Petition: Join Thousands of Israelis Speaking Out Against Kahanism

Tens of thousands of Israelis have already stood up to say that Kahanists have no place in the Knesset.

Meir Kahane was a violent Jewish supremacist who advocated and inspired acts of terror. He and his disciples were banned from the Knesset in 1988 on the grounds that their ideology is "racist and undemocratic." Kahanist organisations are still defined as terror groups by the US State Department.

For decades, people who care about Israel's democracy from across the political spectrum have drawn a bright red line: Kahanists are a danger to Israeli democracy and have no place in its parliament.

As supporters of Israel's democracy, we are horrified that Kahanists are now returning to the political arena and are being courted and embraced by right-wing parties and their leadership.

In Israel and around the world, there is a movement standing up for democratic values and standing up against those who use violence, terror, and supremacist ideologies to divide and rule by fear. Elected leaders have a sacred responsibility to protect Israelis from violent extremists – not promote them.

We stand with the more than 12,000 Israelis who believe that Kahanists don't belong in the Knesset.

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Zazim – Community Action, an Israeli organisation modelled after GetUp, is mobilising Israelis to call on the Central Elections Committee to protect the Knesset from Kahanists.

We are asking NIF's supporters in Australia – alongside supporters in the United States, Canada, the UK and around the world – to stand in solidarity with the more than 12,000 Israelis who have already signed on.

GOAL: 10 signatures