Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights (the Coalition) comprises organizations and individuals who advocate for human rights, civil rights, equality, and dignity of the Palestinian people living in occupied Palestine, Israel, the United States, and elsewhere in the diaspora. The Coalition calls for full implementation of international law regarding and respect for the rights and dignity of Palestine and the Palestinian people.

Recognizing that Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel are under assault by the Israeli government, armed settlers, and others, the Coalition advocates for immediate changes in U.S. policy toward Palestine and Israel. These changes include a halt to all U.S. military aid and other aid to Israel that enables or promotes: violations of human rights; the continued oppression of the Palestinian people, their culture, and identity; and Israeli policies of apartheid, which are a crime under the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid, ratified by United Nations General Assembly.

Recognizing that U.S. advocates for Palestinian rights are under assault by anti-Palestinian organizations and other entities, we also dedicate ourselves to support the rights of all to challenge U.S. & Israeli policies.

The Coalition engages only in nonviolent strategies, including efforts in response to the international campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (www.bdsmovement.net) that calls for Israel to meet its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:

1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall;

2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and

3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.

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