Jun 12, 2011

#BDS: Open Letter to McCully

"The key to peace in the Middle East is an end to discrimination – open questions to Murray McCully
Dear Mr McCully,
Thank you for your letter dated May 4 in reply to our previous letter to you. Many questions arise from your response and we would welcome clarification. There is keen interest within global civil society in any expressions of support by UN member state governments for universally, rather than selectively, safeguarding justice and human rights under the provisions of existing international law. In 1893, New Zealand became the first self-governing nation to extend the right to vote to all women and to recognise their right to run for office. That capacity for reforming leadership sadly flagged last century when our country was, for a time, reluctant to oppose South African Apartheid. Today another moral challenge confronts us: The world is asking whether New Zealand has the courage to end its diplomatic support for Israel and join the world in support of the International Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS)."
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