No Dispossession in Silwan

No Dispossession in Silwan

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For decades the Palestinian residents of Silwan have been struggling to remain in their homes in resistance to Israeli colonization. Today, as Palestinians lockdown and tend to the record number of community members who have contracted Covid, Israel is working even harder to steal their land. Settler organizations, including Ateret Cohanim and Elad, lead this inhumane effort. They are financially supported by many U.S.-based Christians, clinging to the false theology of Christian Zionism.  Please take a moment today to contact your representatives and demand an end to Palestinian dispossession. 

Together we can build a world where we treat ...

For decades the Palestinian residents of Silwan have been struggling to remain in their homes in resistance to Israeli colonization. Today, as Palestinians lockdown and tend to the record number of community members who have contracted Covid, Israel is working even harder to steal their land. Settler organizations, including Ateret Cohanim and Elad, lead this inhumane effort. They are financially supported by many U.S.-based Christians, clinging to the false theology of Christian Zionism.  Please take a moment today to contact your representatives and demand an end to Palestinian dispossession. 

Together we can build a world where we treat all land as holy and all people as sacred. Let us take action together as people of conscience and demand an end to the ongoing dispossession of Palestinian families from Jerusalem and the U.S. military funding that makes it possible. Let us build a world where we, as US taxpayers, take part in real accountability and repair for the ongoing harms and end the US-backed Israeli settler colonization of Palestine.

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Tell the State Department to Stop Jerusalem Expulsion

Representative Marie Newman is circulating a letter to be sent to Secretary Blinken. Write your representative to tell them to sign on!

Over 1,500 Palestinians from neighborhoods in Jerusalem face the threat of forced displacement and home demolitions by Israeli authorities. Children make up a large percentage of the families threatened with homelessness.

Recently Israeli courts have ruled in favor of Jewish settlers and given four families in the ...

Representative Marie Newman is circulating a letter to be sent to Secretary Blinken. Write your representative to tell them to sign on!

Over 1,500 Palestinians from neighborhoods in Jerusalem face the threat of forced displacement and home demolitions by Israeli authorities. Children make up a large percentage of the families threatened with homelessness.

Recently Israeli courts have ruled in favor of Jewish settlers and given four families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood until May to leave their homes. In the Silwan neighborhoods of Al Bustan and Batin al Hawa, a total of 21 families are facing home demolition as soon as May 11th to make way for an allegedly bible-inspired 'King David Park' tourist site.

This is part of Israel's larger plan of racist colonial expansion throughout East Jerusalem and the West Bank, forcibly displacing Palestinian families from their land and homes and replacing them with illegal Israeli settlements.

Two of the primary settler organizations driving these evictions, Nahalat Shimon International and Ateret Cohanim, respectively, are registered and have tax-deductible charity status in the United States, from where they receive the majority of their funding.

We are delivering our petition calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to stop the Jerusalem expulsions. We received nearly 200,000 signatures. With the groundswell of grassroots activism, Congress is responding.

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