Victory! UN recognizes Palestine

To European leaders and all UN member states:

We urge you to endorse the legitimate bid for recognition of the state of Palestine and the reaffirmation of the rights of the Palestinian people. It is time to turn the tide on decades of failed peace talks, end the occupation and move towards peace based on two states.
 
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Posted: 12 November 2012
If you have already signed the petition, now send a message to the Heads of State by email or social media.

In hours, the UN will face a historic vote on Palestinian statehood. While extremists in Israel and Gaza killed civilians on both sides last week, responsible leaders backed this peace initiative, and it needs our help to win.

UN recognition of Palestine could help end 40 years of repression and lead to two states -- Israel and Palestine -- living in peace and security side by side. 1.6 million of us have signed on and helped get over 100 countries to support the bid! But Israel's far-right government is lobbying hard and many countries are still on the fence.

Heads of state are deciding right now. Our petition is already being widely covered in the media and delivered through actions like a 4 storey-high flag (above) in front of key government buildings. Sign and let's get to 2 million voices for a freedom and peace that the Palestinian people have not known for a generation!
France (Presidency): +33 1 42 92 81 00
or send a message by using the webform here

Germany (Chancellor): +49 (0) 3018 40-00 (8-18h)
or send an email: [email protected]

Spain (Presidency): +34 91 335 35 35
or send a message by using the webform here

UK (Prime Minister) + 44 (0) 20 7270 3000
Please send an email: [email protected]

Here are some talking points on why the Palestinian bid at the UN General Assembly is our best chance for peace. Please use them as a guide when you call or write your message:

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
  • there has already been decades of occupation and repression by Israel of the Palestinian people
  • for years the US and Israel have held peace hostage to processes that have only led to more illegal colonisation of palestinian lands
  • the US and Israel should not get away with bullying the rest of the world to vote 'no' to what is morally and strategically right
THIS IS THE ONLY PATH TO PEACE
  • currently there is not even a peace process in play
  • this is a new chance to balance the equation and kick start a new path towards freedom and peace
  • if the bid fails, we may have decades more of violence and extremists will win more ground
SUPPORT THE WORLD VOTE
  • it is time for Palestine - this is a legitimate, non-violent, diplomatic proposal that deserves Europe's full support
  • the UN, World Bank and IMF say that the Palestinians are ready to run their own state
  • majorities of people across Europe and 2/3rds of world leaders already support Palestine statehood
Remember to be polite -- we'll be far more convincing if we are reasonable and courteous.

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