The Italian network  of Jews against the occupation (Rete Ebrei Contro l’Occupazione) wishes to express its solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn and his colleagues in Labour: they have chosen to defend the rights of the Palestinian people and freedom of expression in the UK. In so doing, they oppose the pro-Israel lobby in the UK, which tries to  marginalise and dismiss those who condemn Israel's actions. We agree, with Corbyn and his colleagues, that the Governments of Israel, since 1948-49 up to now, and especially since the illegal occupation of the West Bank from 1968 have committed against the Palestinians, whether citizens of Israel or inhabitants of the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Territory  very serious crimes against human and civil rights.
Dr Paola Canarutto, president of ECO




September, 2018