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PETITION FOR SIGNING: Drop the Charges, Allow Omar Barghouti to Receive the Gandhi Peace Award

World  (tags: middle-east, israel, Palestinians, non-violent resistance, BDS, Omar Barghouti, Ralph Nader, Gandhi Peace Award, “Tarnishing Unit”, “dirty tricks” against BDS supporter )

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Petition by Promoting Enduring Peace: We call on the Israeli government to drop the gag order on the case for which he was arrested, dismiss charges against Omar Barghouti and to restore his permission to travel abroad and to return to his home


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Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:44 am

Petition Background
Omar Barghouti is to receive the Gandhi Peace Award (presented by Promoting Enduring Peace) on April 23, 2017, in New Haven, CT along with legendary safety activist and Pentagon critic Ralph Nader. Barghouti is being honored for leading the BDS movement. BDS stands for boycotts, divestment and sanctions, peaceful ways to pressure Israel into honoring Palestinian rights.

However, the Israeli government wants BDS crushed along with any other form of resistance to Israeli dictates. Israeli President Revlin has called BDS a “strategic threat” implying it’s a grave physical threat to Israelis.

Omar Barghouti was arrested on March 19 by Israeli authorities and interrogated for days.

Barghouti has been married to an Israeli citizen for decades, but he only has the status of “permanent resident”. Last year his permit to travel was revoked by the Israeli government.

That same year the Israeli interior minister threatened to revoke his permission to reside in Israel. Another minister called for the “civil targeted assassination” of BDS leaders.

The Israeli government also set up something it called a “Tarnishing Unit” whose purpose was “dirty tricks” against supporters of BDS,

In an attempt to attend the Gandhi Peace Award honoring him, Barghouti's attorney went to the Interior Ministry and received a document on March 16 that entitled him to two months of travel. It was seized when he was arrested.

That is the background to his arrest for “tax evasion”. We do not know Barghouti’s side of the story about the tax charges because the case is under a “gag order” and he cannot speak about the case.

Given the history of threats against BDS and Omar Barghouti personally, the assumption should be that the Israeli government is making good on its threat to eliminate Palestinian BDS activists, starting with Omar Barghouti. This appears to be political persecution.

Donna T (0)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:56 am
thank you

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 7:44 am
Petition signed with HOPE

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 7:55 am

Darren W (218)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 7:55 am
There are currently 318 signatures. NEW goal - We need 400 signatures!
Signed and shared petition over social media.

Sue H (7)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 8:32 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Christeen A (312)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 9:06 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:04 am

Lona G (66)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:12 am
S&N Of course Omar Barghouti should not be stopped from receiving the Gandhi Peace Award by prohibiting him from traveling with some trumped-up charges.

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:13 am

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 10:30 am
Of course signed and noted!

Sam H (410)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 11:34 am
I thought the credit for “We can never be free until Palestine is free” went to Mandela!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 1:02 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Victoria P (110)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 1:15 pm
Signed with thanks ~♥~

Animae C (508)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 1:26 pm
360 signatures.

TY Evelyn

Roslyn McBride (26)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:36 pm
Noted & Signed.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:54 pm
The photo you used is spot on.....this is what people need to wrap their minds around.

As for Ralph Nader, he is our National Treasure, I'm so sick of Democrats saying if he hadn't run for President we'd not have had Bush. No truth in it for a variety of reason to long to go into here, but same crap the Dem's did this time pointing their fingers at Jill Stein.

Had people voted for Ralph Nader and his wonderful Vice President, a Native American woman named Winona LaDuke, I assure you we'd not be in the mess we are today.

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 5:44 pm
373 signatures


Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:51 pm

❤️Thank You...Evelyn❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Liliana Garcia (204)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 8:06 pm
Signed. It sounds like a charlatan to say anything having to do with tax evasion needs to be kept private. If it's public money then the issue is public, all of it!

fly b (26)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:33 am
There are currently 386 signatures. NEW goal - We need 400 signatures!

thks Evelyn

Marco Baracca (41)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 4:01 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 5:25 am
Thanks! S/N

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:21 am
I've just signed the petition.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 6:31 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

fly b (26)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 6:59 pm

418 signatures. NEW goal - We need 500 signatures!

signed, ty E

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:42 pm
Signed #425 & #426 and shared on Twitter. Thank you Evelyn* for Caring2share.

Darren W (218)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:46 pm
There are currently 426 signatures. NEW goal - We need 500 signatures!
Reshared petition over social media.

Christina Klein (0)
Friday March 31, 2017, 1:50 am
Thanks Evelyn! Signed and share!

Amanda G (0)
Friday March 31, 2017, 6:30 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:57 am
S&N, Thanks

Doris F (19)
Friday March 31, 2017, 10:58 am
signed, thank you Evelyn

John B (185)
Friday March 31, 2017, 4:27 pm
Thanks Evelyn for the link. Signed and noted.
"450. John R Brewer from Marietta, OH signed this petition on Mar 31, 2017."

Sheila D (28)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:11 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Evelyn.

Sylvie A (190)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 4:27 am
N, S&S.

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 4:25 am
Noted and signed, thank you for sharing

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday April 3, 2017, 2:22 am
Thank you

Mariana L (83)
Monday April 3, 2017, 6:00 am
signed and shared,thank you

David T (6)
Monday April 3, 2017, 3:13 pm
Thank you, Evelyn. Signed and noted

fly b (26)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
633 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!


fly b (26)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 2:25 pm
772 signatures. NEW goal - We need 1,000 signatures!

Please sign!!

fahad Al fahad (140)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 4:53 pm
signed and shared !!Even if we collected a million signatures! This intolerant Zionist state will not respond! Because it is a wall of all human values and behind it supports it !!

Darren W (218)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 11:41 pm
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Darlene W (289)
Thursday April 27, 2017, 1:29 pm
Noted and signed--thank you.
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