March 30: Stop the Jewish National Fund!

Stop the Jewish National Fund!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 – 12:30pm – 2:00pm
NYU – 60 Washington Square South (Kimmel Center), room #912 [2]

The Palestinian BDS National Committee has called for a Global Day of Action to commemorate Palestinian Land Day.

On March 30, 2011, join the international campaign to

Stop the Jewish National Fund

Palestinian Land Day is the annual commemoration of the 1976 general strike and marches against massive land expropriation by Israel in which six Palestinians were killed and hundreds of others were jailed and wounded. Since then it has been a day to recall many decades of Palestinian resistance to historic and on-going displacement and dispossession.

A key pillar of the colonization of Palestine – from the founding of the State of Israel to the present – has been the Keren Kayemet LeIsrael (KKL), commonly known in English as the Jewish National Fund (JNF). The JNF enjoys charity status in over 50 countries. This is despite its role in the on-going displacement of indigenous Palestinians from their land, the theft of their property, the funding of historic and present-day colonies, and the destruction of the natural environment. (Click here to download the Stop the JNF Campaign fact sheet.)

In the United States alone the Jewish National Fund raises over 50 million dollars per year. Join the Stop the JNF –US campaign to stop the US government from giving tax benefits to an organization that is instrumental in Israeli apartheid.

Here in the United States, Palestinian Land Day is another reminder of the 500-year long legacy of indigenous struggles across the Americas.

Stop the JNF Land Day activities and events are taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Twin Cities, Minnesota.

In NEW YORK, join us for a lunch-time teach-in on
The JNF: Its Mandate, Its Actions and the Campaign to Stop It
Sponsored by NYU Students for Justice in Palestine

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
NYU’s Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, Room 912
Light lunch will be served

Join the campaign to Stop the JNF. The campaign is already underway in Britain, Canada, France and the US, and challenges to the JNF continue across Palestine, including in Israel.

To join the campaign:
Sign the international call at [3].
Include the JNF in your BDS and Palestine solidarity work.
Bring the campaign to your city or region.
Tell us about your activity at [4].

The campaign to challenge the JNF will launch on Land Day 2011. As part of the global movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), in solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle, and until such time as the State of Israel respects and implements international law, we call on global civil society to join in a campaign to challenge the JNF.
For more information and to get involved email us: [4]