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A Moral Voice Against the Immoral Acts of Israel


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Sam
- 29 days ago - haaretz.com
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.



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Sam H. (403)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:51 am
This story was brought to my attention by my friend Sandra Penna.  Please shower her with your thanks and stars. She deserves all the credit for this story. Thanks!
 

Sandra Penna (87)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:55 am
Thank you very much for sharing, Sam. I think it is an article of extreme lucidity and beauty: "My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine" - Desmond Tutu.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 6:10 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing, Sam.
 

Ana R (220)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 6:18 am
noted with hope
Thank You, Sam and Sandra.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:43 am
thanks very much for posting Sam and Sandra for sharing/alerting!
I did have the AVAAZ email alert to the article but with my Haaretz registration expired (sadly,they changed to only 6 from formerly 10 free articles/month) I couldn't access it. Amazingly it worked here through Sam's link and I am very grateful for the opportunity to read this wonderful letter from a voice of reason and humanity.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:00 am
Really enjoyed reading this beautifully written letter---especially appreciate the logic+reason...it should be printed in every newspaper+in Hebrew too. Thanks Sam+Sandra
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:17 am
A moral voice that all should at least listen to no matter what their preconceived notions on the issues are. Thanks for posting Sam.
 

Evelyn B. (43)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 12:24 pm
Sam - this is a MUST READ - thanks for posting it!

He speaks for many of us when he says:
I asked the crowd to chant with me: “We are opposed to the injustice of the illegal occupation of Palestine. We are opposed to the indiscriminate killing in Gaza. We are opposed to the indignity meted out to Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks. We are opposed to violence perpetrated by all parties. But we are not opposed to Jews.”

And we resonate with:
"Those who continue to do business with Israel, who contribute to a sense of “normalcy” in Israeli society, are doing the people of Israel and Palestine a disservice. They are contributing to the perpetuation of a profoundly unjust status quo.

Those who contribute to Israel’s temporary isolation are saying that Israelis and Palestinians are equally entitled to dignity and peace. "

 

Abo r. (102)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:07 pm
Noted , thanks for posting Sam and for you Sandra and thanks for Evelyn B for forwarding
 

Freya H. (307)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:16 pm
Way to go, Bishop Tutu! If economic sanctions convinced South Africa to end the evil of apartheid, they should persuade Israel to stop the atrocities in Gaza. Especially if Israel's sugar daddy the USA joins in this action!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:01 pm
I agree with Freya
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:03 pm
http://avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_qa/?TuTu
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:04 pm
http://www.haaretz.com/mobile/1.610687?v=66691173328C172D77ED27A198582751
 

Ros G. (91)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:45 pm
Thanks for this very interesting read Sam...did see a little of his speech on the News......remember the boycotts here in Australia back in the '80's..Australia boycotted their cricket and rugby union teams......
 

Lorna B. (21)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 2:38 am
noted thanks
 

Sam H. (403)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:28 am
Rose, Your link leads to a more readable version. Thanks! I hope you wouldn't mind if I made it clickable!

http://www.haaretz.com/mobile/1.610687?v=66691173328C172D77ED27A198582751 
 

John Gregoire (255)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:34 am
Concur. Israel is creating a Palestinian holocaust! How quicklt they forget!!!
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:37 am
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu voice is a wise voice, a just voice, a voice of the heart, one that the worlds people should listen to and then use their own voices to speak out as well. Thanks Rose for the links.
 

Ros G. (91)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 4:52 am
I totally agree Dandelion......and thank you to Sandra and Rose....for your special efforts......enjoyed all the comments as well
 

Ros G. (91)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 5:18 am
Hope you enjoy our Anthem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkOZTSvrHs
 

Sam H. (403)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 8:05 am
Why Mince Words When Talking About Israel's Crimes
 

jess b (24)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 10:53 am
Thanks for posting Sam.
"My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine" - Desmond Tutu.
 

Carmen Baez (47)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 1:10 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
 

Donna B. (93)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 9:03 am
Sam Thank you for posting Evelyn for sharing. I pray for a long lasting Peace for all.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3:25 pm
The moral voice keeps calling: Tutu urges Dutch fund to divest from Israeli banks
also on Ynet news and others
His letter  and the AVAAZ press release
 

Sam H. (403)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3:35 pm
Thank you so much, Angelika! This is very heartening. The Archbishop is like the Energizer bunny.
 

Sam H. (403)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 3:40 pm
I just read those hateful comments on the Ynet news. Still shaking my head!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday August 29, 2014, 12:07 pm
:( ABP, third-largest fund in the world, refused Desmond Tutu's plea to divest from three Israeli institutions.
 

Sam H. (403)
Friday August 29, 2014, 12:13 pm
Wish the news was better, but it will happen one investor at a time!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday August 29, 2014, 12:32 pm
That's right! and this decision did not exactly add to their reputation, the greed is showing its nasty face and might well backfire on them.
 
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