In solidarity with the B'Tselem Human Rights organization, targeted in a vicious campaign by the Prime Minister as by Netanyahu's satellites in the media and political system. we publish here verbatim the press release issued by B'Tselem Spokesperson Amit Gilutz.
B'Tselem's response to Prime Minister's attack: We will continue saying the truth in Israel and abroad; the occupation must end
Unlike the Prime Minister and his slander, we believe that the Israeli public is worthy of meaningful discussion of the occupation. And, contrary to the complete overlap the Prime Minister establishes between the occupation and Israel, we insist on saying loud and clear: the occupation is not Israel, and resisting it is not anti-Israel.
The opposite is true. At the U.N. Security Council on Friday, criticism of the occupation and settlements was voiced by all: both Israel's close allies such as the USA, France and Britain, as well as countries which Netanyahu boasts strengthening ties with, such as Russia and China.
But the Prime Minister has no answers for the Israeli public, so instead he tries to go after B'Tselem. This will not deter us, nor the hundreds of thousands in Israel who oppose the occupation. We will continue saying the truth in Israel and abroad: the occupation must end.
Link to B'Tselem Executive Director's address to the United Nations Security Council: http://www.btselem.org/settlements/20161014_security_council_address
For additional information: Amit Gilutz, +972-54-6841126, email@example.com Our mailing address is:
B'Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
P.O. Box 53132, Jerusalem 9153002