Israeli citizens to the EU: Pressure Israel to accept Hamas’ terms of truce

On Sunday – July 20th – a group of more than 200 Israeli citizens sent a letter to the European Council, Commission and the European Parliament calling on the EU to pressure Israel to accept Hamas’ terms of truce.

Also up to day 725 Israeli citizens signed Hebrew/Arabic language online petition supporting Hamas’ conditions as a basis for immediate and direct negotiations

Israeli Citizens Accept Terms of Truce as Proposed by Hamas:

We, the undersigned citizens of Israel, call on the European Council, Commission and Parliament to pressure Israel to accept the terms of truce presented by Hamas (as they were published in Israeli and international media outlets).

The terms echo previous recommendations made by the UN and the European Union and major human rights organisations, most notably in the Goldstone Report. The refusal of the Israeli government to address these terms results in sacrifice of civilian lives for the sake of ongoing occupation, and thwarting the long-awaited Palestinian national unity agreement.

Israel’s reluctance to seriously address all political and diplomatic proposals made by Palestinian leadership, regional and international mediators, is costly in lives. It also gives rise to worrying tendencies within the Israeli public, swayed by governmental rhetoric of “no partner”. This can no longer be acquiesced.

These are the conditions of Hamas (according to media reporting). We fully endorse these conditions as first steps toward a just solution in Israel/Palestine.

  •   Withdrawal of Israeli tanks from the Gaza border;
  •   Freeing all the prisoners that were arrested after the killing of the three youths;
  •   Lifting the siege and opening the border crossings to commerce and people;
  •   Establishing an international seaport and airport, which would be under U.N.supervision;
  •   Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometres;
  •   Internationalizing the Rafah Crossing and placing it under the supervision of the U.N. and some Arab nations;
  •   International forces on the borders;
  •   Easing conditions for permits to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque;
  •   Prohibition on Israeli interference in the reconciliation agreement;
  •   Re-establishing an industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip.

We are all appalled by the death and destruction in Gaza. Yet, this is not simply a tragedy; this is a policy. It can and it must be changed. It is in the power of political leaders and peaceful nations. We urge you to act immediately so that Israel ceases all violence against the people of Gaza, ends the siege and takes action towards a just peace.


Inna Michaeli, Sociologist

Eilat Maoz, Anthropologist

Adam Maor, Musician

Adi Dagan, Tel Aviv

Adi Maoz, Educator, Jaffa

Adi Ophir, Tel Aviv University

Aharon Eviatar Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Tel Aviv University

Alan Traister, Carmiel 11.

Aliza Dror social worker

Amir Yatziv, Artist 14.

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, Peace activist, Human rights defender,

Dr. Anat Matar, The Dept. of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University

Anat Erez, Software engineer

Anna Cohen-Yanay 19.

Anna Shlonsky, Teacher

Ariel Hanaor, Civil engineer (retired)

Ariella Azoulay, Brown University

Ariella Sturm. Tel-Aviv 24.

Assaf Tamari, Historian, Jaffa.

Aya Shoshan, Ben Gurion University

Ayala Shani, Software Developer

Beate Zilversmidt, Holon

Prof. Emeritus Colman Altman, Technion-Israel Inst. of Technology, Haifa

Dr. Dafna Hirsch, The Open University of Israel

Dani Gal

Dr. Danny Rosin, Surgeon

Daniel Regev, Student

Danielle Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

David L. Mandel 42.

David Shamgar, pensioner, Rehovot

Deb Reich, Author, “No More Enemies”

Debby Lerman, Business Analyst

Dorit Gurny, Psychotherapist and Social Worker. Member in Psychoactive

Dorit Naaman, Professor of Film and Media, Queen’s University

Dorothy Naor, Activist 49.

Efrat Appel, Farm and Garden Center

Einat Podjarny

Prof. Eli Glasner, Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Esther Levinger University of Haifa Israel

Ella Littwitz, Artist

Emil Pisker, 26, school teacher, Tel aviv.

Emmanuel Farjoun Hebrew University

Eppie Krietner, Jerusalem

Eran Torbiner, Documentary Film Director

Erella Grassiani gate48, Amsterdam

Esti Micenmacher, Activist in Tarabut-Hithabrut

Eyal Vexler, Culture and Art Producer

Dr. Felix Laub, Pensioner, Davidson Institute of Science Education, Weizmann Institute of Science

Gali Agnon, a mother

Prof. Galia Patt-Shamir, Chinese Philosophy, Tel Aviv University

Galit Saporta, gate48, Amsterdam

Gerardo Leibner, Tel Aviv, Tarabut – Hithabrut: Jewish-Arab Movement.

Gila Svirsky, Jerusalem

72. Gilad Brener, Activist 73.

Guy Davidi, Dcumentary Filmmaker (Five Broken Cameras)

Hadassah Haskale, writer, poet, peace activist

Hagar Kotef, Tel Aviv University Haggai Ram, Chair,Dep. of Middle East Studies, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Hagit Keysar Ben Gurion University

Prof. Haim Bresheeth, SOAS, University of London

Hamutal Erato, student 81.

Hana Amori, Hithabrut-Tarabut Movement, Jaffa

Dr. Hannah Safran, Woman to Woman – Haifa

Hanan Agnon, Gardener

Herzl Schubert, Teacher

Hila Amit, PhD Student, SOAS, University of London

Dr. Hilla Dayan, gate48

Hila Vardi, Educator, Tel Aviv

Idit Elia Nathan, PhD candidate at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London

Ilana Hairston, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Academic College

Iris Hefets, Psychotherapist, European Jews for Just Peace Germany

Itamar Hamiel, National Coordinator, Mahapach-Taghir

Itamar Shachar, PhD Student

Ivy Sichel, Coalition of Women for Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Janina Altman, Research Chemist,

Judith Yahav, Journalist, Tel Aviv

Keren Assaf, Group Facilitator

Keren Yedaya, Film Director

Kholod Idris, Coordinator of Education in the Arab Society, ACRI and Activist in Mahapach-Taghir

Kobi Snitz, Tel Aviv 101.

Laliv Melamed, New York University

Leah Even Chorev, Student

Liat Schahar 105.

Lior Elefant, M.A. Student

Matan Kaminer, PhD student in Anthropology, University of Michigan

Matan S. Cohen, Computer Network Administrator

Maya Lavie-Ajayi

Maya Reggev, Knowledge Manager

112. Maya Wind 113.

Merav Amir, Queen’s University Belfast

Michal Baror, Artist

Michal Fischer, Teacher / Hithabrut-Tarabut, Coalition of Women for Peace

Michal Kaiser-Livne, Psychoanalyst, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace, Germany

Michal Peleg, Author, Tel Aviv

Prof. Miriam Eliav-Feldon, Dept. of History, Tel Aviv University

Miriam Moore, Jaffa – Tel Aviv

Moshe Perlstein. Stage Director and Lecturer, Kibbutzim College

Naama Nagar, Student

Naomi Fink, Hebrew teacher

Natalia Berlin

Natasha Dudinski, filmmaker, Jerusalem

Neriya Mark, Whaat-elSalam, Neve Shalom

Neta Golan, Activist

Netta Kugel

Ni Harel, Artist.

Niva Grunzweig, Project Manager, Member of Zochrot NGO

Noa Levy, Adv., Deputy Chair of the Junior Faculty Union, Tel Aviv University

Noam Bahat, Carpenter 138.

Nomi Erteschik-Shir, linguist, Omer, Israel

Norma Musih, PhD student Indiana University

Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Heb. University. 2001 Laureate of EUP Sakharov Prize for Human Rights

Oded Regev, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Technion

Oded Schechter

Ofer Neiman, Co-editor, The Occupation Magazine, Jerusalem

Prof. Ofra goldstein-Gidoni, Tel Aviv University

Orian Zakai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew, Middlebury College, VT

Oriana Weich, Artist

Orna Levy, Screenplay writer, director and lecturer of cinema studies 149.

Orly Noy, Translator, Jerusalem

Orna Raviv, Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum

Osnat Bar-Or, Artist

Pepe Goldman, Organizational Consultant

Dr. Pil Kollectiv and Dr. Galia Kollectiv, Artists and lecturers, University of Reading, UK

Prof. (Emeritus) Ron Barkai, Tel Aviv University

Raanan Shemesh Forshner, New Profile, Jerusalem

Rachel Giora, Professor of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University

Racheli Bar-Or, Psychotherapist

Racheli Merhav, Landscape Architect

Reem Amer, Activist and Finance Coordinator

Regev Nathanson

Rela Mazali, Writer and Activist

Revital Madar, Writer and M.A. Student in Tel Aviv University

Dr. Roy Wagner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Ruth Preser, ICI-Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Ruti Kantor, Tel Aviv

Saar Szekely, Artist

Shachaf Polakow, Photographer

Shira Havkin, Sciences-Po/CERI

Shlomi Avniel, Teacher

Smuel Yerushalmi

Shoshi Shamir, Poet, Editor and Group Facilitator

Silan Dallal

Silvina Landsmann

Tal Dor, PhD student in Sociology, Paris

Talma Bar-Din, Woman to Woman, Women in Black

Tamar Aviyah, One Democratic State Activist

Tamar Yaron, Software & documentation quality tester

Tamar Basan, Pensioner, Social Workers, Ramat Gan

Dr. Tamar Berger, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Tamar Cohen, translator, Jerusalem

Tami Schneider, History High School Teacher

Tammar Hoffman

Timna Perets

Tirtza Even

Tom Pessah, PhD Candidate, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Tommy Dreyfus, School of Education, Tel Aviv University

Tzvi Adelman

V ardit Shalfy

Dr Yonat Nitzan-Green, Artist and researcher

Yael Arbell, Editor

Yael Even Or, Graduate Student, The New School

Yael Lerer

Yael Messer, Curator, High&Low Bureau

Yael Tsabari, Project Coordinator, Sadaka-Reut

Yafit Armon

Yair Oren

Yanay Israeli

Yasmeen Daher, PhD Candidate, Philosophy Department, Université de Montréal

Yehoshua Rosin, Rehovot

Yiftach Starick, Musician .

Yoav Beirach, PHD candidate, Tel Aviv University

Yoav Shemer-Kunz, PhD candidate in Political sciences, University of Stras

Yonah Adelman, Social Worker

Yonatan Dekel, Filmmaker

Yonathan (Jon) Anson, Dept. of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Yosefa Sartiel M.D. Physicians for Human Rights

Yossi Vaanunu, Theater Director

Yuval Halperin, Editor, Tel Aviv


Read the letter in French here