Statement of Refusal to Trump’s Resolution to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
Dear comrades and friends
The WFTU Regional Office in the Middle East and its member organizations in the region condemn the resolution, which was made by the USA President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli’s Capital. This resolution clearly manifests the harsh and unjust world that we are living in today. This resolution shows that the US government does not care at all for international law or UN resolutions regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict. This resolution shows the endless support of US government to the occupying Israeli forces that humiliates, imprisons and kills our people in Palestine.
Our people in Palestine have long been the subject of occupation and oppression by the Israeli forces and international community. This resolution of the US government is meaningless and has no power on the ground because of the struggle of our people in Palestine and the support of free people arounf the world.
We support our people in Palestine for their just cause and we call upon all our forces around the world to make stands in front of US embassies around the world and to deliver strong messages condemning the US resolution and calling for the end of Israeli occupation to Palestine, Syrian Golan and Lebanese Shiba’a Farms.
We call for open days of stand with Palestinian people by having publications that expose the Israeli government’s daily plans to expand settlements in occupied Palestine territories.
No to Trump’s Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli’s Capital
Long Lives the Palestinian Just Cause
Long Lives International Solidarity
Dr. Adnan Azzouz
Regional Director of WFTU
in the Middle East
Support Campaign for Yemeni Children
The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, an affiliated member of WFTU, condemns the ongoing assassinations and blockades imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen.
The war that has broken out as a result of the competition for the crucial geostrategic region with the full support of the US has begun since March 2017 and continues up to date with devastating consequences for the people and especially for Yemeni children.
According to UN figures, it has cost the lives of more than 8,750 people, while the number of the injured reaches the 50,600. Thousands of schools and health centers have been damaged or completely destroyed. Two million children suffer from acute malnutrition and more than 11 million children are in desperate need for humanitarian aid.
It is estimated that every 10 minutes a child dies from diseases that can be avoided, but there are fears that Yemen’s “greatest starvation” of the last decades may occur.
The continuing assassinations and the partial- but equally devastating air, land and maritime embargo imposed on the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its allies- make it even harder to send any humanitarian aid.
The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, calls on trade unions around the world to strengthen the anti-imperialist struggle and the struggle against imperialist attacks. Today is Yemen and tomorrow will be other countries of geopolitical and strategic importance.
FISE is urging the World Federation of Trade Unions to embrace the child support campaign in Yemen. It sets Monday, 22nd January 2018 as the day when workers’ unions and teacher unions will submit a resolution of condemnation in the Saudi Arabian embassy or corresponding services in their country.
- We demand the termination of the murderous attacks
- Removal of the blockades
- Peace in both Yemen and surrounding areas