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ACTION ALERT: Israel Brings Apartheid to NJ - Speak out against the Teaneck Apartheid Settlement Fair!
From: "New Jersey Solidarity"
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:21:01 -0500
Local: Wed, Feb 21 2007 6:21 am
Subject: ACTION ALERT: Israel Brings Apartheid to NJ - Speak out against the Teaneck Apartheid Settlement Fair!
***PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!***
*Israel brings Apartheid to New Jersey!* **
*Speak out against the Teaneck Apartheid Settlement Fair!*
*TAKE ACTION - PLEASE READ BELOW TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO!*
While the Zionist State of Israel uses violent means to prevent Palestinian
refugees from returning to Palestine, "Amana – The Settlement Movement" will
host a real estate fair in New Jersey to recruit more colonizers to
illegally occupy Palestinian land in the West Bank. The event announcement
declares: "Come learn how you, a group of friends or even a community can
own a home and strengthen the Zionist dream."
View the event announcement here:
http://www.amana.co.il/Index.asp?Catego ... icleID=350
Set on the hilltops of stolen Palestinian land, the illegal settlements
feature lush green yards, plentiful electricity, and beautiful views of the
land of Palestine. In the villages below, Palestinians are forced to endure
a brutal occupation, subjected to an apartheid system of checkpoints,
closures and curfews. Incursions by zionist militants (also known as the
"IDF") are frequent, with the murder and maiming of Palestinians of all
ages, arrests and detentions, home demolitions and harassment - all enforced
sentences for the crime of being Palestinian, and all committed with the end
goal of ridding Palestine of Palestinians.
The town of Teaneck, New Jersey is allowing Congregation Bnai Yeshurun to
host a racially exclusive real estate fair on Sunday, February 25th at 641
West Engelwood Ave. Ten illegal settlements will be represented, making
Palestinian land available to Jewish American citizens, but not to
The inhabitants of these colonies regularly terrorize the Palestinian
communities whose land they occupy, carrying weaponry with which to attack
Palestinians. Settlers regularly attack Palestinians, harassing and beating
them as Palestinians attempt to live on their own land. Settlers are rarely
prosecuted for their violent behavior, and when they are, receive little
punishment. At the same time, Palestinians living under brutal military
occupation and the settlers' guns, arrested minutes away from these
settlements, are subject to arbitrary detention, military courts, and
extensive political imprisonment. The universal international consensus,
despite the dominance of US power at institutions like the UN, is that these
settlements are unquestionably illegal under international law and have been
condemned by the UN on numerous occasions.
Although in Palestine the Zionist State of Israel uses weapons, terror and
even its courts to maintain a system of apartheid which discriminates
against Palestinians, people's struggle in the U.S. has resulted in laws
which are intended to prevent discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, age, national origin, or disability. Nevertheless, this real estate
fair for illegal colonies discriminates against non-Jews, primarily
Palestinians whose land was stolen to create these "real estate
opportunities." As such, this real estate fair represents the epitome of
housing discrimination of a sort that is absolutely illegal within the U.S.
*NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION! FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO....
Please take action now to express your outrage about a fair for the sale of
stolen Palestinian land taking place in New Jersey!
*1. CALL UPON THE MAYOR* to speak out against this discriminatory sale of
stolen land in Teaneck:
Mayor Elie Katz - Call: 201-715-5179
*2. CALL UPON THE TEANECK MUNICIPAL MANAGER* to condemn this apartheid land
sale in Teaneck:
Municipal Manager Helene Fall - Call: 201-837-4807
*3. CONTACT THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS* about this racist,
discriminatory sale taking place in New Jersey:
*4. WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR* to the Bergen Record and the Herald News -
express your outrage at this apartheid land sale and the pressing need for
justice; make reference to the points above:
Write to the Bergen Record: letterstotheedi...@northjersey.com
Write to the Herald News: hnlett...@northjersey.com
Contribute to Indymedia: http://newjersey.indymedia.org
*5. PROTEST.* Teaneck community members and other concerned citizens are
planning to protest the fair on Saturday, February 25. They have applied for
permits. Please watch for announcements about planned protests and contact
us with questions; we will provide you with updates!
Our silence allows apartheid to continue. Join us and speak out!
New Jersey Solidarity - Activists for the Liberation of Palestine