INDIA PALESTINE PEOPLE'S SOLIDARITY FORUM
5, Shradhanjali, Vithaldasnagar, off Linking Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai.
PRESS RELEASE / INVITATION
"GANDHIGIRI PROGRAMME AT ISRAELI CONSULATE" - "60 Years of Palestine / Israel"
We will be congregating at the NCPA, Gate No. 1, Nariman Point on
May 14, 2008 at 10.30am.
This year marks both the founding of Israel as well as the forced dispossession and exile of the Palestinian nation from their land. We the members of the India Palestine People's Solidarity Forum wish to reach out to the Israeli people and appeal to them, to come forward in a spirit of reconciliation, justice and peace and share the land with their Palestinian brethren. The Jewish people who themselves have undergone immense suffering, should be able to feel and comprehend the persecution being inflicted upon the Palestinian people.
We the members of the IPPSF will be going to the Israeli consulate, with a red rose and a card in hand that says "Get Well Soon". Our gesture is not a protest but it is a fervent plea for justice and peace. We also call upon the Israeli people to come forward and embrace their Palestinian brethren and allow them to lead a life of dignity in their homeland. Through our gesture we wish to highlight the violence and the persecution being inflicted upon the Palestinians and for the Indian people as well as the people of the world to empathize with them.
In recent times it is apparent that the Israeli state has become dehumanized and blind to the sufferings of the Palestinians. We believe that Israel needs to be caring and compassionate to the people that it continues to occupy.
We believe that a peace based on the principles of justice and compassion will only be achieved when the Israeli and Palestinian people decide to co-exist on the same land with mutual respect and equal rights.
We pray that God's eternal mercy and the universal message of compassion and love, common to all faiths, will show you the path for a solution to this tragic conflict. We, your friends pray that you "Get Well Soon", and adhere to the best principles of the Jewish faith and the teachings of her great prophets.
Tushar Gandhi Feroze Mithiborwala