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February 19, 2014

2014.02.19: Social Justice Petitions for Egypt & Palestine

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:06 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Social Justice Petitions for Egypt & Palestine


Defend democratic rights in Egypt
WE, THE undersigned, condemn the Egyptian government’s arrest, detention and torture of activists exercising their right to legally and peacefully protest. Human rights groups, journalists’ associations, and other organizations have documented abuses by Egypt’s police and security forces, including the use of excessive force, mass arrests, and the torture and killing of those who dissent.

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Jews of Conscience Salute the ASA Boycott of Apartheid Israel
We salute the American Studies Association’s courageous endorsement of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli academic institutions, which are leading accomplices in more than six decades of ethnic cleansing, colonization, war crimes, and apartheid. As Jews, we refuse to remain silent as a so-called “Jewish state,” armed by the U.S. and its allies, commits these injustices with impunity in our name.

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