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Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine / Israel

Description

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel works to support the survival of the Palestinian people and to end the illegal, immoral, and brutal Israeli occupation through education, advocacy, and action. We are committed to the principles of self-determination for the Palestinian people, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and full civil and political rights for all Palestinians in order to promote the equality and safety of both Palestinians and Israelis. For more information, e-mail

Vermonters for a Just Peace is part of Al-Awda, the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition (Al-Awda), and shares Al-Awda's unqualified support for the right of refugees to return to their homes and properties in historical Palestine.

Occupation means that troops from a hostile nation move into an area and take control, as Israel did in 1967 when it illegally occupied Palestinian lands in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. In Palestine these days it means that people may have to show their ID and explain their business to any Israeli soldier at any time. The soldier can decide to turn the Palestinian back on a whim, and open resistance can be fatal, so Palestinians must endure this humiliating and dangerous process routinely as they go about their daily business. Any protest, no matter how peaceful, is met with brutal violence.

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Additional Information

VTJP is no longer affiliated with Al-Awda. The original AboutUs page (http://www.vtjp.org/aboutus/aboutus.htm) has been revised accordingly and the following sentence has been deleted: "Vermonters for a Just Peace is part of Al-Awda, the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition (Al-Awda), and shares Al-Awda's unqualified support for the right of refugees to return to their homes and properties in historical Palestine."

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