Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) – 30th March 2012.

Zaher Birawi: Global march to Jerusalem a public global movement to demand the freedom of Jerusalem


The International Committee of the Global March towards Jerusalem declared at the conclusion of its conference in Beirut, the date of the Global March to Jerusalem: Friday, 30th March 2012.

In a press release that was issued after the end of the conference, they declared an agreement on the program of the escalating public global movement which will end up in the crawling of hundreds of thousands of Arab and international supporters through the neighboring countries and into Israel to participate in the peaceful demonstration, that demands to free Jerusalem and to stop all the Judaization measures that the Israeli forces carry out in the city immediately.

At the same time, the report confirmed that this global public movement is peaceful, and asked the neighboring Arab countries to facilitate the mission of the international supporters and the rest of the Arab nations who aim to shed light on th

e dangerous Zionist measures against the city and its people.

The conference was attended by a lot of representatives of international committees from different parts of the world; Europe, America, Asia and Africa, in addition to the representatives of the public forces in the Arab world, the neighboring countries and Palestine. They discussed and agreed on the movement plans and the activities set to take place in different countries all over the world. They also confirmed, through the final speeches made at the conference by the delegates, the complete seriousness of starting arrangements to guarantee the success of this global march.

Zaher Al-Birawi, the official spokesman and member of the executive committee of the Global March to Jerusalem, said that the meeting reflected an honest desire and great determination that the international representatives have, to make a move for the situation in Jerusalem, and put an end to the racist, Zionist procedures carried out by the Israeli forces. Birawi also confirmed that people all over the world would not stay silent anymore watching the Israeli forces’ actions against Jerusalem, its sacred places and its people, and that it would take actions dictated by the human conscience.

He also added that the march will be the start of a public global movement to demand the freedom of Jerusalem. He also said that it is time for Israel to listen to people and understand the message that the Arab Spring is trying to convey, that the will of the people cannot be ignored, and that people will state it clearly on March 30th; that they want to end the occupation and to free Jerusalem and Palestine.

Source: http://gm2j.net/2s

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Global March to Jerusalem, 30th March 2012

Palestinians march against the separation wall

Al Qassam website – A group of Palestinians include children with clown face paint and children dressed as birds, march against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank town of Al-Masara on Friday 27th January 2012.

Palestinian and activists confront Israeli soldiers during a creative costumed protest against the Israeli separation barrier that would separate their village from their ancestral lands.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) – 30th March 2012

Apa Kata Mereka Mengenai GMJ ?

Jerusalem is a holy city unto the Children of Abraham. I lament the plight of Palestinian friends living in Bethlehem (and throughout the West Bank and Gaza) who have not been permitted to visit Jerusalem for almost two decades. As a rabbi who believes that my Abrahamic cousins possess an equal right to access Jerusalem, barring entry offends my faithfulness to Judaism. Israel cannot call itself a democracy as long as Palestinian Muslims and Christians are prevented from pilgrimage and prayer in Jerusalem. This is among the many reasons I support the global nonviolent march to Jerusalem. May the Compassionate One who is the Parent of us all, open the gates of compassion and justice for everyone who desires to enter.

- Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, American rabbi in the Jewish Renewal movement

As world leaders have done nothing over the past six decades to curb Israel's persistent campaign of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Palestinian population, civil societies all over the world are taking initiatives to demand an end to the relentless cruelty and mercilessness aimed at a principally unarmed civilian population. The Global March to Jerusalem is another effort by people of conscience to take a stand for justice and for human dignity. The importance of such civil action cannot be overstated.
- Susan Abulhawa, Novelist and human rights activist

...it is important for all those committed to peace and justice to support and applaud an initiative such as Global March to Jerusalem…[which]…poses a vivid challenge to the unlawfulness and cruelty of the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestine.

- Dr. Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University.

As an anti-war organizer and activist working for justice for the Palestinian people, I hope to see a sea of people marching in unity towards Jerusalem in March of 2012. The march will be a powerful act of solidarity with Palestinians who are fighting for their basic human rights, particularly the right to free movement which the Israeli government has so severely restricted. It is critical that we support non-violent form

s of resistance such as these, which are the only way to attain a peaceful and just solution for everyone in the region.

- Medea Benjamin

Palestine: The Occupation & The Refugees

The state of Israel was created in 1948. Under UN Resolution 181, the 1947 partition plan divided British Mandate Palestine into a Jewish state (on 55%
of the land), an Arab state (45%
) and for Jerusalem to be administered internationally. However, following the 1948 war, Israel was founded upon 78% of the territory, leaving the Palestinians with a mere 22% of their land in the West Bank and Gaza Strip administered by Jordan and Egypt respectively.
During the creation of the state of Israel, over 13,000 Palestinians were killed and more than 750,000 were driven from their homes and housed in temporary refugee camps across the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. More than 500 Palestinians villages were destroyed and thousands of families split up. This is now known by Palestinians as the Nakba or “catastrophe”.
Unfortunately, the intended temporary housing of the refugees has b
ecome a permanent reality; over 60 years later Palestinians are denied their right to return and still live in the camps. There are now several million Palestinian refugees (including des

cendants); around 5 million refugees are registered with the UN relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and live in 58 recognised refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem (UNRWA 2011).
During the Six Day War in 1967, the Israel Defence Forces seized and subsequently occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, referred to now as the Occupied Palestinian Territories. These territories have remained under Israeli occupation ever since 1967, with a serious debilitating effect on the everyday life of the Palestinians.
Since the occupation began in 1967, Israel has undertaken extensive settlement building in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; there are currently 230 illegal settlements housing 500,000 Israeli settlers across the West Bank and Jerusalem. Israel has also built a network of settler-only highways across the West Bank and set up hundreds of checkpoints and barriers, severely restricting the movement of Palestinians.
Whilst the settlements themselves only use 3% of the land, the intricate series of bypass roads connecting the settlements to Israel which restrict Palestinians further from their own land, results in the settlements monopolizing around 40% of the West Bank.

A state of fragile peace governs the region, with political insecurity undermining the daily lives of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Trade is disrupted by checkpoints, the separation wall, and general restrictions on the movement of people and goods. As such there are high levels of poverty and food insecurity with over 46% of Palestinians in the West Bank living below the poverty line; in Gaza the figure is as high as 80%. There are high and persistent unemployment rates; again, Gaza comes off worse, with 45% of the population unemployed.
An estimated 50% of all Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live below the poverty line with around 53% living in refugee camps. Palestinians are essentially stateless; they are denied equal rights and are prohibited from undertaking over 70 professions.
Throughout the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan children grow up with dirty water, lack of education or run-down schools, faltering electricity and inadequate medical care. Youths mature to find themselves in an economy with sky-high unemployment rates while parents grow old and face mounting health problems, with limited medical supplies and capacity stunting life expectancy.
Ref: http://www.interpal.org/Portals/default/

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) – 30th March 2012.

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Negara haram Israel didirikan semenjak 1948 hakikatnya adalah hasil dari suatu ajaran zionis yang sesat dinilai dari segi apa jua perspektif agama mahupun dari segi kemanusiaan. Perancangan negara haram Israel sebenarnya berasaskan kedengkian di dalam hati penajanya dan sifat kebinatangan dan keserakahan manusia bertopengkan binatang dan sifat-sifat buruk.

Oleh itu prilaku pemimpin zionis dari mula bertapak di bumi suci Palestin hin
gga sekarang tidak sudah-sudah menyebabkan pertumpahan darah dan kemeranaan orang lain khususnya penduduk Palestin mahupun yang beragama Islam mahupun
yang beragama kristian. Pemimpin zionis dengan segala bala tentera yang didokong oleh kuasa-kuasa berkepentingan seperti Amerika dan negara-negara sekutu terus-terusan membunuh, mencederakan (lihat di SINI), menghalau, meroboh kediaman, menghalang rakyat Palestin untuk hidup sebagai manusia biasa. Semua aktiviti rakyat Palestin di halang ... kanak-kanak dinafikan ke sekolah, ibu mengandung dinafikan hak melahirkan anak dengan sempurna, orang sakit dinafikan ubat-ubatan, .... banyak lagi tindakan biadab rejim Zionis Israel terhadap penduduk asal Palestin. Bagi mencapai matlamat serakahnya, mereka telah berterus-terusan membawa pendatang haram berbangsa Yahudi dari luar negara semenjak 1940'an lagi dan mereka merampas tanah, membina penempatan-penempatan haram untuk pendatang dan membina keperluan perniagaan, kilang, tempat ibadah di atas tanah-tanah milik penduduk Palestin yang sah.

Sehingga 2012 ini, tidak selayaknya mereka teruskan dibiarkan bermaharaja lela. Pencinta keadilan dan aktivis kemanusia sedunia terus mencari jalan dan inisiatif agar dunia benar-benar membuka mata. Agar dunia tahu bahawa regim Israel itu zalim dan mereka perlu menghentikan keganasan mereka dan menamatkan misi jijik mereka hidup senang di atas keperitan dan kemusnahan bangsa lain !

The Global March to Jerusalem adalah suatu inisiatif global. Ia bertujuan menggerakkan aktivis kemanusiaan seluruh dunia tanpa mengira latar belakang untuk mengadakan gerakan perjalanan besar-besaran, iaitu berjalan dari tanah air masing
-masing menuju Jerusalem atau Baitul Maqdis secara serantak atau distinasi terdekat dengan Baitul Maqdis.

peringkat International Central Committee (ICC) yang dianggotai aktivis kemanusiaan terkenal antara lain Mr George Galloway, Mr Zaher Birawi dan ramai lagi dari London, Eropah dan seluruh dunia sudah sekian lama dilakukan dan masanya sudah tiba untuk aktivis kemanusia di setiap negara merancang dan menjayakan apa yang digelar sebagai perancangan global.

Program kesedaran dan mendapatkan sokongan dari semua di sekeliling kita harus mula dan terus dijalankan. Kumpulkan seramai mungkin penyertaan orang ramai dalam pelbagai aktiviti kesedaran, ceramah, kempen dan mungkin penyertaan dalam konvoi atau 'march'. Adakan pelbagai aktiviti kesedaran, melalui ceramah, kempen dan kutipan dana untuk perjuangan Palestin.

Aqsa Syarif menjadikan the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) ini salah satu program dan projek penting kerana ia adalah salah satu fokus kewujudan Aqsa Syarif iaitu Memperkasa Ummah, Membebaskan Al-Aqsa.

The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) – 30th March 2012.

The Idea, Goals , Structure and Mechanism of Actions

Concept and Objectives:

The historic day 30th March marks Palestine Land Day* in Palestinian national memory. This year our aim is to mark it as an international event to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians and to protect Jerusalem. This will be achieved by organizing a Global March to Jerusalem or to the nearest point to it. The march will demand freedom for Jerusalem and its peopl

e and to put an end to the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem.

By organising the March and its preceding and parallel activities we aim to highlight the cause of Jerusalem (the City of Peace) which is considered the key to peace and war in the region and the world. The march will confirm that the policies and practices of the racist Zionist state of Israel against Jerusalem and its people are a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.

The march will unite the efforts of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all citizens of conscience in the world to put an end to Israel’s disregard for international law through the continuing occupation of Jerusalem and the rest of Palestinian land.

We aim to make this march a turning point in the nature of the confrontation, with the occupation having to face millions of protesters and demonstrators demanding Freedom for Palestine and its capitol Jerusalem. We will make a renewed true effort towards ending the occupation through peaceful national movements inspired firstly by our convictions, secondly by the justice of our cause, and thirdly by the spirit of the Arab spring revolutions and the determination of young people who were able to overthrow dictatorships. Especially now th

at the nations have realized the magical effect of the people’s will to make the impossible possible. The advancing slogan, “the people demand,” has proved to be more effective than armies and weapons.

What is the structure and who is behind this project?

To achieve all the above the idea was turned into action by forming an International Central Committee (ICC) responsible for this march. The committee consists of 35 members representing the five continents. An International Executive Committee (IEC) for the GMJ will emerge from the International Central Committee, and will consist of 13 members. National committees in most countries of the world will be formed to follow up and to coordinate the actions and events at the national level. These national committees will include representatives of all backgrounds and organisations working for Palestine and Jerusalem from media, religious, social, professional and human rights figures.

There are at least 100 key international figures worldwide adopting the idea, supporting and signing a document of principles governing the Global March to Jerusalem. This document was adopted at the founding meeting in Amman on 12th December, 2011. Among the prominent, well known figures who sign the document of principle an Advisory Board will be formed. The names of the Advisory Board along with all organisations supporting the GMJ will be announced in all literature to emphasize the international support for the march.

How will the march towards Jerusalem take place?

  1. Massive marches will be organised from Asia, Africa and Europe to and in neighbouring countries to Palestine (Jordan, Eygpt, Syria and Lebanon) and towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point possible according to the circumstances of each country and through coordination between all groups and institutions of civil society taking part in the march, in coordination with the official and national bodies concerned. These marches will be composed mainly of the people of each country and thousands of international solidarity participants traveling to these countries specifically to join the marches.
  2. Massive marches organized in Palestine (the 1948 seizures, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point to it. Palestinian people from all factions and institutions will participate alongside international solidarity activists who are able to enter Palestine.
  3. Mass protests to be organised in front of Israeli embassies in the capitals of different countries.
  4. Mass demonstrations and protests to be organised in the main public squares in the big cities of the world, including the Arab and Muslim capitals and large cities, which can be initiated from the main mosques and churches in each city, where appropriate.
  5. Transcontinental Rallies to be organised, from Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the conditions and possibilities of each region.

* Palestine Land Day – a day celebrated by Palestinians on 30th March each year. The event marks the events of March, 1976, after the Israeli authorities confiscated thousands of dunums of private and public land in majority Palestinian areas, especially in the Galilee. Following these events the Arab masses inside Palestine declared a general strike, confronting the Israeli authorities for the first time since the occupation of Palestine in 1948. The Israeli response was militant and violent, as the Israeli troops, backed up by tanks, entered Palestinian villages and reoccupied them, causing a number of martyrs and many wounded and detainees among the civilians.



Following is a partial list of organizations that have endorsed the Global March to Jerusalem. It includes those that are based or have a significant presence in North America, and are either participating in the organizing of the North American contingent of the GMJ or have been invited to do so. If your organization wishes to endorse and/or participate in the organizing, please contact organize@gmj-na.org.For organizations outside North America, seewww.globalmarchtojerusalem.org.

  • Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition

  • Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians

  • American Indian Movement - West

  • Bay Area Women in Black

  • Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid - Southern California

  • Canadian Arab Federation

  • Free Palestine Committee, National Lawyers Guild

  • Free Palestine Movement

  • Friends of Sabeel - Hawaii

  • Hamilton Coalition to stop the War

  • Hilton Head for Peace

  • International Committee, National Lawyers Guild

  • International Solidarity Movement Bard College

  • International Solidarity Movement Northern California

  • Leadership Team of Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, MN

  • Middle East Crisis Response

  • Middle East Study Group

  • Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) York University

  • Muslim American Society Immigrant Justice Center

  • Our Neighbors in Palestine

  • Palestine House

  • Palestinian American Congress

  • Palestinian Association of Brantford

  • Palestinian Association of Hamilton

  • Resource Center for Nonviolence

  • San Jose Peace & Justice Center

  • September15

  • United Progressives

  • U.S. Dominican Palestine Coordinating Committee

  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Bebaskan Masjid al-Aqsa !

21 Ogos adalah merupakan Hari al-Quds Sedunia. Tarikh 21 Ogos dipilih kerana memperingati tragedi pembakaran Masjid al-Aqsa pada 42 tahun yang lalu oleh seorang Zionis warga Switzerland, Dennis Michael Rohan yang kononnya dikatakan gila. Tragedi hitam tersebut merupakan antara peristiwa yang paling menyedihkan dalam sejarah umat Islam terhadap Masjid al-Aqsa.

Dalam Islam, selepas Masjid al-Haram di Makkah dan Masjid an-Nabawi di Madinah, Masjid al-Aqsa di Baitul Maqdis merupakan masjid ketiga paling suci bagi umat Islam. Masjid al-Aqsa telah menempuh suatu sejarah yang cukup panjang, malah dikhabarkan Nabi Adam alaihissalam adalah pembina masjid ini (40 tah
un selepas baginda mendirikan Masjid al-Haram). Di masjid inilah berlaku peristiwa Israk dan Mikraj, iaitu perjalanan Nabi Muhammad sallallahualaihi wasallam dari Masjid al-Haram menuju ke Masjid al-Aqsa dan s
eterusnya dibawa ke langit untuk bertemu Allah dalam masa satu malam.

"Maha suci Allah yang telah mengisrakkan (membawa pada perjalanan malam) hamba-Nya dari Masjid al-Haram ke Masjid al-Aqsa yang telah Kami berkati sekelilingnya untuk Kami perlihatkan kepadanya tanda-tanda kekuasaan Kami..."

(Al-Israk : 1)

Jika kita sentiasa menyorot akan perkembangan semasa yang berlaku kepada dunia dan umat Islam, suatu isu yang wajib menjadi perhatian kita walau 10 minit sehari ialah isu yang menyentuh bumi Palestin yang di dalamnya terletak Masjid al-Aqsa. Selain kekejaman dan kekejian yang direncanakan oleh puak Zionis Israel dan sekutunya terhadap perjuanga
n Hamas dan umat Islam di Gaza, jangan sekali-kali kita abaikan isu yang melanda Masjid al-Aqsa yang kita cintai ini. Memang sejak lebih satu abad dahulu pada era moden ini, Masjid al-Aqsa telah menjadi sasaran golongan ekstremis serta Zionis Yahudi dan Kristian yang bercita-cita untuk merobohkan masjid tersebut.

Sejak 1967 pula, iaitu setelah rejim Zionis berjaya menawan Masjid al-Aqsa dalam peristiwa Perang Enam Hari, pelbagai perkara keji telah dilakukan oleh mereka demi untuk mencemarkan kesucian masjid tersebut. Semuanya telah berlaku kepada Masjid al-Aqsa; diceroboh, dibakar, dikotori dengan najis, dihalang daripada dikunjungi oleh umat Islam, malah digali dasarnya dengan tujuan untuk merosakkan struktur asas binaannya. Dalam kejadian terbaru yang berlaku lewat Julai lalu, sempena meraikan penawanan Masjid al-Aqsa pada 44 tahun yang lalu, polis Israel telah
membenarkan tidak kurang daripada 60 penceroboh memasuki pagar Maghriba dan menceroboh perkarangan Masjid al-Aqsa. Tindakan biadap ini tentunya mendapat perlindungan daripada polis Israel, sehinggakan mereka mengancam umat Islam yang berada di sekitar masjid tersebut agar tidak membangkitkan sebarang bantahan terhadap pencerobohan tersebut.

Bukan itu sahaja, malah pada masa yang sama pencerobohan turut berlaku di sebuah masjid di perkampungan al-Mughayer di Ramallah, Tebing Barat, yang mana terdapat cubaan untuk membakar masjid tetapi gagal. Selain itu, mereka turut menconteng dinding masjid dengan tulisan Hebrew. Kita percaya semua kejad
ian ini
dirancang oleh rejim Zionis bagi melakukan provokasi yang berterusan terhadap umat Islam di Palestin. Saya percaya banyak lagi peristiwa yang serupa berlaku yang tidak mendapat liputan media-media utama dunia, yag mana merupakan rentetan kepada perancangan jahat Zionis terhadap Masjid al-Aqsa dan bumi Palestin sejak sekian lama. Soalnya, mengapa pihak Zionis begitu bernafsu besar untuk menguasai Masjid al-Aqsa? Mengapa tidak masjid yang lain? Tentu ada keistimewaannya Masjid al-Aq
sa ini dalam hati mereka atau pada kepercayaan mereka, sehinggakan mereka sanggup berbuat apa sahaja bagi menguasai masjid tersebut.

Menurut Maszl
ee Malik dalam buku popularnya "Al-Aqsa Dalam Bahaya!!", Masjid al-Aqsa begitu penting kepada kaum Yahudi kerana menurut kitab "Old Testament" mereka, di situlah terdapatnya "Haykal" ataupun kuil yang telah dibina oleh Nabi Sulaiman pada zaman kegemilangan baginda. Kuil tersebut telah pun diruntuhkan sebanyak dua kali sebelum ini dan kini hanya menjadi kenangan yang termaktub dalam kitab suci mereka sahaja. Bagi kaum Yahudi dan Zionis, kegemilangan zaman tersebut hanyalah milik mutlak kaum Yahudi dan tidak boleh dijadikan kredit bagi bangsa
mahupun agama lain di atas muka bumi ini. Haykal tersebut yang menjadi tempat ibadah utama bagi kaum Yahudi dipercayai terletak di bukit Moravia, iaitu di mana terletaknya Kubah al-Sakhra sekarang ini. Sejak awal abad kedua masihi, iaitu setelah kaum Yahudi yang terakhir meninggalkan Baitul Maqdis, mereka telah mencipta rukun iman baru sebagai kepercayaan mereka, iaitu mereka tidak akan pulang ke Baitul Maqdis sehinggalah munculnya "Messiah" (penyelamat) yang akan mengumpulkan kaum Yahudi di sana menjelang hari kiamat.
Bagi golongan Kristian Protestan pula, setelah melakukan "penyemakan semula" kepada kitab suci mereka, mereka akhirnya mempercayai bahawa suasana kedatangan Jesus semula ke dunia di Baitul Maqdis haruslah sama sepertiman
a suasana semasa beliau kali pertama muncul di sana. Beliau tidak akan muncul melainkan selepas terbinanya Haykal seperti yang disebutkan dalam Old Testament. Oleh yang demikian, untuk menyambut kedatangan semula Jesus, Haykal perlu dibina semula dan orang-orang Yahudi hendaklah dikumpulkan semula di Baitul Maqdis.

Akhirnya melalui gerakan Zionis yang telah ditubuhkan secara rasmi di Basle, Switzerland pada 1897, golongan Kristian Protestan dan Protestan Yahudi (Haskalah) telah bersetuju untuk membawa pulang orang-orang Yahudi dari serata dunia ke bumi Palestin dan Baitul Maqdis dan membangunkan semula Haykal (walaupun mereka berbeza kepercayaan, namun misi mereka tetap sama). Namun, untuk membina semula Haykal pada waktu ini adalah mustahil kerana di situlah terdapatnya Masjid al-Aqsa dan Kubah as-Sakhra. Oleh hal
yang demikian, mereka telah merancang untuk merobohkan Haram al-Syarif yang mana di dalamnya terdapat Masjid al-Aqsa dan Kubah as-Sakhra dan menggantikannya dengan pembinaan Haykal yang mereka impikan. Sebab itulah sejak tahun 1967 lagi dan berterusan sehingga kini mereka telah melakukan banyak usaha untuk merosak dan mencemar kesucian masjid tersebut.

Itulah serba ringkas realiti yang telah dan sedang berlaku terhadap Masjid al-Aqsa. Justeru, apakah tindakan kita sebagai Muslim yang peduli dengan nasib umat dan agamanya, lebih-lebih lagi terhadap nasib salah satu rumah Allah yang paling utama? Patutkah kita berterusan membiarkan pelampau-pelampau Yahudi dan Zionis bertindak sewenang-wenangnya terhadap Masjid al-Aqsa demi menjayakan makar jahat mereka?

Seruan Hamas yang akan melancarkan Intifadah ketiga bagi mempertahankan Masjid al-Aqsa harus kita sahut dan turut serta menyumbang sekadar kemampuan kita. Banyak cara yang boleh dilakukan bagi mengisi agenda perjuangan untuk membebaskan Masjid al-Aqsa. Ingatlah, jangan sesekali kita tidak berbuat apa-apa dalam isu ini, kerana manalah tahu ia adalah salah satu perkara yang akan ditanya oleh Tuhan sewaktu kita berada di alam baqa nanti!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Declaration of Support for the Global March to Jerusalem

We, the Advisory Board of the Global March to Jerusalem, are alarmed and deeply troubled by the continuing repression of Palestinians in Jerusalem and by the deliberate and systematic attempts to expel and reduce the Christian and Muslim Palestinian population of the city as part of the policy called “Judaization,”which is being applied to every part of historic Palestine.

This policy is inconsistent with all relevant United Nations resolutions on Jerusalem and contrary to the most basic principles of international law. Its purpose is plainly to ethnically cleanse Jerusalem of its non-Jewish population and transform a once proud symbol of international tolerance and religious and cultural diversity into an exclusionary and racist enclave.
Jerusalem is our common universal heritage. It is the centre of spirituality and ideological significance for all of the monotheistic religions, and a beacon of emancipation and hope for the downtrodden. This historic city is venerated across the world for enhancing the spiritual heritage of all humanity; it has been a symbol of unity and equality, with a message of love, mercy and compassion.

However the entire world is now witnessing a threat to the sovereignty, sanctity and inviolability of Jerusalem. The plan is not only to destroy the Muslim and Christian presence, but also to change and dismantle the social structure of Jerusalem, obliterating its indigenous Arab identity and changing the character of the city.
The people of the world have therefore taken it upon themselves to prevent this abomination, by mobilizing themselves in every part of the world and representing all religious, humanitarian, and cultural backgrounds in a global march to Jerusalem (GMJ) aimed at guarding the City of Peace from becoming a wasteland of intolerance.

We therefore lend our names to support the convergence of people from all countries and continents of the world to Jerusalem, and to the nearest points to which they are able to approach, both inside Palestine and at the Palestinian borders with Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, as well as in their own countries, in a peaceful march towards Jerusalem.

We therefore support this effort, and encourage all of humanity to support it, by making the pledge set forth below, that all participants in the Global March to Jerusalem have agreed to accept.

• We assert the importance of Jerusalem politically, culturally and religiously to the Palestinian people and humanity as a whole. We call for the protection of the Holy Places and all archaeological sites and consider all the efforts done to change its Arabic & cultural identity as a crime against humanity. We call on all international institutions to do their duties towards the city.
• The defence of Jerusalem and its liberation are a duty of all free people around the world and we call on all institutions, organizations, and individuals to participate in this duty.
• We condemn the Zionist campaign of ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine including all ongoing policies intended to change the demographic and geographic situation in the city and aimed at its Judaisation. We also condemn the continuation of the Zionist occupation forces in building the apartheid wall that aims to expropriate more Palestinian lands and convert the occupied areas into shrinking cantons isolated from each other.
• We support the right of the Palestinian People for self determination and to liberate their lands and to live on them in freedom and dignity like all other people on earth.
• We support the non-negotiable & inalienable rights of the Palestinian People, including their families, to return to their homes and lands from which they were uprooted.
• We reject all racist laws that distinguish between people based on ethnicity or religion and call for their cancelation and criminalization.
• The Global March to Jerusalem does not represent any one faction or political party, but we call for participation of all social forces, political factions, and ideologies.
• The Global March to Jerusalem is a global peaceful movement which does not use violence to achieve its goals.

The International Advisory Board of the Global March to Jerusalem