A Conscientious Citizen
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.
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.
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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
TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION
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.
For more information visit: If Americans Knew.Org
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