The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) expresses its profound sympathy and grief over the brutal murder of three Muslim American students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on February 10, 2015. We send our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the victims of this heinous crime. 19-year-old Razan Muhammed Abu-Salha, 21-year-old Yusor Muhammed Abu-Salha, and 23 year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat were all murdered in cold blood, “execution-style,” as the father of the two women said.
This was a horrific crime, and the current investigations into whether it constitutes a hate crime rightly point to the racism and Islamophobia from which it stemmed. This was not an isolated incident, but rather a terrible addition to the increasingly rampant anti-Arab and Islamophobic violence that is sweeping across the United States and Europe.
IJAN is glad to present its solidarity with the Platform Against Islamophobia and its promotion of a Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Law against Hate Crimes, as well as its implementation at the national and state levels. We seek to add our network to your list of supporters.
In our network there are active members who are children and grandchildren of survivors of the Nazi genocide. From this location we assume the responsibility of standing in solidarity with all who are persecuted, oppressed, or vulnerable because of their race, ethnicity, religion or culture. We must ensure that the cry “Never Again” means “Never Again for Anyone.”
IJAN, International Jewish Antizionist Network, Red Internacional Judía antisionista por sus siglas en inglés, tiene el agrado de presentar su solidaridad con la Plataforma contra la Islamofobia. y su reclamo de un Plan Estratégico y una Ley Integral contra los Delitos de Odio, exigiendo su puesta en marcha a las autoridades españolas y a nivel estatal. Solicitamos tengan a bien de añadir nuestra red a vuestra lista de adhesiones.
En nuestra red, hay miembros activos, hijo/as y nieto/as de supervivientes del genocidio nazi. Asumimos la responsabilidad de solidarizarnos con aquellos perseguidos, oprimidos , vulnerables , con motivo de su fe, fisonomía, cultura, gentilicio… subrayando de forma contundente que el grito de Nunca Más, es Nunca más para todo grupo humano.
Dozens of organizations signed on to this letter defending Angela Davis’ speech at UC Santa Cruz’s 2015 Martin Luther King Convocation against attack by the Amcha Initiative.
Excerpt: “We write specifically in support of the movements and individuals, like Angela Davis, who are exposing the role of the U.S. government and its partnership with Israeli state agencies and corporations to police. This partnership has expanded repressive policing, which criminalizes Black, Brown, immigrant, poor, queer and transgender communities. The U.S. wields the world’s largest and most powerful military, which it employs to gain access to resources and geopolitical influence, targeting Third World people. It trains police and militias around the world in order to monitor and repress populations and movements, and funds and supports the state of Israel to do the same. Israel has developed its military and surveillance infrastructure through its repression of Palestinians and the colonization of their land; in turn, Israel markets its products and shares its repressive tactics and technologies with the United States, Europe, and regimes across the Third World/Global South, bolstering its militarized economy and geopolitical stature.”
Beginning on the day that marks the New Year for Trees, Tuesday, February 3 is the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat, which honors the sacred miracle of trees. In many Jewish traditions, trees are celebrated as one of the most central symbols of life, and in Jewish law, there are strict prohibitions against destroying trees.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, leaders of the religious Zionist movement began a custom of planting trees in Jewish colonies in Palestine as part of a celebration of Tu B’shvat. In 1901, this tradition was then adopted by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) for its “Plant a Tree in Israel” Campaign. Since then, the JNF has shamelessly exploited Tu B’shvat as an opportunity to raise international funds and support for its tree plantings, which function to greenwash Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we honor Hajo Meyer’s life and his commitment to the liberation of all people suffering dehumanization.
Below is a video in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day articulating the vision of “Never Again for Anyone” as lifted up by 350 survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide who published a letter in the New York Times during Israel’s 2014 massacre in Gaza.
The video features footage of Hajo Meyer, a survivor of Auschwitz, and the lead signatory to the letter, who passed away the evening before it ran.
Never Again for Anyone from Intl Jewish Anti-Zionist Network on Vimeo.
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No tenemos los elementos completos para avanzar hipótesis sobre perpetradores, tomadores de decisiones, vericuetos de servicios de inteligencia, manipulaciones electoralistas y otras conjeturas más o menos plausibles. Lo que es realidad es Netanyahu desfilando con otros cabecillas del poder visible de Europa con la comandante Merkel a la cabeza, el domingo 11 de enero 2015… Read more »
The Stop the JNF Campaign is Organizing a Land Defense Delegation to Palestine in spring of 2015. View and download the flyer here.
Campaign and delegation goals:
-Build connections between the Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign and diverse land based, indigenous sovereignty, and environmental justice struggles
-Introduce organizers working on these struggles to their counterparts in Palestine for longer term joint struggle efforts, including the Stop the JNF campaign
Contact: email@example.com for more information