Hundreds of Israeli public figures urge British Parliament to recognize the State of Palestine

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Hundreds of Israeli public figures urge British Parliament to recognize the State of Palestine

Gush Shalom, Israel. Press Release, October 13, 2014

363 Israeli public figures have signed a letter to the Members of the British Parliament, calling upon them to vote in favor of British recognition of a Palestinian State, to be created side-by-side with Israel.

The letter was handed on Sunday noon to representatives of the British MP’s supporting the motion, due to be voted tomorrow (Monday). The Israeli letter was initiated by Dr. Alon Liel, former Director-General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Prof. Amiram Goldblum, a founder of the Peace Now movement; and Yehuda Shaul of “Breaking the Silence”.

The letter reads: “We, Israelis who worry and care for the well-being of the state of Israel, believe that the long-term existence and security of Israel depends on the long-term existence and security of a Palestinian state. For this reason we, the undersigned, urge members of the UK Parliament to vote in favor of the motion to be debated on Monday 13th October 2014, calling on the British Government to recognize the State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel “.

Signatories include:

Nobel Prize Laureate (Economics) Daniel Kahneman

Six Laureates of the Israel Prize – Professors Alice Levy, David Har’el, Shimon Sandbank, Yehoshua Kolodny, Yona Rosenfeld and Yoram Bilu;

Two former ministers – Ran Cohen and Yossi Sarid, as well as four former Knesset Members – Uri Avnery, Yael Dayan, Mossi Raz and Naomi Chazan;

Former Ambassador and Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Dr. Alon Liel, as well as former Ambassador Ilan Baruch;

Gen. (ret.) Emanuel Shaked, former of the Paratooper Corps;

Former Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair;

Four writers – Yehoshua Sobol, Yehudit Kafri, Savyon Liebrecht and Amos Mokadi;

Professor Rafi Walden, Deputy Ditector of the Shiba Hospital and Chair of “Physicians for Human Rights”

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Yuval Rahamim, Co-Chair of “Bereaved Families for Palestinian-Israeli Peace” and the group’s founder Yitzhak Frankenthal;

As well as many residents of Gaza border communities and other peace and social rights activists.

Here is the complete list:

Given Name Family Name Additional Info
Aaron Barnea Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace
Adam Keller Peace Acrivist
Adam Uriel
Adeeb Awad
Adi Pauker Kibbuts Beeri, Gazza Border
Adina Aviram
Adrian Zuckerman
Alex Levac
Ali Elassad lawyer, Dr.
Alice Shalvi Israel Prize, Prof. of English
Alice Krieger
Alik Honigman
Alon Liel Former Head of Foreign Office, ambassador to S. Africa and to Turkey
Alon Pauker Kibbuts Beeri, Gazza Border
Alon Harel
Alon Confino Prof. of History
Ami Weinstein
Amier Terkel Peace Acrivist
Amir Orian Theater Director
Amira Katz-Goehr
Amira Ityel Peace Acrivist
Amiram Goldblum Prof., Molecular Modelling and Drug Design
Amiram Yehudai
Amiram Cooper Kibbutz Nir-Oz, Gazza Border
Amit Leshem Peace Acrivist
Amos Ityel
Amos Goldebrg
Amos Gvirtz Peace Acrivist
Amos Mokadi Author and Cinematographer
Anat Matar
Anat Even
Aner Preminger Cinematographer, Prof. of Cinematography
Annelien Kisch-Kroon
Ari Rossner
Arie Aviram
Arie Arnon Prof., Economy
Ariel Hanaor
Ariel Yanai
Ariel Niezen Kibbutz Amir, Lebanon Border
Arza Apelroit
Asher Rotem
Assaf Yacobovitz
Attar Ornan Psychologist
Avi Glezerman
Avi Mograbi Cinematographer
Avinoam Ben-Shaul Prof.,
Avishay Grossman Author and Educator
Avner Katz Dr. of Education
Avner Ben-Amos
Avner Greenberg
Avner Cohen Lecturer
Avner De-Shalit Prof. of Politial Sience
Avner Giladi
Avraham Milgram
Avraham Shomroni
Avraham Oz
Avremale Frank Dr. of Education
Aya Breuer
Barbara Doron
Batia Siebzehner
Beate Zilversmidt Peace Acrivist
Benjamin Arbel
Beny gefen Peace Acrivist
Bernard Avishai Prof.
Bracha Zitrin Artist
Carlos Lewenhoff
Chaim Gans Prof. of History
Charles Greenbaum Prof. of Psychology
Chava Halevi Peace Acrivist
Chay Ashkenazi Archealogist
Chen Alon Scientist
Chen Haklai
Coby Sonnenschein Prof. of Physics, Neve-Shalom – Jewish-Arab community
Colman Altman Prof., Physics
Dalia Golomb Peace Acrivist
Dalia Sachs
Dan Goldenblatt Peace Acrivist
Dan Hadani Colonel (Res.)
Dan Orstav
Dan Jacobson Prof., Organizational Behaviour
Dan S. Tawfik
Daniel Kahneman Nobel Prize, Prof., Economi
Daniel Regev
Daniel Levanon Scientist
Daniella Gordon Peace Acrivist
Daniella Yoel
Danny Rosin MD
Daphne Banai Peace Acrivist
Daphne Joel
David Adler Poet, Dr. of Medical Engineering
David Harel Israel Prize, Prof., Computers
David Zoneshine
David Blanc
David Willner
David Senesh
David Bedrack Artist, Kibbutz Amir, Lebanon Border
David Adler Poet, Dr. of Medical Engineering
Dikla Ben-Shaul
Dimitry Shumsky
Dina Stein
Dina Amit
Dori Parnas
Dorit Eldar-Avidan Dr., Social Work
Dorit Solomon Teacher, Spcial Ed.
Doron Matar
Doron Liber Agriculture
Dov Koler
Dudi Tzfati
Dvorka Oreg
Edna Morduch Psychotherapist
Edward Edy Kaufman Prof. of Political Science
Elchanan Reiner Psychologist
Eldad Kisch Peace Acrivist
Eli Somer
Eli Kalir Lawyer
Eli Safran Kibbutz Sassa, Lebanon Border, Deputy Chair of Massad – the Social-Democratic Movement
Elia Leibowitz
Elizabeth Freund
Emanuel Shaked Brigadier-General (res.) former head of Infantry and paratroopers
Emilia Peroni
Esther Levinger Prof. of Arts
Esther Weintraub Peace Acrivist
Eva Jablonka Prof. of History
Evelyn Bartolmai
Freddie Rokem
Gadi Doron
Gadi Sternbach
Gadi Keinar
Galia Golan Prof. of Political Science
Galit Hazan-Rokem Prof.
Galit Katz
Gershon Baskin Coordinator of Israel-Hammas negotiations for freeing Gilead Shalit
Gila Svirsky Peace Acrivist
Gilat Levy
Gili Zimhoni
Goni Tzur
Hadas Leonov
Hagai Ginsburg Prof.
Hagar Weiner
Hagith Friedlander
Hai Ashkenazi
Hanna Barag Peace Acrivist
Hannah Friedman
Hannah Safran Peace Acrivist
Hassida Shafran Teacher
Hava Keller
Hedva Adiri
Hilel Bardin Peace Acrivist
Hillel Schocken Architect
Idith Zertal Prof. of History and Author
Idith Samet
Ilan Shtayer Social Activist
Ilan Baruch Former Ambassador
Ilan Saban
Ilana Weiser-Senesh
Ilana Segal
Irena Blaier Lewenhoff
Irit Sela
Ishai Menuchin
Ishay Rosen-Zvi Prof.
Israel Yuval
Israel Shafran
Itzhak Levav
Itzhak Vinograd
Itzhak (Yani) Nevo Prof. of Philosophy
Izzy Azgad
Jaffa Yehudai
Janina Altman Research Chemist
Jochanan Benbassat Prof. of Medicine
Joel Epstein
Jonathan Peled
Joseph Zeira
Joshua Sobol Dramaturg and author
Keren Bar-Gil
Kobi Peterzil Prof., Mathematics
Kobi Snitz
Koby Sheffy
Liat Segal
Lior Amihai Peace-Now Activist
Lior Kay Avishay
Lior Washtel
Liora Preis Spiritual Mentoring
Liora Eilon Group Facilitator, Kibbutz Kfar-Azza, Gazza Border
Liran Razinski
Malka Gozovsky
Marek Glezerman
Marius Schattner Israeli Contralto and musician
Maya Bar-Hillel Prof.
Maya Rosenfeld
Maya Galai
Maya Bailey
Mazal Frankental
Menachem Segal
Menachem Klein Prof.
Micah Leshem
Michael Sfard Lawyer
Michael Benyair Former Attorney General, Lawyer
Michael Steinitz Dr., History of the Middle East
Michael Keren
Michael Persico
Michael Shorman Communication
Michal Goldberg
Michal Wasser Kfar-Azza, Gazza Border
Michal Preminger Psychologist
Micky Fischer
Miki Kratzman
Miki Perry
Mili Mass Social Worker
Mira Livne Occupational Therapist
Mira Zakai Prof., Musicology
Mordechai Har-Even Social Activist
Moshe Kotler
Moshe Haim Soker Kibbutz Yad-Mordechay, Gazza Border
Mossi Raz Former Knesset Member, Chair of Peace organizations forum
Motti Lerner Dramaturg
Motty Perry Prof. of Economy
Naftali Raz Educator, Chair of Massad – The Social-Democratic Movement
Naftali Or-Ner Lawyer
Naomi Benbassat Dr. of Psychology, Moshav Ein-Habsor, Gazza Border
Naomi Landau
Naomi Sinai
Naomi Chazan Former Knesset Member, Prof.
Naomi Raz Social Worker
Nava Sonnenschein Co-Ddirector Peace Scool, Dr. of Education, Neve-Shalom – Jewish-Arab Community
Neta Efrony
Netta Ben-Porath Bruno
Neve Gordon
Nina Reshef
Nina Sebba
Noa Abend
Noam Sonin
Noga Kotler Peace Acrivist
Noga Efrati Dr. Middle Eastern History
Nomi Erteschik-Shir
Nomika Zion Sderot – Gazza Border, member of “Other Voice from Sderot”
Nora Bendersky
Nura Resh Dr. of Sociology of Education
Nurit Peled Prof.,Language and Education, Sacharov Prize
Oded Hon Lawyer and Social Activist
Odeh Bisharat
Odelia Hitron
Ofira Henig Theater Director
Ofra Ben Artzi
Oren Yiftachel Prof. of Geography
Orit Nir Social Worker
Orit Dekel
Orna Lavi
Ortal Be’eri Director of Devolopment
Pnina Dobo Social Worker
Pnina Feiler
Pnina Steiner
Rachel Hayat
Rachel Azgad
Rachel Freudenthal
Rachel Afek
Raffi Lipkin Computers
Rakefet Zohar
Rama Yacobi
Rami Steinberg
Ran Cohen former MK and Minister of Industry and Trade
Ran Hassin
Rapahael Falk
Raphi Meron
Raphi Walden Prof. of Medicine, Deputy Director of Shibba Hospital, Chair of “Physicians for Human Rights
Raz Chen-Morris
Revital Sela
Riki Machlin
Rolly Rosen
Ron Naaman
Ron Barkai
Ron Kuzar
Roni Keidar Moshav Netiv Hashayara, Gazza Border
Roni Terkel
Ronny Perlman
Ruma Falk
Ruth Butler Prof.
Ruth Hazan-Zion Sderot – Gazza Border, member of “Other Voice from Sderot”
Ruth Hacohen
Ruthy Yarkoni
Saar Shaked
Sara Helman
Savyon Librecht Author
Sefi Lipkin
Shalomo Slutzky Journalist
Shay Shohami Lawyer
Shimon Schuldiner
Shimon Sandbank Israel Prize, Prof. of Translation and English
Shir Hever
Shlomit Azran Yarkoni
Shlomit Ferguson
Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan
Shlomo Sand
Shosh Dagan
Shoshi Inbar
Shulamit Carmi-Rosenfeld
Shuli Hartman
Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi Prof.
Sinai Peter Theater Director
Snait Gissis
Stanley Sebba
Sunny Gordon-Bar
Tal Levit
Tal Wasser Kfar-Azza, Gazza Border
Tal Harris Former Chair of “One Voice”
Tal Nitzan
Talia Ariav
Talma Bar-Din Founder of “Woman to Woman” Center
Tamar Hess
Tamar Lehahn
Tami Sarfatti
Tami Doron
Tommy Dreyfus
Tova Buksbaum Psychologist
Tsvia Walden Dr. of Linguistics
Udi Gur
Uri Segal
Uri Avneri Former Knesset Member, Journalist
Uri Hadar
Uri Ponger
Uri Drori Kibbutz Zikim, Gazza Border
Uri Katz
Varda Shiffer Dr., Education Researcher
Vardit Goldner
Vered Tzang
Vered Kraus
Yael Dayan Former Knesset Member and Author
Yael Waldman
Yael Shelach-Lavi
Yael Sara Pruzan Kibbutz Dorot, Gazza Border
Yair Yinov Economist
Yaniv Shahar Eliraz
Yaron Ezrahi Prof. of Political Science
Yeela Raanan Dr., Kibbutz Kissufim, Gazza Border
Yehoshua Kolodny Israel Prize, Prof. of Geology
Yehoshua Rosin Agronom
Yehuda Shaul “Breaking Silence” Movement
Yehudit Elkana Dr. of Chemistry
Yehudit Eshed
Yehudit Cafri Author
Yehudit Keshet
Yitzhak Frankental Rabbi, initiator of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian parents
Yizhar Be’eri Director of “Keshev” – Media Criticizm
Yoav Hess Social Activist
Yoav Steinberg Kibbutz Hanita, Lebanon Border
Yoella Har-Shefi Lawyer
Yona Pinson Prof. of Arts
Yona Rosenfeld Israel Prize, Prof. of Social Work
Yonathan (Jon) Anson
Yoram Bilu Israel Prize, Pof. Of Anthropology
Yori Kamdel Kibbutzim Headquarters
Yosef Schwartz
Yossi Dahan
Yossi Cohen Buisness Manager
Yossi Sarid Former Minister of Education, Publicist
Yossi Rapoport
Yuval Rahamim Co-Chair of Israeli-Plestinian Bereaved Families for Peace
Yuval Halperin
Yuval Dor
Yuval Yonai
Zehava Shoshani
Ziva Galili
Zvi Bentwich
Zvi Jagendorf

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  • SoSueMe

    Let’s stop discriminating Arabs, you mean.

  • http://www.TheArabDailyNews.com/ Ray Hanania

    There are many Israelis who support peace and Palestinians and Arabs must find ways to work with them and support them, and not marginalize them through adherence to “normalization” censorship. Let’s stop discriminating against non-Arabs.