This is a new group in the LaCrosse area that is becoming more active on Palestinian issues. Please consider signing and circulating this petition.
To: Our elected officials
From: [Your Name]
We urgently oppose the threatened annexation by Israel of Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Israel has militarily occupied the West Bank since 1967, and has since built an extensive network of illegal Jewish settlements and connecting roads. There are now over 600,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
Netanyahu and Gantz, leaders of the two largest Israeli political parties, have been emboldened to break international law through annexation of this territory by the release of the Trump administration’s ‘Deal of the Century’ on January 20, 2020.
The annexation envisioned in that plan includes the fertile Jordan Valley in addition to those settlements and roads. Palestinian land is already fragmented into enclaves of villages, farms and a handful of densely populated cities – comparable to the Bantustans of Apartheid South Africa.
Annexation would extend, legalize and attempt to make permanent this theft of Palestinian land by making it part of Israel.
The US provides $3.8 billion of military aid to Israel each year. These are our tax dollars being used to prop up an Israeli state that violently suppresses Palestinian human rights and now plans to steal their land.
We call on you, as our elected official, to announce publicly that you will support legislation withdrawing all military funding to Israel if it proceeds with this illegal annexation of Palestinian land.