QUIT: Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, Bay Area, USA

by adminsusan on March 30, 2010

www.quitpalestine.org

  • As queers, we are part of an international movement for human rights that encompasses the movement for Palestinian liberation, and all other liberation movements. We are also part of the growing international movement seeking active ways to express our solidarity with the people of Palestine


QUIT! members holding banner carried in San Francisco Pride parade, June 2001Like all people of conscience, we in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities are deeply concerned about the use of our tax dollars to support the violent, repressive and racist regime in Israel. Our money – nearly $8 million per day!– is funding the indiscriminate murder and wounding of Palestinian civilians, the destruction of Palestinian homes, the construction of exclusively Jewish settlements and the closure of the occupied territories, which threatens the health, safety and economic stability of the entire Palestinian population.

As queers, we are part of an international movement for human rights that encompasses the movement for Palestinian liberation, and all other liberation movements. We are also part of the growing international movement seeking active ways to express our solidarity with the people of Palestine.

We demand:Ø That the U.S. Government immediately end all financial and military aid to Israel.

Ø That the Israeli Government end its racist policies of harassment and exclusion of Palestinians.

Ø International protection for the Palestinian people.

Ø That all displaced Palestinians be granted the right to return to Palestine.

Ø An end to the construction of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.

Ø An end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Ø Complete Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian territories.

Ø An end to investment in Israel, including:

1. Divestment of university and other holdings in Israeli corporations and corporations doing business with Israel.

2. Divestment by the investment community.

3. Divestment by the cities we live in of their holdings in corporations doing business with Israel.

4. A total boycott of Israeli products.

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