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New Ben Gurion Airport Fly-In planned for April 2012
From Olivia Zmor
olivia.zemor@wanadoo.fr
Bienvenuepalestine (Welcome to Palestine)
October 24, 2011


The new international mission to Palestine on April 15 to 21 is running on all cylinders. The new website of the mission, http://www.BienvenuePalestine.com

WELCOME TO PALESTINE 2012

We, the undersigned, endorse the call from the Welcome to Palestine 2012 initiative for supporters of Palestinian human and national rights around the world to openly visit Palestine during Easter 2012. There is no way into Palestine other than through Israeli control points. Israel has turned Palestine into a giant prison, but prisoners have a right to receive visitors.

Welcome to Palestine 2012 will again challenge Israel`s policy of isolating the West Bank while the settler paramilitaries and army commit brutal crimes against a virtually defenceless Palestinian civilian population. We call on governments to support the right of Palestinians to receive visitors and the right of their own citizens to visit Palestine openly.

The participants in Welcome to Palestine 2012 ask to be allowed to pass through Tel Aviv airport without hindrance and to proceed to the West Bank to take part in a project there for children to benefit from the right to education.

Desmond TUTU
Ronnie KASRILS
Noam CHOMSKY
Tony BENN
John PILGER
Stphane HESSEL
Nawal Al SADAAWI
Nurit PELED ELHANAN
Sam BAHOUR
Jonathan COOK
Vauro SENESI
Abdel Fattah ABU SROUR
Jacques NENO
Xavier RENOU

Also, you should know that at this point the airline companies have reimbursed almost all of the tickets of those passengers whom they refused to embark under the order of Israel (the few remaining ones will be reimbursed in the coming days). This is a first victory, but complaints have been registered against this illegal discrimination based uniquely on our political opinions.

Many countries are already involved in the organization of this initiative.You can find their contacts on our website or on http://www.welcometopalestine.info

If you want to join and launch a committee in your country or town, do contact us!

For additional questions or proposals for information meetings in your city : contact@bienvenuepalestine.com or uk@bienvenuepalestine.com


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