As a group of Israeli citizens, we call on Stanford University to stand with human rights, and divest from companies making direct profit from the Israeli occupation, and ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people.
At Stanford, you face a major choice today. You can choose to take a clear stand against apartheid buses and apartheid roads, different laws for different people, separation and segregation, or you can stand for it. You can choose to support a country in which the abduction of children from their bed at the late hours of the night is a routine, or you can choose to oppose it. You can choose whether to stand with the oppressor, or to side with the oppressed. Whose side are you on Stanford? Tonight you choose.
We hope with all our hearts that you would choose to say no to apartheid, no to 64 years of land grab and oppression, no to military occupation. We hope that you would support freedom, justice and equality for all. We hope you will say yes to divestment.
Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within (Boycott from Within)
March 5, 2013
From their website: “We, Palestinians, Jews, citizens of Israel, join the Palestinian call for a BDS campaign against Israel, inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid. We also call on others to do the same.
We are devoted to the promotion of just peace and true democracy in this region. We are particularly opposed to Western governments’ decision to boycott the Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, most especially in besieged Gaza. This is particularly outrageous given the same Western governments’ prolonged support of Israel’s apartheid and other daily violations of international law.”