A letter signed by 40 survivors of the Nazi genocide and 287 descendants of survivors and victims ran as a half-page ad in the Saturday, August 23rd New York Times. The letter has been getting an overwhelming response. See below for news coverage and other responses.
Raphael Cohen interviewed on Al Jazeera
Over 300 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide to attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza. Please donate to help us run this letter as a half-page ad in the New York Times.
“As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.”
Suzanne Weiss, August 25, 2014, press conference for survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi Genocide demanding justice in Gaza: I sign this letter in protest of the advertisement by Elie Wiesel who pretends to be the voice of Judiasm. I take my stand against Israel’s massacre in Gaza and in solidarity with… Read more »
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE DEEPLY MOVED BY THE BRAVE ACTION OF JEWISH SURVIVORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THE NAZI HOLOCAUST WHO HAVE TAKEN ACTION TO SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE OF GAZA. WE FULLY SUPPORT THEIR STATEMENT BELOW AND JOIN THEM IN DECLARING, “NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!”.
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IJAN has received a flood of responses to the letter condemning Israel’s genocide of Palestinians, which ran in the New York Times August 23rd. The letter was signed by 40 survivors of the Nazi genocide and 287 descendants of survivors and victims. Below are some of the personal messages of support and solidarity that IJAN… Read more »
Over 100 Jewish survivors and descendents of Jewish survivors of the Nazi genocide have signed on to this letter condemning Israel’s massacre on Gaza and calling for an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people. In the letter, they also speak out against the abuse of their histories to promote the dehumanization of Palestinians advanced by Elie Wiesel among others in his recent ads placed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Guardian. If you are a survivor of the genocide or a descendent of survivors, please click here and scroll to the bottom to add your name to the letter. Please donate to help us place this letter with its signatories as an advertisement in the New York Times in order to convey the message that never again means NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!
Jews in Britain Against Genocide wrote the following letter to the artistic director of the Tricycle Theater thanking the Tricycle for refusing to host a film festival funded in part by the Israeli government. The letter expresses outrage at false accusations of anti-Semitism leveled at the Tricycle and condemns Israel’s use of culture to promote its global image as a way of maintaining impunity in its murderous violence against and disposession of Palestinians.
Casi trescientos de supervivientes y descendientes de supervivientes del genocidio Nazi firman un manifiesto titulado ¡Nunca más para cualquiera! condenando la masacre de Gaza y reclaman el fin del genocidio del pueblo palestino. En la carta también denuncian el uso fraudulento de sus historias y biografías para promover la deshumanización de los palestinos tal como hacen Elie Wiesel junto a otros autores en recientes artículos (Ver http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/liberal-guardianprint-pro-genocide-ad), aparecidos en The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post y The Guardian. Por favor done para ayudar a poner esta carta en el New York Times.
At 3.30pm today, 4 August 2014, outside the London offices of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, on the 27th day of Israel’s military attack on the Gazan people, Jews in Britain Against Genocide staged a die-in to commemorate the hundreds of Palestinian children deliberately targeted and killed by Israel. We displayed toys, clothes and replicas of mutilated children and babies smeared red to symbolise the blood of Palestinian children murdered by Israeli forces.
Last November, IJAN and Israeli & Irish supporters had two lively and noisy protests of the Tricycle when they hosted the Israeli-sponsored UK Jewish Film Festival (UKJFF) last year (2 & 13 November 2013). The protest was organized as part of BDS (the effort for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel), and targeted the film festival because it is co-sponsored by the Israeli embassy. Now the Tricycle has refused to host the film festival citing the continued sponsorship of the embassy.