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‘End the occupation for Israel’s sake’

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Published: 17 September 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Hundreds of Israeli intellectuals to world Jewry: ‘End occupation for Israel’s sake’ – The Times of Israel 15.09.16
The signatories include 48 winners of Israel’s most prestigious awards (the Israel Prize and the EMET Prize); seven high-ranking IDF officers; 20 former Israeli Ambassadors, ministers, senior government officials and Members of Knesset; 160 professors in Israeli universities, authors David Grossman and Amos Oz, and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman. ‘We call upon Jews around the world to join with Israeli partners for coordinated action to end the occupation and build a new future, for the sake of the State of Israel and the generations to come.’

See text of the open letter here and full list of signatories here

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