Tuesday, February 7, 2012
- Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members, organized on democratic principles to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination for the Palestinian people. We are dedicated to standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom.
- We seek to engage with our peers to develop a richer understanding about the Israeli occupation of Palestine on campus and to find ways that we as students in the United States can intervene on a local and international scale to end the injustice of colonization and discrimination. We believe that segregation, discrimination, and apartheid should not be the basis on which any society is organized. We believe in Palestinian rights because we believe in the rights of all people, including Israelis and Jews.
- We condemn the violence and racism that has underlain Israeli state policy since 1948 and reject all forms of hatred and bigotry. We act to promote values of equality and justice until Israel meets its obligations to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights and fully complies with the precepts of international law by: Ending its occupation and colonization of all occupied territories, dismantling the Wall, and putting an end to the illegal annexation and settlement of Palestinian lands; Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality, and ceasing all human rights violations against Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories; and Respecting the rights of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.