Update: A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

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Netanyahu will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September.

by Bridget

A Conscientious Citizen

Free Free Palestine

Protest rallies held over Israeli policies ahead of Israeli PM’s visit to London

This demonstration was the climax of public sentiment that was focused on Netanyahu’s visit by way of the Petition.

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/netanyahu-hold-talks-new-york-month-under-international-law-he-should-be-arrested-war-crimes

Alternatively please note: You can also google “We the People” to get the website. Then click to tab for “Open petitions”. Then click on “search” and you can type in “Netanyahu” to get this petition.

Please click here :

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/netanyahu-hold-talks-new-york-month-under-international-law-he-should-be-arrested-war-crimes

Scroll down to find this petition.

Published Date: Sep 08, 2015

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this month. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes.

Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in New york

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY OCTOBER 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000

97,141

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION

4,444

There are still only 4,400 or so signatures. Why the huge difference between us and the Brits? Are American activists so jaded or discouraged?

Well, we all know the Brits and Europeans always turn out in greater numbers for protests. They just must have better networks, and less resistance to activism.

(I can’t cite fear or being labeled an anti-Semite in this case, because the White House petition sigs. are anonymous to viewers.)

To succeed, there must be a concerted effort through Social Media: FB, Twitter, etc. Without the encouragement of social leaders, there is tremendous apathy toward these petitions.

Perhaps they are only a symbolic gesture, but for minimal time and no money, a successful effort builds public awareness and unifies and strengthens its supporters.

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met. Also, it will be archived in the public domain. 100,000 is a hefty goal for one month. It takes effort, and the kind of enthusiasm they had in Britain. Hopefully, this will culminate in a large demonstration in New York. FWIW, we must keep chipping away at this monster until we subdue it.

I’ve sent this notice to many pro-Palestinian activists leaders, but none have chosen to publicize. In the past I’ve found that these groups are usually reluctant to push anything that they didn’t originate. Many times, they do petitions to increase their own mailing lists (for future fund-raising) and only rarely promote purely on principle.

Also, we are still going through internecine spurning, i.e. the attack on Alison Weir by JVP and USCEIO. This incident has brought to the fore the fact that many Palestinian solidarity groups are actually controlled by Jewish activists who may have conflicted agendas. A Mondoweiss editor informed me that they are “not activists”, that this petition is “not news”, and she patently refused to write about it. So my notice is buried among their thousands and thousands of comments.

This is sad because when these leaders are functioning as gatekeepers, they are not really serving their followers, most of whom are genuine in their desire for peace with justice.

You may wonder why I’m so vested in a silly petition, after all. I see this as a barometer of the distressing lack of organization and communication of this community. What a boost for morale it would be if there were suddenly tens or hundreds of thousands of signatures. And what a message, not only to the Israelis, but to our elected officials who do keep track of potential votes as well as donations.

It is our government, with its military and financial aid and veto at the UN, that keeps the racist Zionist state afloat. S. Africa never had that, so their Apartheid caved to pressure despite the desires of the ruling Whites.

Last summer, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a bloody war against Gaza that killed about 2,300 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilians, including over 500 children. The attack also devastated Gaza’s infrastructure, and left about 500,000 people displaced or homeless. These war crimes and others, like Israel’s recent attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which sought to bring medical aid and solar panels to the Port of Gaza, have given rise to increased calls for Israel to be tried before the International Criminal Court.

See:

‘Breaking Silence’: IDF soliders speak out –Democracy Now

Also see: 

UN Official Breaks Down Over Shelled Gaza School

For more information visit: If Americans Knew.Org

Secrets revealed of how Israel manipulates U.S. public opinion

Protest rallies held over Israeli policies ahead of Israeli PM’s visit to London

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One Response to "Update: A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest"

  1. Debbie Menon  September 17, 2015 at 5:40 am

    In the U.S. the Israel-Palestine conflict – an ongoing holocaust, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians remains largely out of the public eye. Too fixated on silly things to focus on what is important and what is real.
    In the U.S. the public are kept distracted by stupid neocon diatribes about Iran and mesmerized by Donald Trump’s daily rants, planned theater, a crazy reality show to fill air time. Maybe it’s intended to terrify the voters straight into the arms of Hillary Clinton?

    Click here to sign the above petition:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/netanyahu-hold-talks-new-york-month-under-international-law-he-should-be-arrested-war-crimes

    Thanks!

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