find on this page our 2000
Campaign signed by 31 Nobel Laureates and
6 Israeli and Palestinian organisations.
Ramallah, Nazareth, Jerusalem Call
(2000 Nobel Call)
Rocks against bullets, firebombs against tanks,
and then bullets against rockets :
What more ? More bombs, and more bombings ? Three hundred persons
murdered (30 of them Israelis) since September 29th, 2000, Year of the
Millenium... More than 10,000 wounded (97% of them Palestinians), in
the same time, in 2000, Year of the Jubilee...
Have we forgotten Albert Einstein's warning : "Peace cannot be kept by
force, it can only be achieved by understanding" ?
Lynchings, pogroms, chain killings : how can this
be the Holy Land ?
Injustice, fanaticism, blind hate, and separatism - Jews and Arabs in a
ready for the massacres, in the name of what they are : "Jews" and
There must be an end to the blood-smeared logics of talion, and armed
We call for a final stop to all territorial provocations and to a
clockwork repression that precipitates us to the pit.
the face of the appalling waste of lives and opportunities to reach a
real peace, do we have to reaffirm yet that it can only be built upon
foundations of dignity, equity, and justice?
Both peoples have a
right to live in peace and safety in their own respective States,
according to the rules of international law. And complete equality of
rights must be ensured to all the inhabitants of Israel-Palestine,
without any discrimination !
There is no other human alternative : we have to move forward in mutual
respect, reciprocity, and understanding !
Supported by :
for Human Rights-Israel
Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Rabbis for Human rights
Democracy and Workers' Rights in Palestine
and by 31 Nobel Laureates :
: the Dalai Lama, 1989 (Tibet), Mairead Maguire, 1976 (Ireland), Joseph
Rotblat, 1995 (Poland), Betty Williams, 1976 (Ireland)
: Elias Corey, 1990 (USA), Sir John Cornforth, 1975 (G-B), Paul
Crutzen, 1995 (the Netherlands), Herbert Hauptman, 1985 (USA), Roald
Hoffmann, 1981 (USA), Robert Huber, 1988 (Germany), Jerome Karle, 1985
(USA), Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 (G-B), Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987 (France),
Max Perutz, 1962 (Austria), Jens Skou, 1997 (Denmark)
: Werner Arber, 1978 (Switzerland), Günter Blobel, 1999 (Germany),
Stanley Cohen, 1986 (USA), Jean Dausset, 1980 (France), Christian de
Duve, 1974 (Belgium), Edmond Fischer,
1992 (USA), François Jacob, 1965
(France), Ed Lewis, 1995 (USA), Cesar Milstein, 1984 (Argentina),
Richard Roberts, 1993 (G-B), Torstein Wiesel, 1981 (USA), Maurice
Wilkins, 1962 (G-B)
Physics : Klaus von Klitzing, 1985 (Germany),
Simon van der Meer, 1984 (the Netherlands), Heinrich Rohrer, 1986
Literature : Wole Soyinka, 1986 (Nigeria)
Call was published in Le Monde (online edition : November 24th, 2000)
and Le Monde Diplomatique in décembre
2000, refered to in Haaretz