Call-in Day: Tell the Jewish National Fund: "Stop Planting Forests on Confiscated Bedouin Land"
1. Scroll down to find the Jewish National Fund office near you as well as the national one, and call them to give them the message, "Stop planting forests on confiscated Bedouin land."
Sample call script: My name is ______ and I care deeply about human rights. I’m calling today to tell you how disturbed I was to see JNF bulldozers demolishing Bedouin homes and helping to wipe out the entire village of Al-Arakib in the Negev for a JNF forest. Even if the village is not demolished again, stealing its surrounding land will also be destructive to the community. Please pass on my message to Russell Robinson and Ronald Lauder:
Stop planting JNF forests on confiscated Bedouin land. Don’t send JNF bulldozers onto the land of the Abu-Freih family near Givot Bar, or any other Bedouin land in the Negev. No more demolished homes! No more brutal expulsion of Bedouin families, or wiped out villages, for JNF forests! Tell the JNF leadership: stop sowing conflict between different communities in the Negev! It’s time to change course and announce that JNF will no longer plant trees on the land of demolished Bedouin villages, or participate in their destruction.
Response to Objections:
If the JNF person starts changing the subject and talking about some other JNF project, tell them that whatever good the JNF may do elsewhere is far outweighed by its demolition of Bedouin homes and villages and its willingness to plant forests in places where Bedouin women, children and men are brutally expelled, shot at and beaten and their land confiscated.
And if you haven't signed the petition to end JNF's complicity in displacing the Negev Bedouin yet, you can do so here.
JNF National Office (international callers add 001 to beginning of US Phone numbers): (212) 879-9300
Jerusalem Office (from US) 011-972-2-563-5638
UK Office 020 8732 6100
West Coast, Central, and Northern Florida: (727) 536-5263 or (813) 960-5263
Tampa: (407) 804-5568
South Florida (561) 447-9733
Miami/Dade (800) 211-1502 or (561) 447-9733
Greater New York (212) 879-9300
Greater Los Angeles (323) 964-1400
Baltimore/ Delaware: (410) 486-3317
Washington, DC (301) 589-8565
Chicagoland (847) 656-8880
Michigan (248) 324-3080
Midwest States (Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota) (888) 563-0099
Northern Ohio (216) 464-3888
Southern Ohio (513) 794-1300 or (888) 563-0099
Western Pennsylvania (412) 521-3200
Wisconsin (414) 963-8733
New England (617) 423-0999
Eastern Pennsylvania (215) 832-0690
New Jersey (973) 593-0095
Arizona (602) 277-4800
Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming & Utah (303) 573-7095
Northern California and Pacific Northwest (415) 677-9600 or (888) JNF-0099
Orange County, CA (949)-260-0400
San Diego (858) 824-9178
Palm Springs (760)864-6208
Las Vegas (702) 434-6505
South (404) 236-8990