Next week, Donald Trump is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in New York City while Netanyahu is in town to speak at the United Nations. We know what this meeting means: a deepening of Trump and Netanyahu’s “shared values” of racism and hate, advocating for the construction of oppressive walls, the displacement of people of color, and the militarization of civilian populations.
We must seize this opportunity to say loud and clear: from the US to Palestine, #BuildMovementsNotWalls!
The American Muslims for Palestine - NJ Chapter and Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City are calling on all allies to join us as we stand against injustice from the US to Palestine. On Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 pmwe will march from Grand Central Station to a rally at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (corner of 47th st and 1st ave, across from the UN). More specific location details will be posted soon.
Netanyahu publicly applauds Trumps regressive and disastrous policies, supporting a wall on the US/Mexico border, remaining silent on the Muslim ban, and issuing a delayed and tepid response to white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the streets of Charlottesville. Trump, in turn, points to Israel’s wall as a security success and a justification for his immigration plans and aligns his administration with those in Israel calling for annexation and apartheid, setting the stage for provocative moves that amount to a complete endorsement of Israel’s policies of occupation, displacement and discrimination.
For decades, Palestinians have been fighting the systems and policies that are bringing thousands into the streets across the US since November: an ethno-nationalist regime that bans indigenous Palestinian refugees, denies them the right to return to their homeland, tears families apart, and displaces millions.
We’re saying: #NoToBoth. The racist and Islamophobic agendas of the Trump and Netanyahu administrations go hand in hand and we’ll resist them together.
We envision a world free of bans, walls, capitalism, colonization and racism. We are committed to building the movements capable of winning a world of justice, equity and liberation for all.
Join us as we say: From the US to Palestine, #BuildMovementsNotWalls!
Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College
Jewish Solidarity Caucus
MuJew Antifa: Muslim Jewish Anti-Fascist Front
CODEPINK: Women For Peace NYC
Macro Social Work Student Network @ Silberman School of Social Work
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Jews Say No!
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Labor for Palestine
AMP UPPER NYAmerican Muslims for Palestine.
Students for Justice in Palestine: Rutgers University-Newark
Bay Ridge for Social Justice