What Can Be Done Now to Achieve a Ceasefire

The Schiller Institute statement goes on to propose immediate concrete actions that all citizens are encouraged to take to put an end to this situation.

The first proposal is to hold demonstrations worldwide, either in front of government buildings and parliaments of the countries which have frozen funding for UNRWA, or in in front of the embassies or consulates of those same countries, “demanding that they immediately restore that funding”, as well as vastly increase the humanitarian aid to Gaza, “bring about an immediate and permanent ceasefire, and convene an international conference to develop concrete steps towards establishing a two-state solution for the region based on mutually-beneficial economic development”.

Secondly, local and regional governments, and all bodies should pass resolutions urging a ceasefire in Gaza, as well as all or part of the above demands. the . One example of such action, is the resolution adopted on Jan. 31 by the City Council of Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, supporting an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza and urging President Biden to act to bring that about.

Thirdly, citizens should make it clear to all elected officials that they will “will be thrown out of office” if they do not publicly support international law, including the decisions of the International Court of Justice, and demand action to end the genocide now.

The statement ends: “All governments around the world, all public officials, are now on notice: Not only is it the case that they ‘should have known’ what was happening in Gaza on their watch; they now know. And history – and a likely coming Nuremberg Tribunal – will judge them accordingly.” The full statement is available here.

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