Coalition of Women for Peace: Launching “Right to Resist” campaign

By the Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel – 20 June 2011
www.coalitionofwomen.org/?p=2157&lang=en

On Monday, June 27, 2011, the Knesset’s Law, Constitution, and Justice Committee will deliberate the Boycott Bill, in preparation for second and third reading in the Knesset plenum.

As part of our ongoing campaign against this anti-democratic legislation, we are now launching the second phase of our “Right to Resist” campaign. The campaign consists of four videos stared by some of Israel’s popular artists and cultural figures: singer-songwriter Rona Kenan, filmmakers Eitan Fox and Gal Ochovsky,  the poet Meit Wizeltir, actress Einat Weizman, and cultural figure Muhammed Jabali.

Watch the First Video:



The campaign insists that no anti-democratic laws would be able to silence the growing resistance to the occupation.  The first video circulated as part of this campaign already reached 11.5 thousand hits on Youtube.

Spread the word – Resist the Occupation! Here’s how:

  • Join the campaign page on Facebook
  • Share the videos that will be released in the coming week
  • “Like” the campaign’s videos on your friends “walls”
  • Tweet them on Twitter (you can easily re-tweet by following #cwp_live)
  • Circulate this e-mail among your friends – we will send out individual e-mails with links to the videos as they are released
  • During the campaign we will ask followers to upload videos of themselves saying “we will continue to resist the occupation” to our Facebook page. Stay tuned for updates!

Background

The boycott bill, or “Damage to the State of Israel by Means of Boycott- 2011″ was proposed in the Knesset on July 2010 by head of the coalition, MK Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) and other MK’s. The bill is focused on preventing citizens of Israel from protesting against the occupation by means of initiating a boycott. The bill passed first reading in the Knesset plenum on March 7, 2011, despite severe criticism from governmental ministries and leading civil society organizations.

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