Posts Categorized: Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign
Stop the Jewish National Fund is an international campaign aimed at ending the role of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet LeIsrael/JNF-KKL) in:
*the on-going displacement of indigenous Palestinians from their land
*the theft of their property
*the funding of historic and present day colonies, and
*the destruction of the natural environment
The JNF continues to serve as a global fundraiser for Israeli ethnic cleansing, occupation and apartheid. Despite its historic role in a State institution of Israel (the Israel Land Authority) and in institutionalized racism and apartheid, the JNF and its affiliate organizations enjoy charitable status in over 50 countries and many also enjoy consultative status with the United Nations. In addition to the ongoing struggles against the JNF-KKL in Palestine, the campaign is underway in Canada, France, Britain, South Africa and the United States.
Stop Prawer Plan: Day of Action November 30th (fromthe Palestinian BDS movement website):
"On 24th of June, the Israeli Knesset approved the Prawer-Begin plan,which if implemented will result in the destruction of more than 35unrecognized villages in Al-Naqab and the forced expulsion and confinement ofmore than 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins. The Prawer plan is the largest Israeliland-grab since 1948. It epitomizes the nature of Israel’s policy;Israeli-Jewish demographic expansion and Palestinian-Arab demographiccontainment."
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement has put out a call for a Day ofRage and action against the Prawer Plan and the Jewish National Fund, a funderand leader in the effort. The Stop the JNF Campaign supports the call for a Dayof Action on November 30th by calling for TWO DAYS OF ACTION on November 29th,called Black Friday in the U.S., and November 30th.
JOINUS IN HANDING OUT THE DOWNLOADABLE FLYER toeducate people about the role of the Jewish national fund – U.S. in the forceddisplacement of the Bedouin and attempt to settle their land by relocating over250,000 Jews from the united states. Encourage them to take action by signingthe downloadable petition.
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Stop the JNF and Prawer Plan IJAN UK is a founding member of the Stop the JNF Campaign and helped to prepare a submission (in consultation with lawyers working pro-bono) to the Charity Commissioners in the UK and making the case for the commission to investigate the Jewish National Fund’s charitable status in the UK…. Read more »
Members of IJAN attended the Left Forum in New York andpresented two workshops. On Saturday IJAN members presented on theinternational Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign featuring participationfrom the U.S. and Canada. On Sunday, IJAN presented with Al Awda – NY, the NationalLawyers Guild – NY, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Malcolm XGrassroots Movement on Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression.
The Campaign to Stop the JNF is growing in participation,visibility, and momentum. This spring, Jonah Aline Daniel represented the Stopthe JNF campaign in many cities across the Midwest and East coast of the United States to bring areport back from the Plant-a-Tree in Palestine delegation. The tour was a success indrawing crowds of various sizes, recruiting new campaign activists andprompting many helpful questions to further the strategic development of theCampaign.
At each event most people signed postcards bombardingthe IRS with demands to revoke the charity status of the JNF. Many peoplesigned up to stay in contact with the campaign moving forward. There was muchinterest in increasing knowledge about the JNF across environmental movements andin a legal campaign against the JNF. Here is the Stop the JNF Campaign presentation thatwas used on the tour and is available for use by Stop the JNF activists.
The Stop the JNF Campaign created this shortvideo as an introduction to the true purpose of the JewishNational Fund. It was screened at every location on the Report Back Tour and isavailable to share with all of your networks.
Additionally, the Stop the JNF Campaign was invited to submit adocumentary film this fall about the Jewish National Fund and theresistance to it at the Zochrot Film Festival, Nakba and Return, in Tel Aviv.This film will be made available to Campaign activists to use in our educationwork and to expose the historical and ongoing role of the JNF in thecolonization of Palestine.
Planta Tree for Palestine by JOSIE SHIELDS-STOMSNESS For 112 years, the Jewish National Fund has played a central role in the on-going displacement and dispossession of Palestinians from their land and homes. The JNF was instrumental in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 and continues to play a central role in maintaining Israel’s regime of… Read more »
Hello everyone, Writing from Jerusalem with update # 3. The refugee camp next to Dheisheh is Aida. It is home to 5,000 refugees from 27 villages in one half square kilometer. We began walking in the first foot of snow Bethlehem has seen in 20 years. Or was it the first six inches in 7… Read more »
Greetings, Writing from the largest storm Bethlehem has seen in 20 years. Snow is piling up on the ground and the streets are not done filling up with rain creating a web of rivers and small ponds. We just got back to our guesthouse after a group outing to get some groceries and experience the… Read more »
This is the first in a series of updates from IJAN participants in the Stop the JNF Campaign and the Plant-a-Tree Delgation.
The Plant-A-Tree in Palestine Project is a joint project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Stop the Wall, the Palestinian Farmer’s Union, and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network to support the on-going struggle of Palestinians to rebuild by providing resources for villages to plant trees that are indigenous to Palestine’snatural environment and agricultural life. Participants in the delegation will plant the trees with community members joined by their fellow Palestinians. They will spend a day replanting trees in villages and homes that had their trees uprooted by the Israeli military and/or the Jewish National Fund.