Jewish Voice for Peace
“As a nurse on a medical delegation, I travelled to Gaza twice last year.  I am horrified, as a health provider, as a human being and as a Jew at the brutality of the Israeli occupation.  I am honored to join with others in signing this statement supporting justice for Palestine. ”

brenda barnard, brighton UK

Brenda Lewis, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Activist, child of Holocaust survivor

Mirna Miranda, LaPorte, CO USA, U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation
In solidarity until liberation, justice and peace for Palestine!

Craig Fulton, England

Jennifer Selwyn

Steve Kowit, San Diego, California, USA, American poet. Professor emeritus, Southwestern College
A “Jewish state” is as malignant a concept as an “Aryan state.” The entirety of the Palestinian homeland was stolen: all of it belongs to the Palestinian people. Justice and peace require the right of return of the dispossessed Palestinians and their heirs as full and immediate citizens of the state, with due compensation paid by the current illegitimate state and by the complicit United Sates. Until then a total boycott of the colonialist state of Israel (all of it is occupied Palestinian territory) by the nations of the world, the real international community.

Bette Jones, Oxford, Oxfrordshire, UK, Ms. (signatory of JfJfP, and member of Network of Oxford Women (NOW) for Jusatice & Peace).

Michael Richter, München, Deutschland

Francisco Caballos, Seville, Spain/SefaradAlAndalus, Rojo

*Reverend Andy Hird, santa fe, Awaken To Humanity, ITS THE HUMAN WAY.

Eamon Bradley, Derry

Steve Goldfield, Ph.D., Oakland, CA, USA, Former chair, Palestine Solidarity Committee, former editor, Palestine Focus, author, activist
I like the statement. However, I would add that political Zionism is also racist against Jews since it embodies the anti-Semitic view that Jews do not belong in the countries of their birth.

Naomi Binder Wall, Torontom, Ontario, Canada

Matthew Taylor, Berkeley, CA, USA, founding member, Young Jewish and Proud group within Jewish Voice for Peace

David Moshman, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Professor of educational psychology and intellectual freedom blogger
I am Jewish under Israeli law and thus Israel recognizes my “right of return” (but not that of Palestinians) even though neither I nor any of my parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents has ever lived there.  This is morally absurd.

Martha H. Katz, Youngstown, Ohio USA

*Adrienne Weller, Seattle, WA, USA, Freedom Socialist Party
The Freedom Socialist Party was cofounded by Clara Fraser, a socialist feminist Jew, and we have always worked for Palestinian rights. Israel misrepresents itself as speaking for all Jews, and appropriates the Holocaust to excuse its crimes. As a US Jew I feel a responsibility to speak out against US funding and support that permits Israel to continue to murder Palestinians and to endanger its Arab and Jewish residents.

Henry Norr, Berkeley

Shey, San Diego, SDSU

Patrick Jay, Colorado Springs, Occupy Colorado Springs

Elizabeth Block, Toronto, ON, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices

Captain Wajkih Asi, Los Angeles,California,USA
“We are visitors on this EARTH we call home for our life span of 60 to 80 years and hopefully we leave it in peace as we depart. Why can’t we enjoy it and leave it intact to our children to enjoy and take care of as we did !
I strongly believe that your religion is a contract between you and your creator if you believe in one, but HOME/EARTH is for all of us to share peacefully.
LIVE and LET LIVE”

Irena Klepfisz, Dr.

Linda Rogers, Llangoed, Ynys Mon, Wales, Bangor and Ynys Mon Peace and Justice Group

Ian Cuthbertson, UK

Robert Krikourian

Savdah manjra, Toronto, Ms.

Peter Reid, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, humanitarian

Alicia Fdez Gómez, Asturias

*Soraya Boyd, London, England, Great Britain, Organization: Facilitate Global
Having been brutally displaced and dispossessed since the creation of Israel, all refugee and diaspora Palestinians must be able to return to their homeland, in all of historic Palestine if they so choose. The Right of Return to their indigenous land is to be and must be seen to be exercised by all Palestinians. Each and every Palestinian is entitled to decide whether he or she wishes to exercise That Right. The right to exercise That Right is not a privilege.

Stephen Kerpen, Individual

arthur leahy, Ireland

David Ehrens, Dartmouth, MA, USA

Elsie Dean, Burnaby, BC Canada, Women Elders in Action WE*ACT Society   We need to stand together for peace and justice for all peoples.

JOHN TAULBEE, Fort Wayne IN.

Carl Freeman, France

Jennifer Grossbard

Helga Mankovitz, Kingston, ON, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices

Margot Salom, Brisbane Australia, Just Peace for Palestine, Something I can do.

LATEST ADDITIONS

Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Esslingen, Germany

Cheyl A. Rubenberg, Boca Raton, FL USA, Professor (retired)

Rachel Lederman, San Francisco, CA, USA, attorney

Stewart Robinson, Cleve Hts., Ohio, USA

Daniel Carnie, Los Angeles
I am part of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA.

Harry Feldman, Blogger

Peter Sporn, Oak Park, Illinois, USA, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Grahame Perkins, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Deutschland
Everybody has a right to their own homeland and that right can not be stolen from them . How can Israel expect Palestinians to respect their ( Israeli ) rights when they do not respect Palestinian rights.

milagros Ahmad, clermont

Tamar Yaron, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel, founder & moderator: Encounter-EMEM for international Israel-Palestine peace activities – groups.yahoo.com/group/Encounter-EMEM

Peter Purich, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Barry Weisleder, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, federal secretary, Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste, Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste

pim wiersinga, Rotterdam NLmale, 58

Michael mc allister, Belfast , Ireland, Founder of Ché scholarship. Bethlehem university

Sid Shniad, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Member national steering committee, Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Marlene Newesri, New York City, Justice Activist
While I define myself strictly as a spiritual human being and not guided by any religion, if I lived during the Nazi era, I would have lost all my rights and eventually been put on a train because I would have met the criteria of who was defined as a Jew.  However, according to Israel’s definition of who is defined as a Jew,I am entitled to privileged rights so I can be part of the oppressors,, and throw the Palestinians under a bus while robbing them of all their just rights simply because they do not meet the same criteria.  These hideous ideologies are two sides of the same coin and should be totally rejected by anyone who claims to have any ethics. May the Palestinians return home soom to what is rightfully theirs,  and I hope that I can rejoice with them on that beautiful day.  Long Live Palestine!

margaret o’bryan, Australia

Elfriede Krutsch, 13503 Berlin – Germany

Noa Shaindlinger, Toronto, CanadaPhD candidate, Department of Near and Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto

Susan Kadray, London, Ontario, Canada

Gabriel M Schivone, Tucson, ad hoc steering committee member, National Students for Justice in Palestine

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Oakland, Journalist

Jonathan Cohen, College Park

Cathy Gulkin, Toronto, ON, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

Gary Fields, San Diego, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Harris Kornstein, San Francisco, CA, US, Graduate Student, UC Santa Cruz

Ray Bergmann, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Palestinian and Jewish Unity

daniel marlin

zachary klein, boston, ma. Usa, Author

Ruth Bader, Australia, German-Jewish/Australian, daughter of Holocaust survivors

Marta Szedlak, Australia

Boris Ran, Dallas, TX

William Bailey, Kaneohe HI USA

Beverly Stuart, Seattle, WA, USA

Marcus Christain Hansen, Alstead, NH, USA, Citizen

Martha Roth, Vancouver BC, Canada, Independent Jewish Voices
What is so hard to understand about the R 2 R? Yet I find myself explaining again and again to well-meaning propaganda victims that it is a an absolute necessity before any settlement can be reached…

Sophia Ponders, los angeles, Interfaith worker

Jeff Warner, La Habra Heights, CA, USA

Kim Klausner, San Francisco, CA USA

ismail Hammad, fairfield-Ca-usa 94534

Mr. Blair M. Phillips, St. Catharines, Ont., Canada
Reading the 2007 “Primer” by Phyllis Bennis entitled, “Understanding the Palestinian-Israel Conflict” helped me a lot in understanding what was happening. Then I read Dr. Norman Finkelsteins 2000 book, “The Holocaust Industry” and was sad for Jews and dissappointed with Zionists.

Kathy Lessuck, Providence, RI, US

Eugene Marner, Franklin, NY

Ralph Schoenman, Vallejo, CA. USA, Author: Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mya Shone, Vallejo, CA USA, Author: Hidden History of Zionism and other works Zionism and other works

Judith Weisman, Toronto, On., Canada, Independent Jewish Voices, Not in Our Name

Ur Shlonsky, Geneva, Switzerland

Karen, Illinois

Marc Etlin, New York, NY, USA

Stephen Aberle, Vancouver, BC Canada, Member, Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)

Lillian Laskin, Los Angeles, Organization, LA  Jews for Peace

Jean Day, Seattle  WA   USA

*Jamal Daoud, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Organization, Viva Palestina Australia

Nada Elia, Seattle WA, Professor, Antioch University

medea benjamin, Washington DC, codirector, codepink

Marty Goodman, New York, New York, Former Executive Board member of the Transnport Workers Union Local 100

Stuart Ward, Bangkok, Thailand, Chairperson, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand

Tony Nicholas, Sydney, Australia

Joshua Beth

Peter Lippman, USA

Dan Read, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
The Jewish state in its current form is an unacceptable impediment to the full enjoyment and safeguarding of universal human rights. So long as it continues to exist in its currently militaristic, prejudiced, and zionist form the cause of all freedom loving peoples is eroded.

*roger dittmann, United States, Organization, CSU, Fullerton, Scientists without borders
Respect for the rule of law is a foundation of peace, justice, and civilization itself.

Neta Golan, Palestinian Territories, ISM

Terry Greenberg, Vancouver, Canada
The Zionist notion that the so-called “Bnei Menasche”, recently-converted Mizo tribespeople, whose ancestors were recently headhunters on the India-Burma border, should have a right to settle anywhere in Israel/Palestine and that Palestinian do not have this right is so ludicrous it makes you want to cry for what the Jewish people have become.

Sharon Goldberg, Surrey, BC Canada, Community activist

Johan Viljoen, South Africa

enzo apicella, london u.k., FCSD/ cartoonist

Jeffrey, California
As a Jew  I saw my people blame the German people of knowing of the camps ,but doing nothing, We jews can no longer look the other way, Never gain applies to the Palestinians, do the right thing,  one state is the only way

*LA Jews for Peace, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Fanny-Michaela Reisin, Berlin, Germany, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – EJJP Germany

Angelika Schneider, Lilienthal, Germany, German Branch Fellowship of  Reconciliation

Benji de Levie, NetherlandsNed.PalestinaKomitee, docP, St Nederland-Gaza, St Palestina, PalestinaKomRotterdam

Nancy J. Bell, Rossville, GA, United States Student Ambassador for Peace to Israel (1978)
The harm that has been done to the Palestinian people since 1948 can never be undone but there is hope that the future of the Palestinian people be returned for the sake of their children and continuance as a people, a culture, a history and a nation. Citizens of the United States would never allow this treatment of its own citizens and should not be willing to allow it for the Palestinians. The most recent attacks on Gaza are nothing short than another step toward an attempted genocide and should NOT be supported or condoned by free peoples of the world.

Lamia Abbas, Atlanta

Shir Hever, Goettingen, Germany, AIC

Mical Nelken, London, student

John O’Brien, Sydney, Australia, Dr

si neumann, Cairo- Egyptartist

Kaj Ohrnberg, Helsinki, Finland, historian

sue goldstein, Toronto, Canada, Women in Solidarity with Palestine (WSP)

Paula McPheeters

Larry Zweig, Fürth, Germany, Solidarität International e.V. Germany
“ב””ה Zionism, like so many other Blind-Nationalist ideas is automatically racist. What makes it different for me, as a Jew, is that it is anti-semetic. People before Profits. Prophets before Profits.

Ursula Peters, Germany

Glenn Shelton, Detroit, Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice

Samuel Farber, New York Cirty, Author

Neil Gordon, Paris, France, Author

Liron Mor, United States, cornell Students for Justice in Palestine

Frances Bernstein, Leeds

Jennifer Loewenstein, Madison, WI, Faculty & Programming Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The right to return shouldn’t even be up for discussion. It’s enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Israel – among many other states – is a signatory (1948). That we should have to demand this 65 years after the fact shows us how little weight international law and institutions have in the face of rogue states, the leaders of which are the United States and Israel.

Molly Lidz, Philadelphia, PAlabor organizer and fellow, JOIN for Justice

Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, LondonChair, British Committee for the Universities of Palestine

Deena Stryker, Philadelphia, PA, USA, www.otherjones.com

Mark Lickerman, Chicago Il  US Amr.
It is the just, moral and Jewish thing to do!

Neil Mulholland, Ireland

Marie Mouradi, East Greenwich, RI, USA

Adah Kay

Roberta Olimpi

Warren Keller, Clearwater, FL, USA

Diego Siragusa, Biella  (Italy), witer, author of the book “Il terrorismo impunito”, Zambon editore

Ghada Karmi, London, UK Research Fellow., University of Exeter, UK
An excellent statement which gets at the heart of the Palestinian cause. All people of conscience must sign it.

Steve Terry, Brooklyn, NY Criminal defense attorney

Abe Hayeem, United Kingdom, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine

Sarah Ducker, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England

Alexander R. DeSantiago, Stockton, CA., USA

Peter Roth, Stockholm, Sweden

David Comedi, Tucumán, Argentina

Marian Feinberg, Bronx, NYRetired health care worker

Margaret Leicester, Albuquerque

Benjamin Baker, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Doctoral candidate, University of Pennsylvania

paul bouwmeester, Elgin, Illinois, USA

Annette Herskovits, Berkeley, California, USA
Holocaust survivor, writer, and activist

Elena Cal, Brussels

maria cal

Sallye Steiner Bowyer

Mohammed Jaradat, Torrance,California , USA
Anti-Zionists, It’s time for the Jewish people to stand up against their government , and allow Palestinians to live in peace and harmony in two states ( Palestine and Israel ).

Cynthia Franklin, Honolulu, HI 96816, Professor of English, Univ. of Hawaii

Melanie Lazarow, Australia, Librarian, University of Melbourne
I have learned over time of the dispossession and plight of the Palestinian people so different from the myth I was taught. My solidarity.

Katherine M Metres, Silver Spring, MD, USA, writer entrepreneur

Despite everything, the Palestinians continue to inspire me with their tenacity, resilience, good humor, and capacity for love across boundaries.

Kevin Ovenden, London, Britain, Palestine solidarity activist and member of theRespect Party
Dear friends
Congratulations on a superb initiative. I cannot sign this as a Jew, as I am not. But I wish to register my endorsement of your efforts and I am also circulating this to the relevant colleagues and friends who will wish to sign it directly. Well done – forwards to peace and justice, without which there can be no peace. Kevin Ovenden

Katrina Mayer, leeds, uk, jewish socialist & anti-zionist

Alexei Folger, San Francisco, CA USA, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area

Cindy Newman, Los Angeles, California USA

Adam Levenstein

Shaban Mahamoud El -Hellou, gaza, Palestine, Palestinian
we need our land back to us ….we have the right of return …..one day we will be back to our homeland …..sooner or later, we are back again

*Suzanne Weiss, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Organization, Not In Our Name (NION)
Jews Opposing Zionism, Not In Our Name – NION – Jews Opposing Zionism stands against Israeli apartheid; for the right of Palestinians to return to their homelands; Equal rights for Palestinians in Israel; Against the occupation of Arab lands including tearing down the spearation wall and freeing Palestinian political prisoners; Support to Palestinian Civil Society Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights.

Mehraz Shahabi, Bristol, UK,
There would be no just resolution and lasting peace in the Middle East without the recognition of the Palestinians right of return.

Susan Pashkoff, London, Great Britain, Dr

Steve Quester, Brooklyn, NY, USA teacher

jake javanshir, toronto Canada

Marsha Steinberg, United States, BDS LA for Justice  in Palestine
It is racist to conflate Israel with Jews. My Bubbie raise me that way.

Laura Tillem, Wichita

Leah Levane, London, member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians
This is an excellent initiative..te right of return is fundamental and has been recognised as such in UN resolutions.  It seems to express somehow a very direct recognition of Palestinians’ rights and so is really an action of solidarity. The fear that there cannot then be a Jewish State if Palestinians are of similar or greater numbers highlights for me the inherent racism in any State that declares it is ‘for’ any specific group of people, whether that group is Christian, Muslm, Jewish, Black or White….it cannot be a democratic entity, perhaps at the very best benign second class citizenship for those who are ‘the others’ – so I oppose any states that are for one type of people.  It is also, of course,  a particular injustice here in that the Palestinians were already living there. I would also oppose a Palestinian state that excluded or discrimainated against Jewish people as well, but of course this is Jewish people living as equal citizens and not as colonisers, land and resource grabbers and all the ghastly machinations in place to support that enterprise.

*US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)

Ezyño Ezygual Quemasda, Madrid Spain

*Labor for Palestine

*New York City Labor Against the War

Rosa Kurshan-Emmer, Oakland, California, USA, public school teacher

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Keith Fine, Birmingham, Alabama

Sandra Ruch, Toronto

willi uebelherr, halle/westfalen, germany, supporter of local technical infrastructure

Samira Khoury, Lebanon

Rudy Ruddell, CASTRO VALLEY

Alison Weir, USA, executive director, If Americans Knew

Marlena Santoyo, Philadelphia, Jewish Quaker, Germantown Friends Meeting

B. Ross Ashley, Toronto, ON, Canada, Treasurer, St Paul’s NDP; steering commmittee member, NDP Socialist Caucus; cupporter of teh reproclaimed Fourth International, Not Jewish myself, but a political disciple of Marx, Luxemburg, Trotsky, and Lambert.

Johan A. van der Merwe, George, West Cape, South Africa, Rev. [retired minister of Dutch Reformed Church, South Africa]

Samar Yunis, Florida, USA

Abba A. Solomon, Seattle, Washington, USA, Author of THE SPEECH, AND ITS CONTEXT: Jacob Blaustein’s Speech The Meaning of Palestine Partition to American Jews Given to the Baltimore Chapter, American Jewish Committee, February 15, 1948

Hayley Newman

Cristina López Ortiz, Barcelona, Spain

Kieran Kelly, Aotearoa

Sean Mulligan, Alpharetta, GA, USA

maria cal, vigo-españa

Abraham Melzer, Neu Isenburg, Germany, Publisher and Journalist

Rita Appleby, Grays, Essex, UKs, It is only right and just that Palestinians should be given back their land within the 1967 borders.  Until this takes place I can see no hope of any peace between Israel and Palestine.  Israel is continually flouting International Law by continuing to build on Palestinian lands and thus forcing Palestinians to become refugees in their own country.

Gerald Rozner, Monroe, Mi, USA

Marijke Merel, Utrecht – Netherlands

Zohar Chamberlain Regev, Dúrcal, Granada, Spain

Clint Le Bruyns, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Dr; Director & Senior Lecturer of Theology & Development Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Chuck Scurich, Oakland, CA, United States

Benjamin Silverman, New Jersey, USA, Student, writer

Karim, Woodbury Mn USA

William Leavy, I am not Jewish, but I stand with this statement.

shane, grass valley,ca USA, thanks for speaking out !

Anouche Sherman, London, UK

Jenny Kastner, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dick Reilly, Chicago Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism.

Chloe Meltzer

Scott Linder, Fremont, California, United States, Activist

Richard Forer, Trenton, NJ, USA, Author: Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion – A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Ralph Schoenman, Vallejo, CA USA, author, The Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Mya Shonehone, Vallejo, CA USA, author, The Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Julius Fisher, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abraham Schultz,  Mexico City, Doctor, I wish you a lot of luck!

Aileen

Maxime Touzel, Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada., Human Rights for all

Vaneide, São Paulo – Brazil, Vaneide Olmo

Ahmed Azeddine, Frederiksberg, Denmark, Retired Danish didactic engineering specialist, Teknologist Institut

Elena Klaver, Niwot, CO, It is unjustified and  immoral that I, who have no ties whatsoever to that area, could have a right to return, when people whose immediate family is from there do not have that right.  This is an injustice that might be corrected, and those who have that right should refrain from exercising it until the true indigenous peoples of Palestine can return to their homeland.

Daniel LEVYNE, France, UJFP

Nathan Goldbaum, Chicago, IL US, ISO, Caucus of Rank-and-file Educators, Chicago Teachers Union

Dominique Ventre, Bagnolet, France, French Jewish Union for Peace; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network France

Barbara Thiessen, Kansas City

GUMPEL  GEORGES, GEORGES; France, Membre de l’Union Juive Française pour  la Paix

Dennis Brasky, Millburn, NJ 07041, Profesor – Political Science – Rutgers University

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, London, UK, Founder member, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods

AKIVA  ORR  (MEMBER  OF MATZPEN), ISRAEL, AUTHOR OF  PEACE PEACE AND NP PEACE 1962, ALTHOUGH  THE  STATEMENT  HAS  SOME  INACCURATE HISTORICAL ASSERTIONS  I  SUPPORT  IT – AS A HUMAN BEING  AND  ALSO AS AN

ISRAELI CITIZEN. JEWS AND  ARABS  CAN  –  AND  WILL  –  LIVE TOGETHER AS EQUALS IN  PALESTINE  AS THEY  DID  DURING  THE  GOLDEN  AGE  IN  SPAIN

AND  LATER,  WHEN   MAIMONIDES  WAS SALAH-EL-DIN’s  DOCTOR.

Amanda Sebestyen, London, UK, IJAN UK, JfJfP, JBIG, IJV

Devra Wiseman

Michael Sackin, Leicester, UK, The population explosion of Palestinians and Jews, but especially Palestinians, since 1948 is no excuse to deny Palestinians their right to return.   In fact most Jews deemed it impractical right from the outset.

Riva Joffe, London, U K, Jews Against Zionism

Ben Young, London, UK, The only right and just solution.

Seymour Alexander, Slough, UK, JFJFP

Leslie Safran, London UK

Pam Laurance, LONDON

MLJ, East lansing.

vittorio caroselli, palermo, italy, blogger

Bec Hynek, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Bec Hynek – Socialist Alternative, As a Jewish Anti-Zionist i am increasingly disgusted with the state that claims to stand for all things Jewish. While carrying out ethnic cleansing and colonisation in an Apartheid state, Israel claims to speak for us. This great statement in support of the right of return is important in standing up and saying ‘not in our name’ and ‘never again’.

pat hewett, United States, activist, friends of sabeel

Judith Pecho, Corrales, NM  USA, Peace Activist   R.N. Educator, Stop US support to Israel, no taxes that endorse approval of destruction of men, women and children, their homes and their infrastructure.

Israel must find new leaders, and returns stolen property to Palestinians.

Rick Staggenborg, MD, Coos Bay, Board President, Take Back America for the People

Chuck Scurich, Oakland, CA, United States

Mark Elf, London, UK, Jews sans frontieres

Ellen McGovern, Buderim, QLD, Australia

Dana, Brooklyn,NY, USA

Yossi Schwartz, Haifa Israel, Organization, Internationalist Socialist League, Dear friends

It is a good initiative..It is important that as many anti Zionist Jews will sign the petition.

While have some reservations about some of the formulas you used, that reflect some illusions in the UN, for example, we have no reason not to sign as the overall position  is good , serves  the return of the Palestinian  refugees and to counter act  the Zionist propaganda. In our opinion , the only solution is a socialist revolution by the   Arab working class revolution at the head  of the peasants and poor . We are sure  that the Palestinians will be in  the first line of this revolution  that will form a Palestinian workers state from the river to the sea where the Israeli Jews that will accept it will be granted equal civil rights but not the right to create another separate state. The. section of the Jewish workers that will split from the Zionist movement  like after the Russian revolution, will be part of the new ruling class in the transitional period until socialism and communism -classless society.

joan f rodriguez, san mateo, ca usa, please let there be peace

Diana Neslen, Ilford United Kingdom

Bonnie Walker, Portland, Oregon, USA

Craig Berman, Kampala, Uganda

Michael J Fitzgerald, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA, Head Rower, Chalet Hill Gardens

Jeffrey Monheit, Fresh Meadows, NY, USA

Naomi Woodspring, UK, PSC

David Landy, Dublin, Ireland, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

David Evans, Rochester

Sylvia Laale, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, FAHB-fully alive human being, If we Jews have the right to show up and be citizens in Israel,then it is only just and fair that Palestinians have that right.

We Canadians have always welcomed refugees from places, on occasion, we had not even heard of before violence and genocide drove people from those places to our beautiful shores. This world is big enough to house all our peoples; our hearts need to be big enough to welcome them ‘home’ and then learn how to live in peace and comfort with them.

Linea Johansen, Denmark, Social-and helthcare helper, I wish the palestian to come home

Daniel Fernandes, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Grandson of a brazilian soldier that helped to fought Hitler

Nadia Warrayat, Washington D.C.

Marco Ramazzotti Stockel, Roma, Dr, ECO, Ebrei contro l’Occupazione, I am an Italian Jew, I am not a Zionist, I support the Palestinian Right of Return

Anna Farkas, Rome, Italy, Member, U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice – Rome

Yael Korin, Culver City, California, USA, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Southern California

Deborah Fink, UK, Deborah Fink, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods

Hilde Kristin Ellingsund, Norway

John Spritzler, United States, Editor, http://www.NewDemocracyWorld.org, My ancestors are Jewish; I do not identify as Jewish myself, however.

Adam Balsam, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Member of Independant Jewish Voices Canada

Maggie bagon, Florence Oregon US, Social activist humanrights advocate, We must treat all Palestinians with respect and stop the persecution and bigotry, this is their land too!

Jeff Neff, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Human rights activist

Dr. Susan Curtiss, Los Angeles, Professor, UCLA

Kathy Wazana, Toronto, Documentary Filmmaker. Director, They Were Promised the Sea

Boris Hammerschlag‏, Israel/Occupied Palestine, Member of the Internationalist Socialist League, grandson of holocaust survivors and victims (Dachau), Friend me on Facebook for discussions, visit my favorite website http://www.the-isleague.com

Peter Melvyn, Vienna, Austria, Critical Jewish Voice

Samir Twair, L.A., CA., USA, Journalist, activist, This is the best solution for the Palestinian Cause. And it is the best solution for the Israelis if they want to save themselves and world peace.

Israel can’t survive as an Apartheid state any longer. Once the Arab revolutions and the Arab Spring have started two years ago, Israel Apartheid state has no place among Arab democracies.

To be a Jewish State and democratic can’t go together. Either you are a religious state like Iran or a democratic state like the USA.

Paola Canarutto, Italy

Alice Graner, Mpls, MN, Support the cause

BUD KOOTZER, NY   NY

Rachel Rubin, Chicago, IL, USA

John A Imani, Los Angeles, CA, RAC-LA

Susan Daum, New York,NY, M.D.

Larry Lawson, Tignish, PEI, Canada, I wonder what Americans – or my Canadians, for that matter – would think if the State of Israel had been set up in the middle of the US or Canada and they’d behaved towards us as they have to the Palestinians.

Shaina Greiff, London, UK, Researcher and writer

Eli Marcus, Occupied Palestine, Organization, Internationalist Socialist League

Moran Barir, Jerusalem, Israel, Human Rights Activist

Ernest Rodker, London./on jfjfp contact list

Michael Ryan, Lacoste, France

Walter Daum, New York, NY, USA, League for the Revolutionary Party

Guy St Hialie, Canada, I support the right of return for the Palestinian people.I would also like to state that there should be one state for all,Jewish people,Muslim people ,Christian people and all the other religious organizations,living together in Peace,as it was before 1948.

The new state should be called the Palestine! The people of Israel that live there today would regain respect from the world at large .

David Bragin, United States, Political Activist

pauline laurance, how can we as jews not listen when others are oppressed?

Chuck Scurich, Oakland, CA, United States

Rhona Wyer, Upper Bangor, Bangor & Abglesey Peace & Justice Group, The land is area where anyone should have permission to live and equal rights to do so regardless of race or religion as long as they agree to live in a democratic secular state with equal rights recognised by all then there should be no problem.

The state is a democratic entity in which religion has no place, this should be a matter between wo(man) and their god.

Lily van den Bergh, Amsterdam, Documentary filmmaker & organiser ‘ Women in Black ‘ The Netherlands

Ihsan Ghadieh, mi,usa.

Stephen Landau, White Plains, NY, USA, Translator and Publisher, Equal rights and respect for the dignity of Palestinean men, women and children are sine quibus non for the peace.

Sarah Ebady

H. Kelly Taylor, University City, Mo. USA.

Liz Elkind, Scotland

Langlois Dominique, Belgium (Hainaut)

Heidi Grunebaum, Cape Town, South Africa

Mehrnaz Shahabi, Bristol, UKs

FedericoHomestead, Fl. USA, Economist

Samar Barakat, London

Aaron, London, no organisational endorsement

mariyam mulla, londons Mulla

Evelyn Hecht-Galinski, autor and journalist, Germany, Palestinian right of Return an one State foe all ethnics, no apartheid jewish State anymore, For a free State for all ethnics, stop the jewish apartheid! Palestine must be free from the jordan until….

Jews for Palestinian Right of Return Update

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Since it was publicly launched three days ago, the JFPROR statement has been met with remarkable enthusiasm. Individual responses have included the following:

Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada): “Beautiful!”

Mezna Qato (US Palestinian Community Network): “Absolutely beautiful.”

Dr. Ghada Karmi, M.D.: “An excellent statement which gets at the heart of the Palestinian cause. All people of conscience must sign it.”

Max Blumenthal: “I was proud to join so many outstanding people in signing.”

Stuart Bramhall (Daily Censored): “Profoundly moving.”

Eric Carwardine (Australia): “To see both the Right of Return and the single-state concept combined in the same policy is truly inspiring.”

Beyond the 40 initial signers, the statement has been embraced by 400 endorsers of various ethnicities, religions and/or nationalities. Notably, these additional endorsers include the people and organizations below.*

Adam Horowitz’s posting of the statement on Mondoweiss has generated extensive debate. It is also online at Al Awda NY, Electronic Intifada, Sabbah Report, Twitter, Topsy, Socialistworker.org, IMEU, AnthonyLowenstein.com, Independent Australian Jewish Voices, and Anti-Imperialista.

More than 700 people have joined the Facebook Event page, and the JFPROR website has had more than 1300 hits.

To help escalate this momentum, please:

1. Share the statement as shown athttps://jfpror.wordpress.com/ on your website, Facebook page, Twitter, etc.

2. Ask media and others to do the same.

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*Additional Signers and Endorsers (Partial List: Full list periodically updated at: https://jfpror.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/additional-endorsers-and-statements-of-support/)

Stephen Aberle, Vancouver, BC, Independent Jewish Voices

Deborah Agre, Berkeley, CA, USA, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Ruth Bader, Australia, German-Jewish/Australian, daughter of Holocaust survivors

Ronnie Barkan, Tel-Aviv, Boycott from Within

Nora Barrows-Friedman, Journalist

Dalit Baum, Israeli feminist teacher and activist

Nancy J. Bell, Rossville, GA, United States Student Ambassador for Peace to Israel (1978)

Medea Benjamin, Codirector, Codepink

Mark Berman, Playwright

Rima Berns-McGown, Toronto, Writer and Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Elizabeth Block, Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices

Audrey Bomse, National Lawyers Guild, Free Gaza

Dennis Brasky, Profesor – Political Science – Rutgers University

Dr. Clint Le Bruyns, Director & Senior Lecturer of Theology & Development Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Estee Chandler, Founding Member, Jewish Voice for Peace, L.A. Chapter

Prof. Roger Dittmann, CSU Fullerton

Mark Elf, Jews sans frontieres

Nada Elia, Seattle WA, Professor, Antioch University

Prof. Sam Farber, NYC

Gary Fields, Associate Professor, UCSD

Alexei Folger, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area

Maxine Fookson, Portland, Oregon, Jewish Voice for Peace

Richard Forer, Author of Breakthrough: Transforming Fear Into Compassion –
A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English, Univ. of Hawaii

Racheli Gai, Tucson Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace

Kamran Ghasri, Israel Divestment Campaign

Dr. Terri Ginsberg, NYC; film scholar; Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism

Neta Golan, Palestinian Territories, ISM

Nathan Goldbaum, ISO, Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators, Chicago Teachers Union

Steve Goldfield, Ph.D., Oakland, CA, Former chair, Palestine Solidarity Committee, former editor, Palestine Focus

Jean R. Goldman, Miami Beach, Women in Black

Sue Goldstein, Toronto, Women in Solidarity with Palestine

Marty Goodman, NYC, Former Executive Board member, Transport Workers Union Local 100

Cathy Gulkin, Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

Georges Gumpel, Union Juive Française pour la Paix

Freda Guttman, Montreal, Tadamon!

Abe Hayeem, Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (U.K.)

Annette Herskovits, Berkeley, Holocaust survivor, writer, and activist

Rebecca Hom, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network-U.S.

Bec Hynek, Sydney, Australia, Socialist Alternative
Jews Opposing Zionism, Not In Our Name – NION (Canada)

Riva Joffe, London, Jews Against Zionism

Ramsey Judah, Los Angeles activist and Immigration Rights Attorney

Alex Kane, Assistant Editor, Mondoweiss.net and World editor, AlterNet

Dan Kaplan, Executive Secretary, AFT Local 1493, San Mateo, CA Community College Federation of Teachers

Asaf Kedar, Zochrot

Alice Diane Kisch, Emerryville, CA, Jewish Voice for Peace

Ghada Karmi, UK Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Steve Kowit, American poet, Professor emeritus, Southwestern College
L.A. Jews for Peace

Labor for Palestine

Melanie Lazarow, University of Melbourne

Howard Lenow, Sudbury, MA, Union Attorney, Founder American Jews For A Just Peace

Leah Levane, London, Jews for Justice for Palestinians

Brenda Lewis, Guelph, Ontario, child of Holocaust survivor

Abby Lippman, Montreal, Professor Emerita, McGill University

Jennifer Loewenstein, Madison

Henry Lowi, IDF veteran

Alex Lubin, Professor, American University of Beirut

Helga Mankovitz, Kingston, ON, Independent Jewish Voices

Richard Marcuse, West Vancouver, BC, Independent Jewish Voices

Waldo Mermelstein, Sao Paulo

Gail Miller, NY, Passenger, U. S. Boat to Gaza–The Audacity of Hope

Mirna Miranda, U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation

New York City Labor Against the War

Prof. Hilton Obenzinger

Akiva Orr, Matzpen

Kevin Ovenden, London, Palestine solidarity activist, Respect Party

Peter Rachleff, Saint Paul, Professor of History, Macalester College

Fanny-Michaela Reisin, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – EJJP Germany

Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, Chair, British Committee for the Universities of Palestine

Martha Roth, Vancouver BC, Independent Jewish Voices

Cheyl A. Rubenberg, Boca Raton, Professor (retired)

Sara Saba, Esq., Princeton, NJ Attorney and Human Rights Activist

Margot Salom, Brisbane Australia, Just Peace for Palestine

Gabriel M Schivone, Tucson, Ad Hoc Steering Committee member, National
Students for Justice in Palestine

Angelika Schneider, German Branch Fellowship of Reconciliation

Christiane Schomblond, Brussels, Belgium, professor retired from University of Brussels

Ralph Schoenman, Vallejo, CA., Author: Hidden History of Zionism

Yossi Schwartz, Haifa, Internationalist Socialist League

Scientists Without Borders

Amanda Sebestyen, IJAN UK, JfJfP, JBIG, IJV

Sid Shniad, Vancouver, BC, National Steering Committee, Independent Jewish Voices

Mya Shone, Author, The Hidden History of Zionism and other works

Abba A. Solomon, Author of The Speech, and Its Context

Sonoma Valley Peace & Justice

Peter Sporn, Oak Park, Illinois, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East

Marsha Steinberg, BDS LA for Justice in Palestine

Cy & Lois Swartz, Philadelphia, Grandparents for Peace in the Middle East

Prof. Barry Trachtenberg

Matthew Taylor, Berkeley, founding member, Young Jewish and Proud group
within Jewish Voice for Peace

USACBI: US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Dominique Ventre, French Jewish Union for Peace; International Jewish Anti-
Zionist Network France

Viva Palestina Australia

Stuart Ward, Chairperson, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand

Judith Weisman, Toronto, Independent Jewish Voices, Not in Our Name

Suzanne Weiss, Toronto

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Founder member, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods

Bekah Wolf, Co-Founder, Palestine Solidarity Project

Tamar Yaron, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel, founder & moderator: Encounter-EMEM for international Israel-Palestine peace activities

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Jews For Palestinian Right of Return
January 1, 2013

“For Palestinians, the right to return home and the right to live in dignity and equality in their own land are not any less important than the right to live free of military occupation.”
–Prof. Saree Makdisi[1]

For more than a century, Zionists have sought to construct a “Jewish state” through forced removal of the indigenous Palestinian people.

In 1948, this state was established through the Nakba (Catastrophe): erasure and occupation of more than 500 Palestinian towns and villages, dispossession of over 750,000 Palestinians, and a terror campaign of which the massacre at Deir Yassin is but the most infamous example.

Since 1967, Israel has also occupied and colonized the remainder of historic Palestine. Today, this relentless ethnic cleansing continues — armed and financed by the U.S. and its allies — on both sides of the 1948 “Green Line.”

As a cumulative result, seventy percent of Palestinians are in exile, the world’s largest refugee population.

Nowhere is this clearer than in Gaza, where Israel inflicts particularly brutal collective punishment on 1.7 million people — most of them refugees — for defiantly resisting expulsion from their homes throughout historic Palestine.

“Pick a point, any point, along [Gaza’s] 25-mile coastline,” writes Gaza City resident Lara Aburamadan, “and you’re seven or so miles — never more — from the other side. The other side is where my grandparents were born, in a village that has since become someone else’s country, off limits to me. You call it Israel. I call it the place where the bombs come from.”[2]

To hide these crimes and shield itself from their consequences, the Zionist regime officially denies the Nakba, the ethical equivalent of Holocaust denial. It has even authorized legislation to penalize those who memorialize the Nakba — a step toward criminalizing its observance altogether.

As it is for all colonized peoples, liberation means reversing dispossession. “The Palestinian cause,” writes Dr. Haidar Eid in Gaza, “is the right of return for all refugees and nothing less.”[3]

Return — one of the key demands of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign — is affirmed in U.N. resolution 194, but derives from the principle of universal human rights and, as such, cannot be renounced or abandoned by any body or representative; it inalienably attaches to Palestinians, both individually and collectively.

Despite this, even some who criticize Israel’s 1967 occupation claim that Palestinian return is “unrealistic.”

However, solidarity means unconditional support for the just aims of those resisting oppression. As Palestinian journalist-activist Maath Musleh explains: “If you think that [return] is not possible, then you are really not in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.”[4]

Some also object that refugees’ return would mean an end to the “Jewish state.” But supporters of social justice must ask themselves how they can defend a state whose very existence depends on structural denial of Palestinian rights.

Recently, more than a hundred leading Palestinian activists reaffirmed their opposition “to all forms of racism and bigotry, including, but not limited to, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Zionism, and other forms of bigotry directed at anyone, and in particular people of color and indigenous peoples everywhere.”[5]

Such racism and bigotry is reflected precisely in Zionism’s attempt to erase the Palestinian people, a century long campaign that dishonors the memory of Jewish suffering and resistance in Europe.

The moral response is clear: “There is one geopolitical entity in historic Palestine,” writes Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah. “Israel must not be allowed to continue to entrench its apartheid, racist and colonial rule throughout that land.”[6]

As Jews of conscience, we call on all supporters of social justice to stand up for Palestinian Right of Return and a democratic state throughout historic Palestine — “From the River to the Sea” — with equal rights for all.

The full measure of justice, upon which the hopes of all humanity depends, requires no less.

Initial signers
List in formation; affiliations listed for identification only
To sign as an individual or organization, e-mail jfpror@gmail.com

Max Ajl, Writer and activist; Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine

Gabriel Ash, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Switzerland

Max Blumenthal, Journalist and author

Prof. Haim Bresheeth, Filmmaker, photographer and film studies scholar

Lenni Brenner, Author and anti-war activist

Mike Cushman, Convenor, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (UK)

Sonia Fayman, French Jewish Union for Peace; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network France

Sherna Berger Gluck, Founding member US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Israel Divestment Campaign

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Coordinator, Fellowship of Reconciliation Peacewalks, Mural Arts in Palestine and Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence

Hector Grad, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (Spain)

Abraham Greenhouse, Blogger, Electronic Intifada

Tony Greenstein, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (UK)

Jeff Halper, Director, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

Stanley Heller, Host of “The Struggle” TV News

Tikva Honig-Parnass, Former member of the Zionist armed forces (1948); author of False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine

Adam Horowitz, Co-Editor, Mondoweiss.net

Selma James, Global Women’s Strike; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK

David Klein, Organizing Committee, US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Dennis Kortheuer, Organizing Committee, US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Israel Divestment Campaign; Dump Veolia LA

David Letwin, Activist and writer; Gaza Freedom March

Michael Letwin, Co-Founder, Labor for Palestine; Organizing Committee, US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel; Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition

Antony Loewenstein, Australian journalist and author

Barbara Lubin, Executive Director, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Mike Marqusee, Author If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew

Hajo Meyer, Auschwitz survivor; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Linda Milazzo, Participatory journalist and educator

Prof. Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian and socialist activist

Miko Peled, Author of The General’s Son

Karen Pomer, Granddaughter of Henri B. van Leeuwen, Dutch anti-Zionist leader and Bergen-Belsen survivor

Diana Ralph, Assistant Coordinator, Independent Jewish Voices-Canada

Dorothy Reik, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains

Prof. Dr. Fanny-Michaela Reisin, President, International League for Human Rights (German Section FIDH); Founding member of Jewish Voice for a Just Peace – EJJP Germany

Rachel Roberts, Civil rights attorney and writer

Ilana Rossoff, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Carol K. Smith, Activist and civil rights attorney

Lia Tarachansky, Director, Seven Deadly Myths

Hadas Thier, Contributing author of The Struggle for Palestine; Israeli-born daughter and grand-daughter of Nazi Holocaust survivors

Dr. Abraham Weizfeld, Montréal; Jewish People’s Liberation Organization

Sherry Wolf, Author and public speaker; International Socialist Organization; Adalah-NY

Marcy Winograd, Former Congressional Peace Candidate; public school teacher

Dr. Roger van Zwanenberg, Non-Executive Director, Pluto Books Ltd.

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Notes

[1] Saree Makdisi, “If Not Two States, Then One,” N.Y. Times, December 5, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/opinion/global/if-not-two-states-then-one.html?_r=0

[2] Lara Aburamadan, “Trapped in Gaza,” N.Y. Times, November 16, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/opinion/trapped-in-gaza.html

[3] Haidar Eid, “The Palestinian Left and RoR,” ZMag, October 8, 2012, http://www.zcommunications.org/the-palestinian-left-and-ror-by-haidar-eid

[4] Maath Musleh, “Communique: Palestine #4 Brief Thoughts on International Solidarity With Our Struggle in Palestine,” September 8, 2012,  http://internationalsocialist.org.uk/index.php/blog/brief-thoughts-on-international-solidarity-with-our-struggle-in-palestine/

[5] “The struggle for Palestinian rights is incompatible with any form of racism or bigotry: a statement by Palestinians,” Electronic Intifada, October 23, 2012,  http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/struggle-palestinian-rights-incompatible-any-form-racism-or-bigotry-statement

[6] Ali Abunimah, “Mahmoud Abbas’ real ‘accomplishment’ was not the UN vote on Palestine,” Aljazeera, December 2, 2012,  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/12/2012122165114321474.html. See also, “The Way Forward for Palestine Solidarity, June 23, 2010,  http://al-awdany.org/2010/07/statement-the-way-forward-for-palestine-solidarity-please-endorse/