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Artists, writers and public figures rally for a Palestinian state, Thur., Sept 22 17:00
Today, Thursday, September 22, at 5.00 pm a historical timing, on the eve of the UN debate a special event will be held at 16 Rothschild Boulevard, opposite the building where the independence of Israel was proclaimed in 1948. On that spot there will be held a rally expressing support of Israeli and international recognition of the Palestinian state, and stating that the alternative to such recognition is going towards a new Masada.
Among participants and speakers at the events will be Yael Dayan, Alon Li`el, Amos Oz, Yoran Kanyuk, David Tartakover, Yehuda Bauer and others.
Participants will be invited to sign publicly the following manifesto:

Recognition of the Palestinian State and then negotiations - rather than another Masada
In front of our very eyes, an insane drama is being acted out. The Prime Minister of Israel is leading his citizens to Masada.
Human morality, Jewish history and the interests of Israel all clearly show the way to being the first state in the world to recognize, in the United Nations, our neighbor state and them to enter into negations, based on equality, regarding territorial exchanges and security arrangements. After all, the Palestinian State recognizes the State of Israel in the `67 borders.
The Jewish People arose in the Land of Israel, there they developed their identity. The Palestinian People arose in Palestine, there they developed their identity.
Therefore, we sincerely welcome the expected declaration of independence by the Palestinian State, Israel`s neighbor, and within the borders at the time of our independence which were determined at the end of the War of Independence in 1949; the borders more commonly known as the `67 borders. This is the natural right of both the Jewish and the Palestinian people as written in Israel`s Declaration of Independence `to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State`.
The independence of both peoples strengthens one and the other, it is both a moral and basic necessity at one and, the same time, it is the foundation upon which good, neighborly relations are built.
We, the undersigned, call on all persons seeking peace and freedom, and upon all nations to join us in welcoming the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, to support it and to work and act together in order to encourage the citizens of both countries to live together in peace, based on the `67 borders and mutual agreement. A final and complete end to the occupation is a basic condition for the freedom of both peoples, for the realization of Israel`s Declaration of Independence and a future of peaceful coexistence.

Initial list of signatories
Larry Abramson, Artist and Prof. of the arts
Maj Gen (Ret.) Avraham Adan (Bren), former Commander of the Armored Corps
Prof. Chaim Adler, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Joseph Agassi, Philosopher
Gila Almagor-Agmon, Israel Prize laureate
Shulamit Aloni, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Eva Illouz
Oriella Ben-Zvi
Prof. Elie Barnavi, former Ambassador to France
Ilan Baruch, former Ambassador to South Africa
Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Haim Ben Shahar, former President of Tel Aviv University
Prof. Miriam Ben-Peretz, Israel Prize laureate
Daniel Blatman, Head of the Department for Contemporary Judaism
Prof. Menachem Brinker, Israel Prize laureate
Dr. Rafael Braun
Prof. Judith Buber Agassi
Maj Gen (Ret) Nehemiah Dagan, former Chief Education Officer
Dr. Yossi Dahan
Yael Dayan, former Member of Knesset
Brig Gen (Ret.) Prof. Eran Dolev, Commander of Health Services
Prof. Yehuda Elkana, former President of the Central European University
Brig Gen (Ret.) Yitzchak Elron, former Military Attach in South America
Prof. Yaron Ezrahi, winner of the Political Science Society Award
Prof. Menachem Fish
Yona Fischer, Israel Prize laureate
Ari Folman, Golden Globe laureate
Prof. Haim Gans
Maj Gen (Ret.) Shlomo Gazit, former Head of Military
Intelligence, Chairman of the Jewish Agency and President of Ben Gurion University
Yair Garbuz, Emet Prize laureate
Moshe Gershuni, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Galia Golan
Prof. Amiram Goldblum
Prof. Naomi Graetz
Tal Gutfeld
Prof. Hanoch Gutfreund, former President of the Hebrew
Tal Harris, CEO One Voice
Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem
Prof. Ruth Hacohen
Lahav Halevy
Prof. David Harel, Israel Prize and Emet laureate
Dr. Shmuel Harlap, Chairman of Colmobil Limited
Prof. Naomi Chazan, former Knesset member
Yoram Kaniuk, Sapir Prize laureate
Dani Karavan, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Avnet Katz
Prof. Elihu Katz, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Yehoshua Kolodny, Israel Prize laureate
Ofer Lalush
Alex Levac, Israel Prize laureate
Savyon Liebrecht
Dr. Alon Liel, former Director General of Foreign Ministry
Ram Loevy, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Avishai Margalit, Israel and Emet Prize laureate
Hanna Maron, Israel Prize laureate
Sami Michael, Emet Prize laureate
Hillel Mitlepunkt
Ohad Naharin, Israel laureate
Raz Naftali
Amoz Oz, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Dov Pekelman
Michal Peleg
Izhar Petkin, Artist
Prof. Itamar Procaccia, Israel Prize laureate
Sefi Rachlevsky, expert on Jewish theology
Prof. Gabi Salomon, Israel Prize laureate
Dr. Aliza Savir
Prof. Hillel Schocken
Prof. Alice Shalvi, Israel Prize laureate
Maj Gen (Ret.) Nathan Sharoni, President of Council of Peace and Security
Prof. David Shulman, Emet Prize laureate
Joshua Sobol, Theater Award laureate
Prof. Zeev Sternhell, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Carlo Strenger
David Tartakover, Israel Prize laureate
Dan Tsur, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Zeev Tzahor, President of Sapir College
Micha Ullman, Israel Prize laureate
Lia van Leer, Israel Prize laureate
Prof. Menahem Yaari, Israel Prize laureate, President (Emeritus) of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Dalia Yairi
Prof. Yossi Yonah
Prof. Yirmiyahu Yovel, Israel Prize laureate
Clil Zisaphel
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