New Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Defence

4 Nov

What can you do to help Palestinians right now?

Send an email to Nanaia congratulating her on her appointment. You can copy and paste the email below OR adapt it to suit yourself OR write your own message. 

Nanaia Mahuta
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Parliament Buildings

 Kia ora Nanaia,

A fresh start on policy for Palestinian human rights

Congratulations on your appointment as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

I hope through your appointment the new government will look at the struggle of the indigenous people of Palestine with a fresh pair of eyes.

The entire area of historic Palestine is under the longest military occupation in modern history as Israel repeatedly and blatantly defies international law and continues the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from East Jerusalem and the theft of Palestinian land.

The shear “brutality with impunity” of the Israeli occupation and siege of Gaza demands action.

In the first 100 days of the new government I want you to place New Zealand proudly on the right side of history and finally join us to the majority of humanity and recognise the State of Palestine (138 countries out of 193 at the United Nations already recognise Palestine)

We also want you to make our relationship with Israel conditional on Israeli compliance with international law and United Nations resolutions. In particular Israel must:

a.       End the brutal military occupation of Palestinian territories

b.       Repeal racist laws which discriminate against Palestinian Israelis

c.       Allow the right of return for Palestinian refugees

d.       End the inhumane siege of Gaza

Until Israel abides by international law New Zealand should start by suspending its bilateral relationships with Israel, banning importation of products from illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land and withdrawing Superfund and ACC investments from the 112 companies cited by the United Nations Human Rights Council as being in breach of international law.

Yours sincerely,

Yours sincerelyI appreciate you have not Yyet “got your feet under the table” yet but the issue of Palestine is pressing and I’m keen to hear from you as soon as possible.


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