Never Again for Anyone challenges the misuse of the Nazi genocide of Jews (“The Holocaust”) for political purposes. By exceptionalizing the Nazi genocide, European Jews are set apart from the victims and survivors of that and other genocides instead of being united with them. The Zionist exploitation of this genocide to justify colonization, displacement and apartheid in Palestine is a dishonor to those who survived and those who did not. The refrain “Never Again” must mean “Never Again, for Anyone!”
IJAN’s “Never Again for Anyone” work aims to make connections between the current environment of Islamophobia, other forms of xenophobia, political repression and support for Israel. The work draws on the parallels between the political contexts of dehumanization and political repression in Nazi Germany, Palestine, and the West.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE DEEPLY MOVED BY THE BRAVE ACTION OF JEWISH SURVIVORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THE NAZI HOLOCAUST WHO HAVE TAKEN ACTION TO SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE OF GAZA. WE FULLY SUPPORT THEIR STATEMENT BELOW AND JOIN THEM IN DECLARING, “NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!”.
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IJAN has received a flood of responses to the letter condemning Israel’s genocide of Palestinians, which ran in the New York Times August 23rd. The letter was signed by 40 survivors of the Nazi genocide and 287 descendants of survivors and victims. Below are some of the personal messages of support and solidarity that IJAN… Read more »
A letter signed by 40 survivors of the Nazi genocide and 287 descendants of survivors and victims ran as a half-page ad in the Saturday, August 23rd New York Times. The letter has been getting an overwhelming response. See below for news coverage and other responses.
Raphael Cohen interviewed on Al Jazeera
Over 300 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide to attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza. Please donate to help us run this letter as a half-page ad in the New York Times.
“As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.”
AsCalifornia prisoners’ massive hunger strike against long-term solitaryconfinement, group punishment, and other cruel and inhuman policies of the CDCR(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) enters its second week,Governor Jerry Brown is on a two-week vacation to Germanyand Ireland. To add insult to injury, itincludes a visit to the Dachau concentration camp.
It isshocking for the Governor to have chosen this time to go on vacation while the CDCRrefuses to meet the hunger strikers’ five just demands that would end the torture ofprisoners in the state he is supposed to be responsible for governing. The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Networkis outraged that Brown dares to exploit theNazi genocide to distract from his complicity in the repression and racism againstprisoners, disproportionately people of color and low income people, women andtransgender people, in order to make money for the lucrative prison industry inCalifornia.
Pleasetake a moment to sign the Pledge of Resistance to stand with Californiaprisoners on hunger strike!