Protest Against Israeli Apartheid and the JNF

Protest Against Israeli Apartheid and the JNF

Rally on September 21, 6pm
@ Jewish National Fund’s Gala Dinner

Crown Plaza. Cnr. Queenbridge St. and Whiteman St. Soutbank.
Melbourne

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a quasi- government organisation in Israel that buys up land in Israel from Palestinians and refuses to sell or lease it to non-Jews. Created in 1901 to acquire land for a Jewish State in Palestine, the JNF is most commonly known for its campaign to ‘plant a tree in Israel’ in order to ‘make the desert bloom.’ However, the trees are not planted in a barren desert empty of inhabitants that Jewish people have come to populate and make flourish. Lands were and still are obtained from their Palestinian inhabitants through exploitative land sales, forced removal or other apartheid state policies.

Sadly despite the JNF being an instrument of Israeli Apartheid, the JNF currently has tax exempt status in Australia and is supported by the major political parties. The JNF’s Gala dinner on Sept. 21 will be attended by Victoria’s Premier and the Israeli Ambassador to Australia.

We demand:
End the occupation of Palestine. Equal rights for Palestinians
living in Israel. Let the Palestinian refugees return. No Australian
support for apartheid. End the JNF’s tax exempt status.

For more information on the JNF see: http://www.bdsmovement.net/activecamps/jnf
http://www.stopthejnf.org/

Organised by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, for more info
ring 0403 943 529

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