Apr 2, 2011

#BDS: NLG endorses international BDS call to "Stop the JNF!"

"The National Lawyers Guild has endorsed the international call to Stop the Jewish National Fund, a campaign that will launch on Land Day, March 30, 2011. The JNF is a key pillar of the colonization of Palestine - from the founding of the State of Israel to the present. The JNF enjoys charity status in over 50 countries. This is despite its role 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 Jewish National Fund (JNF) [1] was instrumental in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the 1948 Nakba [2], and continues to play a central role in maintaining Israel's regime of apartheid [3]. The JNF provided political, financial and intelligence [4] support for the Zionist forces in their conquest, massacres and ethnic cleansing operations that characterized the 1948-49 war and the Palestinian Nakba. Today, the JNF controls vast properties belonging to millions of Palestinians, developing them exclusively for persons of "Jewish nationality", a concept established and promoted in the JNF’s charter to exclude all others." 

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