November 28, 2011

Take Action - Tell the JNF Not to Evict Palestinians from East Jerusalem - Rabbis for Human Rights

From Rabbis for Human Rights, November 28, 2011:

'Himnuta, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Jewish National Fund in Israel (KKL-JNF), planned to evict the Sumarin family from their home in Silwan, a neighborhood of East Jerusalem on November 28. The Sumarins, a family of twelve, including five children, a pregnant mother, and a grandfather on dialysis, have lived in their home for more than forty years.

'Due to public outcry, led by Rabbis for Human Rights-North America (RHR-NA), Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) in Israel, and our supporters, the Jewish National Fund announced on November 24 it was delaying the eviction of the Sumarin family.
Now we must redouble our efforts to convince the Jewish National Fund to cancel the eviction permanently.'

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And, here is a copy of the customizable form letter which I edited to suit myself:

'I was very pleased to hear that, thanks to JNF intervention, on November 24 the eviction order against the Sumarin family has been delayed and that on November 28 the Jerusalem court legally froze the eviction.

'I implore you now to help guarantee that the Sumarin family can remain in their home without threat of eviction, for good.

'This eviction is a violation of both Jewish and human rights law.

'An agnostic wonders: In Jerusalem, of all places, are the cries for justice, mercy and righteousness to fall on deaf ears?'

Sincerely yours,

Diane V. McLoughlin

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