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

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;

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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”

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 NameFamily NameAdditional Info
AaronBarneaIsraeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace
AdamKellerPeace Acrivist
AdamUriel
AdeebAwad
AdiPaukerKibbuts Beeri, Gazza Border
AdinaAviram
AdrianZuckerman
AlexLevac
AliElassadlawyer, Dr.
AliceShalviIsrael Prize, Prof. of English
AliceKrieger
AlikHonigman
AlonLielFormer Head of Foreign Office, ambassador to S. Africa and to Turkey
AlonPaukerKibbuts Beeri, Gazza Border
AlonHarel
AlonConfinoProf. of History
AmiWeinstein
AmierTerkelPeace Acrivist
AmirOrianTheater Director
AmiraKatz-Goehr
AmiraItyelPeace Acrivist
AmiramGoldblumProf., Molecular Modelling and Drug Design
AmiramYehudai
AmiramCooperKibbutz Nir-Oz, Gazza Border
AmitLeshemPeace Acrivist
AmosItyel
AmosGoldebrg
AmosGvirtzPeace Acrivist
AmosMokadiAuthor and Cinematographer
AnatMatar
AnatEven
AnerPremingerCinematographer, Prof. of Cinematography
AnnelienKisch-Kroon
AriRossner
ArieAviram
ArieArnonProf., Economy
ArielHanaor
ArielYanai
ArielNiezenKibbutz Amir, Lebanon Border
ArzaApelroit
AsherRotem
AssafYacobovitz
AttarOrnanPsychologist
AviGlezerman
AviMograbiCinematographer
AvinoamBen-ShaulProf.,
AvishayGrossmanAuthor and Educator
AvnerKatzDr. of Education
AvnerBen-Amos
AvnerGreenberg
AvnerCohenLecturer
AvnerDe-ShalitProf. of Politial Sience
AvnerGiladi
AvrahamMilgram
AvrahamShomroni
AvrahamOz
AvremaleFrankDr. of Education
AyaBreuer
BarbaraDoron
BatiaSiebzehner
BeateZilversmidtPeace Acrivist
BenjaminArbel
BenygefenPeace Acrivist
BernardAvishaiProf.
BrachaZitrinArtist
CarlosLewenhoff
ChaimGansProf. of History
CharlesGreenbaumProf. of Psychology
ChavaHaleviPeace Acrivist
ChayAshkenaziArchealogist
ChenAlonScientist
ChenHaklai
CobySonnenscheinProf. of Physics, Neve-Shalom – Jewish-Arab community
ColmanAltmanProf., Physics
DaliaGolombPeace Acrivist
DaliaSachs
DanGoldenblattPeace Acrivist
DanHadaniColonel (Res.)
DanOrstav
DanJacobsonProf., Organizational Behaviour
Dan S.Tawfik
DanielKahnemanNobel Prize, Prof., Economi
DanielRegev
DanielLevanonScientist
DaniellaGordonPeace Acrivist
DaniellaYoel
DannyRosinMD
DaphneBanaiPeace Acrivist
DaphneJoel
DavidAdlerPoet, Dr. of Medical Engineering
DavidHarelIsrael Prize, Prof., Computers
DavidZoneshine
DavidBlanc
DavidWillner
DavidSenesh
DavidBedrackArtist, Kibbutz Amir, Lebanon Border
DavidAdlerPoet, Dr. of Medical Engineering
DiklaBen-Shaul
DimitryShumsky
DinaStein
DinaAmit
DoriParnas
DoritEldar-AvidanDr., Social Work
DoritSolomonTeacher, Spcial Ed.
DoronMatar
DoronLiberAgriculture
DovKoler
DudiTzfati
DvorkaOreg
EdnaMorduchPsychotherapist
Edward EdyKaufmanProf. of Political Science
ElchananReinerPsychologist
EldadKischPeace Acrivist
EliSomer
EliKalirLawyer
EliSafranKibbutz Sassa, Lebanon Border, Deputy Chair of Massad – the Social-Democratic Movement
EliaLeibowitz
ElizabethFreund
EmanuelShakedBrigadier-General (res.) former head of Infantry and paratroopers
EmiliaPeroni
EstherLevingerProf. of Arts
EstherWeintraubPeace Acrivist
EvaJablonkaProf. of History
EvelynBartolmai
FreddieRokem
GadiDoron
GadiSternbach
GadiKeinar
GaliaGolanProf. of Political Science
GalitHazan-RokemProf.
GalitKatz
GershonBaskinCoordinator of Israel-Hammas negotiations for freeing Gilead Shalit
GilaSvirskyPeace Acrivist
GilatLevy
GiliZimhoni
GoniTzur
HadasLeonov
HagaiGinsburgProf.
HagarWeiner
HagithFriedlander
HaiAshkenazi
HannaBaragPeace Acrivist
HannahFriedman
HannahSafranPeace Acrivist
HassidaShafranTeacher
HavaKeller
HedvaAdiri
HilelBardinPeace Acrivist
HillelSchockenArchitect
IdithZertalProf. of History and Author
IdithSamet
IlanShtayerSocial Activist
IlanBaruchFormer Ambassador
IlanSaban
IlanaWeiser-Senesh
IlanaSegal
IrenaBlaier Lewenhoff
IritSela
IshaiMenuchin
IshayRosen-ZviProf.
IsraelYuval
IsraelShafran
ItzhakLevav
ItzhakVinograd
Itzhak (Yani)NevoProf. of Philosophy
IzzyAzgad
JaffaYehudai
JaninaAltmanResearch Chemist
JochananBenbassatProf. of Medicine
JoelEpstein
JonathanPeled
JosephZeira
JoshuaSobolDramaturg and author
KerenBar-Gil
KobiPeterzilProf., Mathematics
KobiSnitz
KobySheffy
LiatSegal
LiorAmihaiPeace-Now Activist
LiorKay Avishay
LiorWashtel
LioraPreisSpiritual Mentoring
LioraEilonGroup Facilitator, Kibbutz Kfar-Azza, Gazza Border
LiranRazinski
MalkaGozovsky
MarekGlezerman
MariusSchattnerIsraeli Contralto and musician
MayaBar-HillelProf.
MayaRosenfeld
MayaGalai
MayaBailey
MazalFrankental
MenachemSegal
MenachemKleinProf.
MicahLeshem
MichaelSfardLawyer
MichaelBenyairFormer Attorney General, Lawyer
MichaelSteinitzDr., History of the Middle East
MichaelKeren
MichaelPersico
MichaelShormanCommunication
MichalGoldberg
MichalWasserKfar-Azza, Gazza Border
MichalPremingerPsychologist
MickyFischer
MikiKratzman
MikiPerry
MiliMassSocial Worker
MiraLivneOccupational Therapist
MiraZakaiProf., Musicology
MordechaiHar-EvenSocial Activist
MosheKotler
Moshe HaimSokerKibbutz Yad-Mordechay, Gazza Border
MossiRazFormer Knesset Member, Chair of Peace organizations forum
MottiLernerDramaturg
MottyPerryProf. of Economy
NaftaliRazEducator, Chair of Massad – The Social-Democratic Movement
NaftaliOr-NerLawyer
NaomiBenbassatDr. of Psychology, Moshav Ein-Habsor, Gazza Border
NaomiLandau
NaomiSinai
NaomiChazanFormer Knesset Member, Prof.
NaomiRazSocial Worker
NavaSonnenscheinCo-Ddirector Peace Scool, Dr. of Education, Neve-Shalom – Jewish-Arab Community
NetaEfrony
NettaBen-Porath Bruno
NeveGordon
NinaReshef
NinaSebba
NoaAbend
NoamSonin
NogaKotlerPeace Acrivist
NogaEfratiDr. Middle Eastern History
NomiErteschik-Shir
NomikaZionSderot – Gazza Border, member of “Other Voice from Sderot”
NoraBendersky
NuraReshDr. of Sociology of Education
NuritPeledProf.,Language and Education, Sacharov Prize
OdedHonLawyer and Social Activist
OdehBisharat
OdeliaHitron
OfiraHenigTheater Director
OfraBen Artzi
OrenYiftachelProf. of Geography
OritNirSocial Worker
OritDekel
OrnaLavi
OrtalBe’eriDirector of Devolopment
PninaDoboSocial Worker
PninaFeiler
PninaSteiner
RachelHayat
RachelAzgad
RachelFreudenthal
RachelAfek
RaffiLipkinComputers
RakefetZohar
RamaYacobi
RamiSteinberg
RanCohenformer MK and Minister of Industry and Trade
RanHassin
RapahaelFalk
RaphiMeron
RaphiWaldenProf. of Medicine, Deputy Director of Shibba Hospital, Chair of “Physicians for Human Rights
RazChen-Morris
RevitalSela
RikiMachlin
RollyRosen
RonNaaman
RonBarkai
RonKuzar
RoniKeidarMoshav Netiv Hashayara, Gazza Border
RoniTerkel
RonnyPerlman
RumaFalk
RuthButlerProf.
RuthHazan-ZionSderot – Gazza Border, member of “Other Voice from Sderot”
RuthHacohen
RuthyYarkoni
SaarShaked
SaraHelman
SavyonLibrechtAuthor
SefiLipkin
ShalomoSlutzkyJournalist
ShayShohamiLawyer
ShimonSchuldiner
ShimonSandbankIsrael Prize, Prof. of Translation and English
ShirHever
ShlomitAzran Yarkoni
ShlomitFerguson
ShlomithRimmon-Kenan
ShlomoSand
ShoshDagan
ShoshiInbar
ShulamitCarmi-Rosenfeld
ShuliHartman
SidraDekoven EzrahiProf.
SinaiPeterTheater Director
SnaitGissis
StanleySebba
SunnyGordon-Bar
TalLevit
TalWasserKfar-Azza, Gazza Border
TalHarrisFormer Chair of “One Voice”
TalNitzan
TaliaAriav
TalmaBar-DinFounder of “Woman to Woman” Center
TamarHess
TamarLehahn
TamiSarfatti
TamiDoron
TommyDreyfus
TovaBuksbaumPsychologist
TsviaWaldenDr. of Linguistics
UdiGur
UriSegal
UriAvneriFormer Knesset Member, Journalist
UriHadar
UriPonger
UriDroriKibbutz Zikim, Gazza Border
UriKatz
VardaShifferDr., Education Researcher
VarditGoldner
VeredTzang
VeredKraus
YaelDayanFormer Knesset Member and Author
YaelWaldman
YaelShelach-Lavi
Yael SaraPruzanKibbutz Dorot, Gazza Border
YairYinovEconomist
YanivShahar Eliraz
YaronEzrahiProf. of Political Science
YeelaRaananDr., Kibbutz Kissufim, Gazza Border
YehoshuaKolodnyIsrael Prize, Prof. of Geology
YehoshuaRosinAgronom
YehudaShaul“Breaking Silence” Movement
YehuditElkanaDr. of Chemistry
YehuditEshed
YehuditCafriAuthor
YehuditKeshet
YitzhakFrankentalRabbi, initiator of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian parents
YizharBe’eriDirector of “Keshev” – Media Criticizm
YoavHessSocial Activist
YoavSteinbergKibbutz Hanita, Lebanon Border
YoellaHar-ShefiLawyer
YonaPinsonProf. of Arts
YonaRosenfeldIsrael Prize, Prof. of Social Work
Yonathan (Jon)Anson
YoramBiluIsrael Prize, Pof. Of Anthropology
YoriKamdelKibbutzim Headquarters
YosefSchwartz
YossiDahan
YossiCohenBuisness Manager
YossiSaridFormer Minister of Education, Publicist
YossiRapoport
YuvalRahamimCo-Chair of Israeli-Plestinian Bereaved Families for Peace
YuvalHalperin
YuvalDor
YuvalYonai
ZehavaShoshani
ZivaGalili
ZviBentwich
ZviJagendorf

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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.