Petitions

Below is a growing list of petition you can sign. While signing petitions never saved a single life by itself, if one considers this as only one aspect of the growing social and political pressure by the concerned public on indifferent governments, it can indeed be helpful. Please sign and forward to friends. If you know about any more petitions not listed here, send me an email at haim@haimbresheeth.com

Creation of a Special Tribunal to try Israeli War Criminals

The undersigned NGOs and individuals
Call upon the General Assembly to create a special international tribunal to try Israel, its political and military leaders, for such crimes in violation of international law, human rights law and international humanitarian law in the Palestinian Occupied Territory of which they may be charged.

Petition sent to Gordon Brown: Signatories on Jan 15, 2009: 28,164

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to do everything in his power to impose an arms embargo on Israel in light of the recent Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip and to apply pressure on countries supplying Israel with arms that breach international agreements with the intention of restoring lasting peace to the region.

Petition: Israel must be judged at the International Criminal Court – Universal petition

To the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

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Law is the distinguishing mark of human civilisation. All progress made by humanity coincides with the consolidation of rights. The challenge that Israel’s aggression against Gaza poses to us consists in affirming, when confronted with such great suffering, that the response to violence is justice.
War crimes? Only courts are able to bring about a sentence, but all of us can bear witness, because a human being only exists in his relationship with others. The circumstances show the breadth of their dimension in Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1949, «All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.»
The protection of populations, and not only of States, is the reason why the International Criminal Court exists. A population without a State is the most threatened of all, and before History, they are placed under the protection of international bodies. The most vulnerable populations must be the most protected. Killing Palestinian civilians, the Israeli armoured tanks have caused humanity as a whole to bleed. We have been insisting that the power of the Prosecutor be put at the service of all the victims, and this task must allow that the entire world receives a message of hope, that of the construction of international rights based on human rights. And together, one day, we can pay homage to the Palestinian people for the contribution that they have given to the defence of human freedom.

Open letter to Israeli Soldiers: A petition

Jews call on Israeli soldiers to stop war crimes
We Jews in the international community call upon Israeli soldiers to raise the Black Flag of Illegality over the operations against the people of Gaza.
We refuse to remain silent while Israeli leaders force Israeli soldiers to commit war crimes: crimes against humanity for which they will one day be called to account. Israeli soldiers of conscience can, and must, stop this dangerous, illegal, and immoral war.
This criminal activity does nothing to advance the health and welfare of Jews. Rather, from Sderot to Sydney, from Ashkelon to Amsterdam, we will all benefit when there is justice for Palestinians.
Therefore, we call on you to use all measures possible to stop these atrocities against the Palestinian people. Flagrantly illegal orders must not simply be disobeyed, but actively and effectively opposed.
We members of the international Jewish community call on you, the Israeli soldiers of conscience, to halt the Israeli war machine, which only you can, and must, do.

To sign, click on the link above.

Urgent: Tell the Media to Expose Israel’s War Crimes in Gaza: A petition

Since the beginning of Israel’s assault on Gaza American media outlets have only reported a one-sided Israeli narrative depicting the Israel as the victim exercising self-defense against Palestinian terrorists . National TV News stations have refused to show viewers the carnage, destruction and humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The media’s unethical biased actions have provided public relations cover for Israel’s massacres in Gaza, giving Israel more time to kill, injure and destroy Gaza’s civilian infrastructure.
The media has also ignored to relay the news of alleged Israeli war crimes against civilians a claim made by several international agencies including the Red Cross, Amnesty International and the United Nations.

TAKE ACTION NOW: TELL THE AMERICAN MEDIA TO STOP THE BIAS COVERAGE AND MEDIA BLACK OUT ON GAZA

Petition in support of call by United Nations General Assembly President Miguel D’escoto Brockmann for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

During the 57th Plenary Meeting on the Question of Palestine, President of the General Assembly Miguel D’escoto Brockmann broke a diplomatic taboo by describing Israeli policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories as similar to those of the defunct apartheid regime in South Africa. D’Escoto also urged the United Nations to use the term ‘apartheid’ without fear, and recommended that the United Nations
“….should consider following the lead of a new generation of civil society, who are calling for a similar non-violent campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel to end its violations.”

Read the whole petition on the link above.

Scientists against the war: sent by Mariam Said

We, the undersigned, as scientists and members of universities, express our utmost concern and condemnation of the current Israeli attacks in Gaza strip. This is a clear violation of international law, specifically the Fourth Geneva Convention “relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War” (1949).

Read the whole petition above, where you can sign it.

Israel Sanctions: To Gordon Brown

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Introduce sanctions against Israel. More details above

Submitted by Thomas Chant ˆ Deadline to sign up by: 27 January 2009 ˆ Signatures: 9,313

Call by 500 Israeli academics:

Please find enclosed a petition signed by about 500 Israeli citizens, calling for urgent international intervention in order to stop Israel from continuing the war it has waged against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Palestinian petition to Mahmoud Abbas

We the undersigned Palestinians, appalled by Israel’s assault on Gaza and by the lack of effective action to end it, call on you to immediately stop negotiations with Israel until it

• Ends all military activity against Gaza.
• Ends its draconian siege against the Palestinian people in Gaza once and for all.
• Agrees to a comprehensive, reciprocal ceasefire that covers all parts of Palestine and Israel.
• Completely freezes its construction of settlements and the Separation Wall.

Hebrew petition against the war

ממשלת ישראל פתחה במבצע “עופרת יצוקה” כנגד רצועת עזה מתוך משאלות נקם. היעד של הפסק ירי הטילים על שטחי ישראל ניתן להשגה כבר עכשיו במשא ומתן. אין צורך בהרג והרס נוספים כדי להביא לתוצאה זו. יש להפסיק את ההתקפות בעזה מייד ולהציע חזרה לשולחן הדיונים. שאיפות נקם סתמיות כגון “ככה אי אפשר להמשיך!” אינן מהוות מדיניות רצינית או בטחונית אלא מהוות רחשי לב בלבד.
אנא חיתמו למען הפסק ההרג וההרס המיותרים כל כך !

GAZA: STOP THE BLOODSHED!

Petition to the UN Security Council, the European Union, the Arab League and the USA:
We urge you to act immediately to ensure a comprehensive ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, to protect civilians on all sides, and to address the growing humanitarian crisis. Only through robust international action and oversight can the bloodshed be stopped, the Gaza crossings safely re-opened and real progress made toward a wider peace in 2009.

Killer Shimon Perez does not deserve Nobel Peace Prize

Based on the Conscious of freedom and in the framework of international demands to withdraw Nobel Peace Prize from the war criminal Shimon Perez, who leads the Israeli barbaric war machine that committed daily massacres against unarmed children and civilians in Gaza; We demand Nobel Peace Prize Committee to withdraw the prize from this killer who violates all human rights international laws and conventions which assure the protection of civilians and children.

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