STOP THE WEAPONS CONFERENCE!

Poneke Palestine Working Group and BDS Wellington will join with Peace Action Wellington and other community groups, to protest the Wellington Weapons Conference.  Join us to protest at TSB Arena on Tuesday November 17th from 8am.  Also join us at TSB Arena on Wednesday November 18th, 6pm. All welcome!
For Peace and Justice in the Middle East:

Stop Arming Israel!  Stop Weapons Sales!

The arms embargo on apartheid South Africa was a success in helping to end apartheid discrimination there. You can help support ending apartheid in Israel-Palestine also, for peace with Justice.

Poneke Palestine Working group calls for:

(1)   Two way weapons embargo on Israel now!

Peace and justice groups worldwide are calling for an international weapons embargo on Israel. New Zealand has recently signed the Arms Trade Treaty:  we are obligated to not arm countries who break international law and violate human rights.

(2)   New Zealand superfund (public retirement fund) divest

from companies complicit and active in the occupation of Palestinian territory:

For example: G4S runs the Israeli political prisons in the occupied west bank. Raytheon make missiles sold to Israel. Boeing, listed in 2012 as the largest supplier of weapons worldwide, makes bomber planes for Israel. Caterpillar produces militarised bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes.  Divest now!

Freedom, justice and equality are interlinked and integral to finding a longstanding peace

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions  (BDS) campaign has had some success worldwide and in New Zealand. New Zealand superfund has thus far divested from ELBIT Systems and General Dynamics as well as two other companies profiting from the occupation.

What can you do?

Learn more: there are many international groups working to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territories, and to allow refugees to return to their homes as well as campaigning for an end to discriminatory laws and apartheid systems.

Get active: Contact Poneke Palestine Working Group  —

www.aotearoabds.org

This group meets regularly, and hosts films and functions. Your support and solidarity would be appreciated!

Poneke.Palestine@gmail.com

Facebook: BDSWellington – Boycott Divestment Sanctions.

www.aotearoabds.org

 

For Peace and Justice in the Middle East:

Stop Arming Israel!  Stop Weapons Sales!

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For Peace and Justice in the Middle East:

Stop Arming Israel

Poneke.Palestine@gmail.com

Facebook: BDSWellington – Boycott Divestment Sanctions.

www.aotearoabds.org

Palestinian solidarity activists are joining Peace Action Wellington Tuesday  17th Nov to protest Wellington’s international weapons conference!

Disappearing Palestine:  From 1947 to 1949, ethnic cleansing caused huge displacement of Palestinian people, with almost a million fleeing to refugee camps in surrounding countries.

In 1967 Israel invaded and militarily occupied the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem (the Occupied Palestinian Territories, which NZ and the world identify as the Palestinian state.

International law requires Israel is to withdraw from those occupied territories. Instead, Israel continues its offensive and expansion, bulldozing Palestinian homes and communities to create illegal gated apartheid areas for Israeli settlers on stolen land.

To this day the majority of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories live in what could be described as open air prisons, in two slices of land, the Gaza strip and the West Bank. Many are desperate for their lives under this military occupation, with essential resources confiscated by the Israeli government and military.

In response to this humanitarian crisis, the Palestinian people have called on the international community, governments and people to Boycott, Divest, and impose Sanctions upon the state of Israel until Israel abides by international law.

The arms embargo on apartheid South Africa was a success in helping to end apartheid discrimination there.

STOP WEAPONS SALES TO ISRAEL NOW!

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