THE GREEN PARTY OF NEW JERSEY ENDORSES THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT PUT FORWARD BY THE GPUS PEACE ACTION COMMITTEE IN OCTOBER OF 2023:
OCTOBER 30, 2023
Statement on Gaza War
The Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX) urges that the party participate in the wave of worldwide mass protests against the US-Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere.
Our main concern is US military and diplomatic participation in the war and in the criminal siege and bombardment that have already killed thousands in Gaza, wounded tens of thousands, and left a million homeless.
GPAX calls for ending the supply of weapons and financing to Israel; withdrawing US military assets from the region; and ending US war threats. The U.S. must also become constructively engaged in diplomatic efforts to resolve this persistent threat to world peace.
We support the widespread calls by UN officials and member countries, trade unionists, and others for a ceasefire, provision of humanitarian aid, the release of detained people, and long-term solutions based on justice and equality.
We urge the Green Party and state parties to work with others for all these goals. We believe that the recent meeting of President Joe Biden with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, combined with US unconditional support for the Israelis, will inflame the region even further.
Without taking the steps we propose, the death and destruction will continue.
Our goal is peace, but a peace accompanied by justice for all people of this region.