Take Action on Land Day, March 30!
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Stop the JNF Campaign to release major announcement on March 30, launch 2+ weeks of actions
The Stop the JNF Campaign is calling for activists for Palestinian rights to take action between March 30 (Land Day) and April 18 (Tax Day) to amplify efforts targeting the Jewish National Fund for its role in the ongoing displacement of Palestinians from their land. Stay tuned for our big announcement on Wednesday!
The JNF enjoys tax-exempt status as a charitable organization in the United States even though the reality of its work -- supporting the Nakba, Israelâ€™s ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine -- is anything but charitable.
The Stop the JNF Campaign seeks to revoke the charitable status of the JNF. You can amplify our efforts between March 30-April 18 by taking the following actions:
Plan a protest at your local JNF office or schedule a delegation to your local IRS office to share concerns about the JNF's tax status. Please contact us if you need support planning an action.
Check out our Tumblr page for testimonials from Palestinians who have survived and resisted the JNF. http://stopthejnfstories.tumblr.com/
Host a film screening of Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund. Stream or download the film, and make sure to grab the screening materials package when hosting a showing! http://www.ijan.org/projects-campaigns/stopthejnf/enduringroots/ http://www.ijan.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Enduring-Roots-film-packet.pdf
Read testimonies of Fallen Donors who have donated to the JNF but have since withdrawn support by speaking out against how those donations are used to fund ethnic cleansing. Submit a testimony of your own! http://fallendonors.org/
Don't know much about the JNF? Want to start a study group about the role of greenwashing in colonialism? Read IJAN's E-book Greenwashing Apartheid: the Jewish National Fund's Environmental Cover-Up. http://www.ijan.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/FINAL-JNFeBookVol4.pdf
Plant-a-tree in Palestine in support of Palestinians reclaiming indigenous foodways. http://www.mecaforpeace.org/projects/plant-tree-palestine
Check out Stop the JNF's new web destination for all the materials you'll need to learn more about and take action against the JNF. http://www.ijan.org/category/projects-campaigns/stopthejnf/
Email us if you have any questions on how to take action in your area!
Stop the Jewish National Fund is an international campaign aimed at ending the role of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet LeIsrael/JNF-KKL) 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 JNF continues to serve as a global fundraiser for Israeli ethnic cleansing, occupation and apartheid. Despite its historic role in a State institution of Israel (the Israel Land Authority) and in institutionalized racism and apartheid, the JNF and its affiliate organizations enjoy charitable status in over 50 countries and many also enjoy consultative status with the United Nations. In addition to the ongoing struggles against the JNF-KKL in Palestine, the campaign is underway in Canada, France, Britain, South Africa and the United States.
Stay tuned for our powerful news on Palestinian Land Day, March 30.
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WHO WE ARE
LA IJAN - Gaza ProtestIJAN (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network) is an international network of Jews who are uncompromisingly committed to struggles for human survival and emancipation, of which the liberation of the Palestinian people and land is an indispensable part. We are committed to the right of return for Palestinian refugees and to ending Israeli colonization of historic Palestine, which is reinforced by US economic and military power. We support full Palestinian self-determination and the right to resist occupation. We look to the Palestinian grassroots and Palestinian-led organizations as our primary points of reference in this struggle.
The State of Israel betrays the long histories of Jewish struggles for liberation and traditions of participation in collective struggles for liberation more broadly. We protest Zionism’s exploitation and debasement of histories of Jewish persecution and genocide to justify the unjustifiable – the colonization of Palestine and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, the theft of their land and destruction of their families, communities and way of life.
IJAN is part of the international movement against Zionist militarism and repression. We have active chapters in the United States, Argentina, the UK, Spain, Canada, and France. We also organize by sector, and currently maintain labor and campus sectors. Our work is funded largely through the contributions and volunteer labor of our members and through grassroots supporters.
IJAN organizes from a Jewish location, which we understand as social and historical, but our members hold a range of relationships to the religious, spiritual, and cultural expressions of Judaism. IJAN’s members come from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and cultural lineages (including Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Sephardic). We view “Jewish Anti-Zionism” as a political orientation rather than an identity, a politics which acquires meaning through practical organizing.
A core tenet of the way IJAN organizes is joint struggle — recognizing the particular stakes of different communities and sectors in the general struggle against Zionist repression, militarism, and imperialism. The stake of each movement is specific, but we share a commitment to principles of universal liberation, justice, equity, never sacrificing any aspect of one community or movement’s struggle for freedom for the sake of advancing another’s. We recognize that our struggles are bound together, and that we must find ways of organizing together that strengthen all of our movements.