Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Avaaz - Palestine: the world's next nation


408,841 have signed the petition and 300,000 signed in the first 2 days! Help us get to our new target of 500,000

Update: 25 July 2011
Over 300,000 signers in just 2 days! The United Nations' meeting is in 24 hours. Let's get to half a million and push our leaders to recognise Palestine. Sign the urgent petition and send to everyone
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Posted: 22 July 2011
In four days the UN Security Council will meet, and the world has an opportunity to embrace a new proposal that could turn the tide on decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: UN recognition of the state of Palestine.

Over 120 nations from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have already endorsed this initiative, but Israel's right-wing government and the US vehemently oppose it. The UK and other key European countries are still undecided, but a massive public push now could tip them to vote for this momentous opportunity to end 40 years of military occupation.

US-led peace initiatives have failed for decades, while Israel has confined the Palestinians to small areas, confiscated their lands and blocked their independence. This bold new initiative could be the best opportunity to jump start a resolution of the conflict, but Europe and the UK must take the lead. Let’s build a massive global call for the UK and other European leaders to endorse this statehood bid now, and make clear that citizens across the world support this legitimate, non-violent, diplomatic proposal. Sign the petition and send this campaign to everyone: