Current Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

The Justice Party of America vehemently opposes the recent bombing and ground invasion of Gaza by the Israeli military. We support an immediate withdrawal of Israel's ground forces from Gaza and a ceasefire by both Hamas and Israel, and we call on both governments to seek diplomatic solutions to the ongoing conflict whose primary victims have been — and will undoubtedly continue to be — unarmed citizens, mostly Palestinians. Additionally, we call on the Israeli government, along with the international community, to put in place measures that will guarantee the immediate and permanent dignity, equality and basic human rights of all Palestinians; whose right to uninhibited movement, worship, and commerce has been systematically diminished, resulting in a predictable retaliation by Hamas which, in turn, has precipitated Israel's brutal military responses.

To be clear, we condemn Hamas' targeting of Israeli citizens and the apparent establishment of missile launchers in civilian facilities and neighborhoods. Although inexcusable, those are desperate acts of resistance by desperate people of Gaza. Those inexcusable acts, however, do not and cannot justify the military response — which is both inhumane and disproportionate — waged by the Israeli government.

Furthermore, the Justice Party is appalled by western media's failure to accurately report the circumstances of the Palestinian people, and by our government's complacency in permitting incomplete coverage. The failure to report the true circumstances has left the American citizenry largely uninformed about this international crisis; which has fanned the flames of racism and stifled the potential for progress. In the strongest terms possible, we urge the media to provide the American public (and the world) with the facts underlying the plight of the Palestinian people and the gross inequities they suffer.

We call on the United States government to immediately withdraw military aid to Israel, whose expansion into the Occupied Territories and other actions against the Palestinian people constitute a gross violation of their human rights.

The Justice Party believes that a solution to this complex crisis must be premised on mutual respect, and must begin with a non-expansionist Israeli policy — including the immediate withdrawal of Israel from the Occupied Territories. We urge the American people to support only those politicians and parties who endorse that approach and vote accordingly. The Justice Party is committed to bringing dignity, respect, and recognition to all people, regardless of our differences, as we seek to bring about social, economic, and environmental justice.