January 20 2017

Al-Awda-National – the executive body of The Palestine Right To Return Coalition- condemns in strongest terms Trump’s stated plans to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, to Occupied Jerusalem and calls on all people of conscience to rally against this dangerous move.

No other country in the world has recognized the Israeli Occupation of Jerusalem and just a few weeks ago the United Nations demanded “Israel” halt settlement activity. As such Trump’s stated plans are a gross violation of international laws, precedent and norms, and fall squarely against the international tide calling for the cessation of the Israeli colonization of Palestine.

For decades, ”Israel” engaged in population transfer of Palestinians by way of kidnapping, murder, illegal settler colonies and home demolitions. Since October 2015, in furtherance of its unabated colonizing mission, “Israel” has sharply escalated its violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem in the hope of cementing its ethnic cleansing of the ancient city and its native Palestinian population.

The relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is intended to give further license to Zionist violence against Palestinians and legitimize “Israel’s” attempts to annex, and thereby ethnically cleanse, Jerusalem. For more than five decades US Presidents have refrained from approving the planned relocation for fear the move would jeopardize US strategic interests in the region. Trump however seems indifferent to US interests and indifferent to international law- which prohibits “Israeli” colonization of Palestine and which adamantly prohibits ethnic cleansing.

Accordingly, we call on all people of conscience to join us in demanding an end to Israeli occupation, and end to Zionist colonization, and to join us in signing this petition and/or join us for a day of action to stand against Trump’s move to relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Action Steps:

SIGN THE PETITION:
https://iak.salsalabs.org/jerusalem/index.html?eType=EmailConfirmation&eId=2306d60c-1039-4ea4-a90e-23dfb123a432

CONTACT THE WHITE HOUSE + YOUR SENATOR:
Contact the White House today and demand President Trump leaves his hands off the U.S. embassy. Click the link to send a prepared letter by AMP http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51044/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19869

JOIN a RALLY:
Join a national day of action on Saturday February 4th to oppose the embassy move to Jerusalem and Friedman’s appointment as US Ambassador to Israel. Demonstrations are currently being organized in DC, NY, Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC, Ohio, and Philadelphia.