Black Lives Matter and Palestinian Lives Matter
Partners for Progressive Israel mourns the tragic murder of George Floyd and associates itself fully with the widespread demands for long-overdue changes in current policing practices, which discriminate so clearly against people of color and result in too many deaths like those of Mr. Floyd.
We note with equal sorrow the tragic murder of Palestinian Iyad Halaq as he walked to his special needs school in Jerusalem on Saturday. This was just as clearly a result of Israel’s 53-year-old occupation, which puts every Palestinian under suspicion and results in so many tragic and unnecessary deaths.
Partners for Progressive Israel is committed to fighting for justice for Israelis and Palestinians, and also fully supports the need for racial justice in the US.