TELL DEFENSE MINISTER GANTZ: STOP SETTLEMENT EXPANSION INTO E-1
Though Prime Minister Netanyahu has suspended plans to formally annex the West Bank, de facto annexation continues unabated. Right now, his government is advancing plans for a major new settlement project in the controversial E1 area which would devastate prospects for peace.
E-1 is a narrow piece of land between East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. The international community has long viewed settlement construction in E-1 as a redline, as it would undercut the viability of a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and prevent the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state.
August 28 has been set as a deadline for submitting objections to the construction plan. Right now, thousands of Israelis, supported by progressive civil society organizations like Peace Now, Ir Amim and the Association of Environmental Justice in Israel (AEJI) are mounting a major opposition campaign.
Ameinu and the Progressive Israel Network are asking you to add your name in solidarity with the Israeli activists fighting to block this plan and preserve prospects for a just and viable solution to this conflict. We’ll be submitting this petition to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who has the authority to block this plan from moving forward.