April 16: Escalating Oppression and action time

April 16: Escalating Oppression and action time

On April 16, 2024 we partner with Addameer and Jenna Abuhasna to discuss “Escalating Oppression: Israel’s Systematic Violations Intensify Against Palestinian Prisoners” and engage in activism for Gaza.

Action document from Addameer.

Urgent Actions

Worldwide: Sign Ciristian Zionism Petition

The Temple Institute, by any measure an extremist organization, aided by extremist Christian Zionists in the United States, plans to sacrifice what they claim to be a “red heifer” in the coming days, on a plot of land overlooking the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. This is part of their plan to bring about the building of the Third Temple. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-war-hamas-red-heifers-from-texas-jerusalem-jewish-temple-al-aqsa/

World: Share Bisan video

During last week’s Kumi session, we watched a 10 minute short film produced by one of our Kumi partners, Bisan Center, which highlights the Israeli occupation’s targeting of hospitals, health facilities, and basic supplies in the Gaza Strip, for the purpose of using these vital health and humanitarian resources as weapons of war.

Please watch and share this short film as a powerful tool for education and advocacy. https://youtu.be/Vh5JHZ-ANok?si=CwgZ5Id01XmOULvn

Europe: Support Eurovision boycott

Palestinians have called for a boycott of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest because of the refusal of its organisers to expel genocidal and apartheid Israel from the competition. Participation in Eurovision provides Israel a platform to artwash its ongoing genocide.

Learn more, and use this template letter to send venues screening the contest to ask they host alternative events instead: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12pYZIYuDcCOUlWfx3IbuAl3uW_5Hl7BcZxdXKKm14mQ/edit?usp=sharing

From the Presentation/Chat

Coming after the session