The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don't do anything about it
Occupation magazine - Commentary
Send To friend
How can we be joyous on Seder night while Palestinians are killed in Gaza?
Jewish Voice for Labour statement on the massacre in Gaza
We mourn the deaths of the 16 Palestinians killed and the over fourteen
hundred reported wounded by the Israeli Army yesterday, 30th March 2018,
when Palestiniansí Land Day coincided with the first day of Passover, our
own festival of freedom from oppression. We support the UN Secretary-
Generalís calls for an independent and transparent investigation into these
We stand for justice for all. Many Jews across the world have felt unable to
fully share in the usually joyous nature of our Seder nights while these
events were unfolding. Each year we are asked to recite the words of the
Haggadah as though we ourselves were slaves in Egypt. Many families link
those words to recent and current struggles Ė the anti-apartheid struggles,
those for civil rights in the US, and, increasingly, the plight of the
Palestinian people living under Occupation. We hope that other Jewish
organisations mindful of our historic suffering will join with us in
condemnation of the Israeli actions.
We call for an unconditional end to Israelís inhuman siege of Gaza and its
illegal and brutal occupation of the West Bank which has destroyed the lives
of generations of Palestinians. DAYENU. Enough is enough.
Links to the latest articles in this section
The US and nuclear programs in the Middle East
How can Israel, Palestine return to a two-state solution?
A matter of concrete debate