Another Europe Is Possible’s response aims to assemble the crucial voices for peace and justice that must be magnified to bring an immediate end to the war.
On Monday 6th November 18.00 UK time we will host – in collaboration with organisations and networks spread across three continents – a vital conversation bringing together critical voices from the region demanding peace and justice for all. Will you join this dialogue?
Israel’s total siege and war on Gaza is unprecedented in its intensity. The war cannot be the answer to the deplorable atrocities committed by Hamas and other terrorist groups on 7th October 2023. This ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinian civilians is illegal in international law.
Justice demands criminal accountability for all those who commit war crimes and crimes against humanity – and the bravery to call for an end to the cycle of violence. This tragedy marks only the latest horrifying chapter in decades of war, occupation and illegal settlement. Only peace and justice based on the principle of universal human rights offers a genuine path to security. This event will bring together those critical voices for peace and justice in the region.
- Yezid Sayigh is a distinguished academic and historian of the Palestinian national movement. A senior fellow at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, he was previously part of the Palestinian delegation to the peace talks with Israel.
- Atalya Ben-Abba is a member of the Refuser Solidarity Network. She has spent 110 days in prison for the ‘crime’ of conscientious objection towards conscription in the IDF and her story was told in the 2019 film ‘Objector’.
- Aida Touma-Suleiman is a Palestinian citizen of Israel and has been a member of the Knesset since 2015, representing the left party, Hadash.
- Shaista Aziz is a city councillor in Oxford. She is a former member of the Labour Party and now sits as an independent having resigned in October 2023 over the response of the Labour leadership to the Israeli war on Gaza.
This meeting is hosted by Another Europe Is Possible in collaboration with the Refuser Solidarity Network, Foreign Policy in Focus (US) and European Alternatives.
1st November 2023