Resolution on Solidarity with the United Palestinian Resistance & the Struggle for National Liberation

Jan 14, 2024

WHEREAS, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression is an organization that fights racism and national oppression both in the United States and abroad, such as the fight against apartheid South Africa;

WHEREAS, Israel and its Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have colonized and illegally occupied Palestinian and Arab land since zionist militias (with support from British imperialism) invaded historical Palestine and displaced 750,000 Palestinians, killing thousands, in 1947-1948 in a disaster known as Al Nakba;

WHEREAS, since 1948 Israel in war after war has seized more Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, as well as other Arab country’s land such as the Golan Heights in Syria,

WHEREAS, the Israeli government has settled tens of thousands of Jews in Palestinian lands in the West Bank,

WHEREAS, Israel had already forced a siege onto Gaza for the past 16 years, making it the world’s largest open-air prison, restricting 2.2 million people from access to the outside world;

WHEREAS, there are currently almost 10,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails and prisons including more than a thousand on “administrative detention” without charges or trial, including hundreds of children;

WHEREAS, the U.S. supports Israel with almost 4 billion of our tax dollars every year, and just passed another bill to send an additional 14 billion dollars to Israel; money that could be used to fund education, health care, and affordable housing in communities of color and other working-class communities here in the United States;

WHEREAS, the Unified Palestinian Resistance initiated a morally and legally justified self-defense campaign on October 7th, 2023, and ever since, the IOF has been on a racist, vengeful rampage, killing more than 25,000 Palestinians, in Gaza, including almost 10,000 children; injuring tens of thousands more; forcing the internal displacement of almost two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip;

WHEREAS, armed Jewish settlers and the IOF are attacking Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem as well, killing hundreds;

WHEREAS, Israel and the IOF is preparing to invade Lebanon;

WHEREAS, the U.S. government as a whole, Democrats and Republicans; leading zionist organizations; and all levels of law enforcement have been politically attacking Palestinian students, activists, organizers, and workers who are fighting in the U.S. to support the Palestine Liberation Movement;

WHEREAS, the Israeli government has, in a desperate attempt to repress any resistance to its occupation and colonization, recently designated six progressive and leftist Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organizations”;

WHEREAS, police departments in the U.S. exchange resources, tactics, and trainings with the IOF and Israeli police on a regular basis;

WHEREAS, the Black Liberation movement in the U.S. and the anti-colonial struggles have had a long history of global unity and solidarity with the Palestine Liberation Movement.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression

  1. Supports the Unified Palestinian Resistance and its self-defense campaign against over 100 years of Zionist settlement and occupation, 75 years of Israeli military occupation, and decades of Jewish settler violence;
  2. Demands that Israel immediately stop its campaign of bombing raids, ground invasion, war crimes, and genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza;
  3. Demands that Israel also end its rampage against Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, respectively;
  4. Demands that Israel also end its apartheid policies and political repression against Palestinians in the 1948 Palestinian territories, including listing Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorists”;
  5. Demands the end of Israeli Zionist occupation and colonization of all Arab and Palestinian lands;
  6. Demands a complete end to all U.S. financial, military, diplomatic, political, cultural, and social aid to Israel’s racist, apartheid regime;
  7. Demands that the U.S. immediately brings its aircraft carriers, warships, aircraft, and special operations forces back from the Mediterranean Sea and other bases in the Middle East;
  8. Expresses unity and solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and self-determination;
  9. Upholds the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to the homes and lands that were stolen from them in 1947-48 and 1967;
  10. Upholds the determination, which was included in a United Nations general assembly resolution for almost 20 years, that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”;
  11. Supports the worldwide Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which is modeled after components of the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa;
  12. Demands freedom for all Palestinian and Arab political prisoners in Israeli jails, especially those on hunger strikes and administrative detention; for example Walid Daqqa, imprisoned since 1986 and now diagnosed with a rare form of cancer;
  13. Pledges to (politically and physically, if necessary) defend the democratic rights of all Palestinians and supporters who are coming under government, zionist, and law enforcement attack in the U.S. and everywhere else;
  14. Supports the Palestine national liberation organizing and campaigns of NAARPR’s affiliate organization, the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN);