We, the undersigned residents of the world, from actions representing tens of thousands and thousands across the globe and in Israel, condemn the aggressive, anti-democratic laws proposed by the Israeli authorities. We stand in solidarity with the residents of Israel who’ve been combating for democracy and taking to the streets in a whole lot of 1000’s for the previous 12 weeks.
The laws promoted by the Israeli authorities, now in its closing and essential stage, will de facto abolish the independence of the judicial system and supply limitless energy to the chief department. Destroying the checks and balances of Israeli democracy will endanger the rights of so many – first, the political and particular person rights of the Palestinian minority in Israel, together with disenfranchisement, but in addition the rights of girls, LGBTQI+ individuals, secular communities, civil society, asylum seekers and immigrant employees.
Furthermore, the anti-democratic laws will perpetuate the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and allow formal annexation of the occupied territories. This goes in opposition to worldwide regulation and denies the rights and freedom of thousands and thousands of Palestinians.
A few of us stay in nations the place governments took related steps to kind an ‘intolerant democracy’. We’re deeply nervous to witness that the identical playbook is being utilized by prime minister Netanyahu and his far-right authorities.
Israel and democracies world wide get pleasure from an everlasting and distinctive friendship. It’s constructed on shared values similar to democracy, liberty and the safety of human rights. The occupation of the Palestinian territories in opposition to worldwide regulation has already severely weakened this relationship. Now, the Israeli authorities is totally turning its again on these values and is undermining the dear relationship that residents of democracies worth a lot.
We name on the world’s leaders to take pressing motion to defend democracy in Israel — for the sake of all individuals residing within the area.
DeClic, Romania | Kreni-Promeni, Serbia | Skiftet, Sweden | ~ le mouvement, France | Akcja Demokracja, Poland | 38 Levels, Nice Britain | #aufstehn, Austria | Campax, Switzerland | Campact, Germany | Zazim – Neighborhood Motion, Israel | Uplift, Eire | Leadnow, Canada | MoveOn, USA | ActionStation, New Zealand | aHang, Hungary