Letter: Marzec has been “defamed” for her courageous stand against Israel (Athens Post)

Letter: Marzec has been “defamed” for her courageous stand against Israel

September 6, 2014

Jews for Palestinian Right of Return deplores the witch-hunt against Megan Marzec, president of the Ohio University Student Senate, following her protest of the recent U.S.-backed Israeli massacre in Gaza, which has taken the lives of more than 2000 people, many of them civilians, children, entire families, the elderly, and the disabled.

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was vilified for opposing the Vietnam War with the famous words: For the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent. Today, Megan and other critics of Israeli war crimes are similarly defamed for taking an equally courageous stand.

Along with a growing number of Jews and many other people of conscience around the world, we welcome her support of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), which calls for the complete dismantling of Israel’s apartheid regime, through:

An end to Israeli military occupation of the 1967 territories. Full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Right of return for Palestinian refugees, as affirmed by UN resolution 194.

We are proud to stand with Megan, and all those who speak out against racism, colonialism and injustice.

Michael Letwin is the co-founder of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return.

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