|Petition Against a Unilaterally Declared Palestine |
Hadassah continues its support of the Community Response to Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) by co-sponsoring the Israel Action Network's online Petition Against a Unilaterally Declared Palestine . The petition calls upon the 193 Members of the United Nations to vote against endorsing a unilaterally declared Palestinian state and to promote the resumption of bilateral negotiations.
"We are of the belief, as reaffirmed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his May 24, 2011 speech to the United States Congress, that a central goal of direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians is the establishment of two states for two peoples - a Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state in secure and recognized borders. A unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state would serve only to undermine a lasting and negotiated peace agreement and deepen the conflict. . . . Rather than support unilateral action, we call upon the international community to encourage the resumption of bilateral negotiations immediately and without preconditions."
Hadassah urges its Members, Associates and supporters to raise their collective voice and join in this petition. Click here to sign today!
Hadassah members are also encouraged to circulate the petition to social and organizational networks via E-mail, Facebook and Twitter. When posting to Twitter, please use the hashtag #Sign4Peace.
For additional information about UDI and the Israel Action Network's Community Response Plan click here. Date: 8/8/2011