February 18, 2009

NAWC's Position on Palestine

NAWC Position on Palestine and the Invasion of Gaza

The Palestinian people, forcibly evicted from their homeland with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, have long standing legitimate grievances that have not been addressed by Israel and the international community.

Since the founding of the state of Israel, the United States government has not been an honest broker or an even-handed negotiator in the region. U.S. inaction in the face of the unresolved grievances of the Palestinian people has been a significant contributing factor to the violence in the region, including the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. military aid to the state of Israel must be stopped because it has been employed continuously over the past 60 years for illegal and immoral collective punishment of the Palestinian people.

Unless and until the above issues are resolved, violence in the region will never abate and the victims of violence will continue to grow.

NAWC therefore recognizes the centrality of the Palestinian issue to peace in the region and resolves to make it a focal point of its anti-war organizing efforts.

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