Apartheid Wall campaign Letter - WORD Version JS
An alternative pushing sanctions is available see JS Sanctions
Dear Foreign Secretary,
Israel is building a wall that will create the world’s
biggest prison! The wall
establishes as ‘fact on the ground’ a new border stealing Palestinian land
and reducing any future potential Palestinian state to just 40% of that within
even the 1967 borders. The wall is
isolating farmers from their land, splitting families and isolating villages!
Building the wall has continued in spite of the Road Map; in spite of diplomatic pressure even from America.
Does the Government deny that the wall violates the
Geneva Convention? Does the
Government recognise that, by continuing to build the wall, the Israeli
Government is demonstrating that it will never return to the 1967 borders, never
return Palestinian water resources and never allow Palestinians to have a viable
state thereby undermining any hopes that the Palestinian people might have of a
just negotiated peace?
The Israeli Government has learnt from 35 years of
appeasement that it can do whatever it likes without any risk of sanctions or
constraint. It has learnt that it
can ignore diplomatic protests (remember the insistence that F16s and Helicopter
Gunships couldn’t be used on civilian populations!).
Israel has disregarded yet another UN resolution and continues to violate
the Geneva Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Sanctions have been imposed on other countries violating
UN resolutions and were essential in ending the South African Apartheid regime.
When will the Government, with its responsibilities as a
member of the Quartet, call for sanctions to be imposed on Israel unless it
stops building the Apartheid Wall, expanding Settlements and violating the
Geneva Convention? If the
Government doesn’t support the call for sanctions, what argument does it offer
for believing that continuing the 35 years of appeasement of Israel will ever
lead to a just peace in the Middle East?