Stop Israel’s War on Children – Auckland Vigil —– 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Thursday August 11 (tomorrow) at Britomart

6:00 – 7:00 pm at Britomart on Thursday August 11 (tomorrow)

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Tamaki Makaurau – Auckland
10 Heriturikōkā 2022
10 August 2022

Kia ora Michael

Stop Israel’s War on Children – Auckland Vigil
Palestinian Youth Aotearoa and University of Auckland Students for Justice in Palestine will come together in Britomart to remember the kids who have died over the weekend in Israel’s War on Gaza.

Flowers and tributes are welcome.

Details

Supported by Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa – Tamaki Makaurau

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Renewed call for support for the Gaza Center for Human Rights

As you will recall, the Gaza Center for human Rights is involved in documenting Israeli war crimes against Gaza.

They forensically document the crimes to an extent that they can be used in a court of law.

So far, the GCHR has documented more than 2,000 Israeli War Crimes against Gaza and have sent them to the International Criminal court. This is key in the effort which led to the ICC opening a War Crimes investigation into Israel.

Last year, Israel fired a rocket into their offices in an attempt to Kill the people there, destroy evidence and stop their very valuable work.

Destroyed Gaza Center for Human Rights offices
You may remember that Julie Webb-Pullman, a Kiwi citizen normally resident in Gaza but back in New Zealand and caught here due to Covid restrictions on movement, carried out a speaking tour raising fund raising for the GCHR.
Julie Webb-Pullman
PSNA, nationwide, raised enough funds to help replace the destroyed office equipment and to get the GCHR up and running again. Funds also helped to cover 3 salaries for a short period of time.

They still need our help.

It costs about $1,500 per month for the salaries of three of the team.

PSNA Tamaki Makaurau is calling on our supporters to see if they can spare a small koha each month to help with those salaries.

If each of us put in a small regular amount, it will add up to at least one of the salaries required.

If you would like to contribute in the drive to get Justice for Palestinians at the International Criminal Court, please make your donations here:

  • Bank Kiwibank
  • Account name Palestine Solidarity Network – Campaign
  • Account number 38-9015-0849542-02

Be careful to enter the 02 suffix as this is the account dedicated to collecting funds for the GCHR.

The funds are transferred to the GCHR in Gaza whenever it reaches a predetermined amount.

We appreciate any help you can give.

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Israeli Apartheid

There has been a lot of discussion around Israeli Apartheid over the last year.

Many Pro-Israel supporters say that they don’t "Believe" or don’t "Think" that Israel is an Apartheid state. That Israel does not look like South Africa.

We have to note that there is an International definition of Apartheid.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

1973 Apartheid Convention

And that there are Eight reports published over the last Two years alone which detail Israeli Apartheid.

One each from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Two of them from Israeli Human Rights organisations.

So, although Israeli Apartheid does not "look" like South African Apartheid, the facts show that Israel Does practise Apartheid.

Reports on Israeli Apartheid

2022 – United Nations Human Rights Council – 49th Session

2022 – Harvard Law School & Addameer

2022 – Al-Haq, Addameer, Habitat International Coalition

2022 – Amnesty International

2022 – Kairos Palestine

2021 – Human Rights Watch

2021 – B’Tselem

2020 – Yesh Din

So while the pro-Israel lobby here in New Zealand have an "Opinion" that Israel is Not an Apartheid state, the "Facts" Prove that Israel is indeed an Apartheid state.

This debate is over.

It is time that the New Zealand government spoke up on the issue of Israeli Apartheid.

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Are you able to donate a cup of coffee a month to the campaign?
Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa will need some serious money to make our campaign as effective as possible. For example, we will need somewhere in the vicinity of $25,000 to bring speakers to New Zealand over the next year and organise large public meetings to help spread the message.

You can help. Are you able to donate a cup of coffee a month to the campaign? In other words, can you afford to make an automatic payment of $5 per month to support the Palestinian struggle? (If you can afford more, that would be great!)

Our account details are:

Account name: Palestine Solidarity Network
Account number: 38-9015-0849542-00

We are happy to provide a receipt upon request (however, we are not a registered charity so this is not tax-deductible)

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More ways you can get involved

  • Forward this Newsletter – If you know people who may be interested in this movement, please forward this Newsletter to them.
  • Join in local activities in your area monthly Rallies – In Auckland at 2.00 pm on the first Saturday of every month. Please consider doing the same in your community. Contact Secretary if you would like to know where and how to get Flags and Banners
  • Help set up a Students for Justice in Palestine groups on your campus
  • Tell Your MP your opinions on Divestment and Sanctions of Israel.
  • Write Letters to Newspapers – Call Talkback Radio
  • Keep in touch with the campaign on social media
  • Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa (PSNA) website: Secretary
  • The Palestine Human Rights Campaign produces the In Occupied Palestine newsletter. It is a regular daily newsletter on the daily situation in Palestine, compiled by Leslie Bravery and emailed to subscribers. If you would also like to become a subscriber, please contact Leslie at “sumud1 @ outlook. com” (remove the spaces to use as an email address) for further information.
  • Keep Updated on our Facebook pages and websites (listed below)
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PSNA Groups
National Committee

Website Chair
Secretary – Neil Scott Secretary
Regional Groups

Bay of Islands PSNA Bay of Islands email
Whangarei PSNA Whangarei Facebook
Auckland PSNA Auckland – Tamaki Makaurau Website
Hamilton Palestine Human Rights Campaign Waikato Facebook
Tauranga Tauranga Moana 4 Palestine Facebook
Napier/Hastings Aotearoa Standing with Palestine Facebook
Palmerston North <a href="mailto:Palmerston.North email
New Plymouth PSNA New Plymouth email
Whanganui <a href="mailto:Whanganui email
Wellington PSNA Wellington email
Nelson Te Tau Ihu (Nelson) Palestine Facebook
Christchurch PSNA Christchurch Facebook
Dunedin Dunedin for Justice in Palestine Facebook
Invercargill <a href="mailto:Invercargill email
Other groups supporting Palestinian Rights

Nga mihi

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