Bank für Sozialwirtschaft tells members of Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, which includes a number of Israelis, that its account has been closed due to their support for BDS.

Members of Jewish Voice for Peace at a demonstration in Seattle, October 2007. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Joe Mabel)

Members of Jewish Voice for Peace at a demonstration in Seattle, October 2007. (CC BY-SA 3.0 Joe Mabel)

Six weeks ago members of the group Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, based in Germany, received a message from their bank that their account was being closed, without any additional explanations. The organization, which was founded as a local chapter of European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP), a federation of Jewish groups aimed at bringing about peace in the Middle East and ensuring human rights for Palestinians.

 

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for having responded to our call for “Jews worldwide in solidarity with Omar Barghouti and BDS activists”.

An den Bundesaußenminister

Herrn Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Auswärtiges Amt

11013 Berlin

May 2, 2015

Dear Minister,

On April 16, 2015, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of sixteen EU Member States sent a letter to the EU High Representative  for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini asking her to  push forward the process of  properly labelling goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory that are sold across the European Union.

18/05/2016

 

Support of the international appeal to the UN about Israel’s war of repression of the BDS https://bdsmovement.net/un-appeal

 

We, the undersigned Jewish organizations and individuals from various countries all over the world urge the Israeli government to immediately stop abusing universal human rights.

-    Freedom of movement,

-  Freedom of political opinion

- Freedom of political expression,

have to be granted to Omar Barghouti and all citizens and residents in Israel and in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel.