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Gaza's Ark Mission Statement

For an end to the blockade of Gaza and for freedom of movement for Palestinians

In order to build a peaceful future, Palestinians must have full freedom of movement, to travel and trade freely, to and from the port of Gaza and throughout Palestine. A lasting peace can only be achieved by fully, permanently and unconditionally lifting the blockade imposed on Gaza and by restoring Palestinian rights under international law.
We call on the UN Secretary-General and our own governments to:
• do everything in their power to press Israel to lift all restrictions on the freedom of movement and trade imposed on Palestinians, including allowing the internationally owned Gaza's Ark to sail safely from Gaza without obstacles;
• demand that Israeli authorities respect the full territorial waters of Palestine, including the right of Palestinians to fish at least 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza and safely access all their lands, to conduct other peaceful activities throughout their entire economic zone, and to freely access international waters as other coastal nations do;
• call for the immediate return of all boats seized by Israel, both Palestinian fishing boats from Gaza, and all the vessels from international solidarity sailings to challenge the blockade, and for payment of full financial compensation to owners for the extended loss of use of their boats and equipment.

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In order to build a peaceful future, Palestinians must have full freedom of movement, to travel and trade freely, to and from the port of Gaza and throughout Palestine. A lasting peace can only be achieved by fully, permanently and unconditionally lifting the blockade imposed on Gaza and by restoring Palestinian rights under international law.
We call on the UN Secretary-General and our own governments to:
♦  do everything in their power to press Israel to lift all restrictions on the freedom of movement and trade imposed on Palestinians, including allowing the internationally owned Gaza's Ark to sail safely from Gaza without obstacles;
♦  demand that Israeli authorities respect the full territorial waters of Palestine, including the right of Palestinians to fish at least 20 nautical miles from the coast of Gaza and safely access all their lands, to conduct other peaceful activities throughout their entire economic zone, and to freely access international waters as other coastal nations do;
♦  call for the immediate return of all boats seized by Israel, both Palestinian fishing boats from Gaza, and all the vessels  from international solidarity sailings to challenge the blockade, and for payment of full financial compensation to owners for the extended loss of use of their boats and equipment.

Short list of the early signatories to the petition:


For full list of early signatories by country: click here    —   For current list: Click here

First name Last name Country Position/Title

Antony

Loewenstein

Australia

Independent journalist

Lee

Rhiannon

Australia

Greens Senator for New South Wales in Federal Parliament

Warren Allmand Canada Member of Parliament and Cabinet member (1972-1979)

Françoise

David

Canada

Députée à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec depuis 2012 et Leader de Québec Solidaire

Tereixa

Paz Franco

España

Diputada del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)

Ana

Pontón Mondelo

España

Diputada del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)

Mireille

Fanon Mendès-France

France

Expert, UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Afro Descendants

Pierre

Stambul

France

Co-President, Union juive française pour la paix

Annette

Groth

Germany

Member of the Bundestag (Left Party); Mavi Marmara survivor

Hans

von Sponeck

Germany

UN Assistant Secretary-General (1998-2000)

Vangelis

Diamantopoulos

Greece

MP (Syriza)

Thodoris

Dritsas

Greece

Member of the Greek Parliament Standing Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs

Dennis

Halliday

Ireland

UN Assistant Secretary-General (1994-98)

Mairead

Maguire

Ireland

Nobel Peace Laureate (1976)

Michel

Warschawski

Israel

Alternative Information Centre

Jeff

Halper

Israel, Palestine

Director, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)

Marco

Furfaro

Italy

TILT network, human right activist

Vauro Senesi Italy Artist, cartoonist, writer

Hajo

Meyer

Netherlands

Physicist and Jewish political activist; Holocaust survivor

Rabia

Yurt

Netherlands-Turkey

Jurist

Åsmund Aukrust

Norway

MP, Arbeiderpartiet (Norwegian Labor Party)

Mette

Nord

Norway

President of Fagforbundet (Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees)

Najla

Shami

Palestina-Galiza-Argentina

Cantora – compositora

Mustafa

Barghouti

Palestine

Physician, General Secretary of Palestine National Initiative

Henning

Mankell

Sweden

Author, Theater director (Maputo) Awarded Golden Dagger, Gumshoe award, honorary doctorate, St. Andrews University, Patron of the European Union Prize for Literature

Pierre

Schori

Sweden

Diplomat and Politician, former Swedish Ambassador to the UN, former minister in the Swedish Cabinet

Bülent

Yıldırım

Turkey

President IHH

İsmail

Yılmaz

Turkey

President Mavi Marmara association

Clare

Short

UK

Member of Parliament (1997-2010)

Jenny

Tonge

UK

Baroness; Member of Parliament (1997-2005)

Noam

Chomsky

USA

Linguist, political analyst & author

Alice

Walker

USA

Author, Pulitzer Prize winner (1983)

 

 

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14,718K ArnoneBrooklyn, NY11204United StatesAug 30, 2014
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14,710Saeed KetabiStockholm , Solna17068SwedenAug 25, 2014
14,709Grainne VaughanIrelandAug 25, 2014
14,708Lucille Anderson Kittery, ME03904USAAug 24, 2014
14,707Ed WainioSan Diego, California92109United StatesAug 24, 2014
14,706Victor TrinidadAlexandria, VA22311USAAug 24, 2014
14,705Belinda SullyBristolBS34LWUnited KingdomAug 24, 2014
14,704Tanweer KhanKolkata700001IndiaAug 24, 2014
14,703Patsy LoweSimi Valley, California93065United StatesAug 24, 2014


 

 

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List of early signatories by country

First name Last name Country Position/Title
Sylvia  Hale Australia Former Greens MP, NSW Parliament
Antony  Loewenstein Australia independent journalist
John Pilger Australia London-based Australian Journalist, Writer, Documentary Filmmaker
Lee Rhiannon Australia Greens Senator for New South Wales in Federal Parliament
Warren Allmand Canada Member of Parliament and Cabinet member (1972-1979)
Dr. Edwin E. Daniel Canada Professr, former Chair of Pharmacology, University of Alberta
Françoise David Canada Députée à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec depuis 2012 et Leader de Québec Solidaire
Sheila  Delany Canada Emerita, Simon Fraser University

Donald 

Grayston Canada

Theologian, soulfriend, pilgrim

Amir Khadir Canada Député à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec depuis 2008
Manon Massé Canada Élue députée de l'Assemblée nationale du Québec (2014-) 
David Mivasair Canada Rabbi Emeritus, Ahavat Olam Synagogue
Suzanne Weiss Canada Holocaust survivor
Carmen Adán Villamarín España Diputada del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)
Santiago  Alba Rico España Escritor
Quico  Cadaval España Dramaturgo gallego, director y autor teatral
Diego Cañamero España Portavoz nacional Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores
Margarita Cid España Concejal de IU en Novelda
Antonio  Doñate Martín  España Ex magistrado y presidente de la Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona. Recibió Premi Justicia en 2007 de la Generalitá de Cataluña. 
Olaia  Fernández Davila España Deputada (Grupo Mixto) – Portavoz del BNG en el Congreso de los Diputados
Fran  Ferri España Diputado autonómico del País Valencia
Manuel  García Fonseca España Presidente fundación Ideas, ex parlamentario, viceconsejero de bienestar social gobierno de Asturias
Jesús  Iglesias España Senador
José Luis  Iglesias Fernández España Presidente Asturia Laica
X. Francisco  Jorquera Caselas España Portavoz Grupo BNG en el Parlamento Galego
Gaspar  Llamazares Trigo España Portavoz Izquierda Abierta
Esther López Barceló España Diputada de Esquerra Unida en las Cortes Valencianas
Pedro Marset Campos España Ex- Eurodiputado de IU Murcia
Ana  Miranda España Eurodiputada, vicepresidenta da Alianza Libre Europea
Mireya Mollà España Diputada autonómica del País Valencia
Josep Maria Pañella España Diputado autonómico del País Valencia
Miguel Ángel Pavón García España Portavoz del grupo municipal de Esquerra Unida en el Ayuntamiento de Alicante
Tereixa  Paz Franco España Diputada del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)
Rosana Pérez Fernández España Diputada (Grupo Mixto) en el Congreso de los Diputados.
Ana  Pontón Mondelo España Diputada del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)
Montserrat  Prado Cores España Diputada del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)
Daniel  Rodas Chapela España Diputado del Grupo BNG (Parlamento Galego)
Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo España Alcalde Marinaleda, diputado Parlamento Andalucia
Xesús  Seixo España Secretario general de la Confederación Intersindical Galega
Vicent Selva España Concejal de IU en Crevillente
Daniel Simón Plà España Concejal de Esquerra Unida en el Ayuntamiento de Alicante
Ricardo Sixto España Diputado en Cortes Generales de España
Eliane  Benarrosh France Consultante, Association Droit Solidarité
Alima  Boumediene-Thiery France ex MEP, responsible of Migrant Association
Mireille Fanon Mendès-France France Expert, UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Afro Descendants. 
Pierre Stambul France Co-President, Union juive française pour la paix
Annette Groth Germany Member of the Bundestag (Left Party); Mavi Marmara survivor
Hans von Sponeck Germany UN Assistant Secretary-General (1998-2000)
Maro  Agriti Greece Actress
Giannis  Albanis Greece Syriza Central Committee member
Costas  Arvanitis Greece Journalist, “105.5 Sto Kokkino” Radio Director
Costas  Barkas Greece MP (Syriza)
Dimitris  Belantis Greece Lawyer
Eftichis  Bitsakis Greece University Professor
Aegli  Chantzouli Greece Social Anthropologist
Despina  Charalambidou Greece MP (Syriza)
Stamatis  Chatziefstathiou Greece Composer
Vasilis  Chatzilambrou Greece MP (Syriza)
Aris  Chatzistefanou Greece Journalist
Nikos  Chountis Greece MEP (Syriza)
Dimitris  Christopoulos Greece Panteion University Professor, “International Federation of Human Rights” vice President
Vasilis  Christopoulos Greece Author
Giorgos  Delastik Greece Journalist
Dimitris  Desyllas Greece Western Greece Regional Councilor, “PRIN” newspaper Editor
Vangelis Diamantopoulos Greece MP (Syriza)
Agathi  Dimitrouka Greece Writer
Giannis  Doukas Greece “GSEE” Board of Directors' member (General Confederation of Greek Workers)
Thodoris Dritsas Greece Member of the Greek Parliament Standing Committee for Defence and Foreign Affairs
Lia  Fragou Greece Organizational Secretary of Piraeus Labour Center
Panagiotis  Frantzis Greece Journalist
Giorgos  Gavrilis Greece “INE-GSEE” vice President (Labor Institute – General Confederation of Greek Workers)
Tasos  Giakoumis Greece “Achaia Hospital Doctors' Association” Secretary
Nikos  Gionakis Greece Scientific Director of “Vavel Day Center”, Psycologist
Manolis  Glezos Greece MP (Syriza)
Angelos Hagios Greece Attica Regional Councilor (Antarsya)
Grigoris  Kalomoiris Greece “ADEDY” Executive Committee member (Civil Cervants' Confederation), ex “OLME” President (Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers)
Christos  Karagiannidis Greece MP (Syriza)
Mata  Kastrisiou Greece Actress
Vasiliki  Katrivanou Greece MP (Syriza)
Dimitris  Katsaris Greece Lawyer
Dimitris  Kodelas Greece MP (Syriza)
Maria  Kokkinou Greece Painter
Ioanna  Kontouli Greece Athens Municipal elections Candidate – “PNOIKA” ballot (Eco-Greens)
Marilena  Koppa Greece MEP (independent)
Themis  Kotsyfakis Greece “OLME” President (Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers)
Avgoustinos  Koumoulos Greece Actor
Tasos  Kourakis Greece MP (Syriza)
Ioanna  Kourtovik Greece Lawyer
Mimika  Kritsanidou Greece “Syriza Rights Department” member of Coordination Board
Panagiotis  Lafazanis Greece MP (Syriza), Syriza Parliamentary Representative
Vasilis  Lekkas Greece Singer
Marios Lolos Greece Photojournalist, President Greek Photojournalist Union 
Lavrentis  Macheritsas Greece Composer
Spyros  Marketos Greece “AUTH” Historian (Thessaloniki University)
Costas  Markou Greece “KEDDE” Steering Commitee member (Movement for Liberty and Democratic Rights of our time)
Katerina  Matsa Greece ex “18 Ano” President, Psychiatrist
Giorgos  Merantzas Greece Singer
Constantina  Nathanailidou Greece Syriza Central Committee member
Maria  Papadaki Greece Librettist, Author
Aris  Papadokostopoulos Greece Galatsi Municipal Councilor
Maria Comi  Papagiannaki Greece Actress
Miltos  Paschalidis Greece Singer, Songwriter, Author
Vassilis  Pavlopoulos Greece University Professor
Thanasis  Petrakos Greece MP (Syriza)
Spyros  Petritis Greece Theater Researcher
Manolis  Polentas Greece Journalist, Poet
Anastassia  Politi Greece Director, actress
Takis  Politis Greece University Professor
Eleni  Portaliou Greece “NTUA” Professor (National Technical University of Athens)
Giannis  Protonotarios Greece “NTUA” Professor (National Technical University of Athens)
Stella  Protonotariou Greece 132nd Primary School Director
Maria  Psara Greece Journalist
Giorgos Roussis Greece University Professor
Sofia  Sakorafa Greece MP (Syriza)
Stefanos  Samoilis Greece MP (Syriza)
Michail Savvas Greece Author, “EEK” General Secretary
Giorgos Savvidis Greece Journalist, “POESY” President (Greek Federation of Journalists' Union)
Michalis  Siachos Greece Journalist
Despina  Spanou Greece ex “ADEDY” vice President (Civil Cervants' Confederation)
Dimitris  Stratoulis Greece MP (Syriza)
Polyanthis  Syggelakis Greece “GENOP-DEI/KIE” Member of Board (General Federation of Public Electricity Company Personnel / Electricity Division)
Petros  Tatsopoulos Greece Author, MP (independent)
Artemis  Theodoridi Greece Architect, Stage designer
Dimitris  Trimis Greece ex “ESIEA” President (Athens Press Journalists' Union)
Spyros  Tsokas Greece University Professor, ex Kesariani Mayor
Athanasia  Tsoukala Greece University Professor
Maria-Afroditi  Tziantzi Greece Journalist
Thanos  Vasilopoulos Greece “GSEE” Executive Board member (General Confederation of Greek Workers), “OIYE” Secretary General (Greek Federation of Public Sector Employees)
Makis  Zervas Greece University professor
Eleni  Zografaki Greece “OLME” vice President (Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers)
Martina Anderson Ireland Sinn Fein Member of the European Parliament
Sean Crowe Ireland TD, representing Sinn Fein TD's (Members of Irish Parliament)
Angela Dobbins Ireland SDLP, Councillor in the Derry City Council
Colum Eastwood Ireland MLA SDLP, Member of the Legislative AssemblyNorth of Ireland
Dennis Halliday Ireland UN Assistant Secretary-General (1994-98)
Mairead Maguire Ireland Nobel Peace Laureate (1976)
Conor Murphy Ireland MP, representing SF Members of Parliament (Britain)
Paul Murphy Ireland MEP for Dublin (Socialist Party)
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Ireland Politician, author and historian; MEP from the Sinn Fein party
Pat Sheehan Ireland Representing Sinn Fein MLA's (members of the legislative Assembly – North of Ireland)
Michel  Warschawski Israel Alternative Information Centre
Jeff Halper Israel, Palestine Director, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Marco  Furfaro Italy TILT network, human right activist

Domenico 

Gallo Italy

Democratic Lawyer, writer and former senator

Luisa Morgantini Italy former Vice President European Parliament
Moni  Ovadia Italy Theater perfomer and human right activist
Marco Rovelli Italy Writer and musician
Vauro Senesi Italy Artist, cartoonist, writer
Hajo Meyer Netherlands Physicist and Jewish political activist; Holocaust survivor
Rabia Yurt Netherlands-Turkey Jurist
Åsmund Aukrust Norway MP, Arbeiderpartiet (Norwegian Labor Party)

Aslak 

Borgersrud Norway Editor

Terje 

Einarsen Norway

Professor in International Law, University of Bergen

Pål Moddi Knutsen Norway Musician
Gunvor Mejdell Norway Professor in Middle-Eastern studies & Arabic, Univeristy of Oslo

Jon 

Michelet Norway Author
Mette Nord Norway President of Fagforbundet (Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees)

Gatas

Parlament

Norway

Group of rap artists

Øyvind Sagedal Norway Vicar (priest), former leader of the Norwegian-Palestine Comittee
Najla Shami Palestina-Galiza-Argentina Cantora – compositora
Mustafa Barghouti Palestine Physician, General Secretary of Palestine National Initiative 
Christian Azar Sweden Professor of Energy and Environment, Chalmers Technical University
Torbjörn  Björlund Sweden MP, left party (Vänsterpartiet)
Mikael Gustafsson Sweden MEP Swedish Left Party (Vänsterpartiet)
Jacob Johnson Sweden MP Left Party (Vänsterpartiet)
Mehmet  Kaplan Sweden MP, group leader in the parliament for the green party (Miljöpartiet)
Hillevi  Larsson Sweden MP, social democrat (Socialdemokraterna)
Henning Mankell Sweden Author, Theater director (Maputo) Awarded Golden Dagger, Gumshoe award, honorary doctorate, St. Andrews University, Patron of the European Union Prize for Literature
Marie Nordén Sweden MP (Social Democrat)
Lars Ohly Sweden MP Left Party (Vänsterpartiet)
Eva Olofsson Sweden MP Left Party (Vänsterpartiet)
Pierre Schori Sweden Diplomat and Politician, former Swedish Ambassador to the UN, former minister in the Swedish Cabinet
Jonas  Sjöstedt Sweden MP, leader of the Swedish left party (vänsterpartiet)
Hakan  Albayrak Turkey Writer, journalist
Ahmet Doğan Turkey Professr; Father of Furkan Doğan killed on the Mavi Marmara)
Gülden  Sönmez Turkey Lawyer, human rights defender
Ümit  Sönmez Turkey President Medya Sanat Derneği (media art association)
Bülent  Yıldırım Turkey President IHH
İsmail  Yılmaz Turkey President Mavi Marmara association
Andy de la Tour UK Actor, screenwriter
Clare Short UK Member of Parliament (1997-2010)
Jenny Tonge UK Baroness; Member of Parliament (1997-2005)
Bill  Ayers USA Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar
Joel Beinin USA Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Professor of Middle East History, Department of History, Stanford University
Medea Benjamin USA Cofounder, CODEPINK
Phyllis Bennis USA Journalist, activist, and political commentator
Noam Chomsky USA Linguist, political analyst & author
Jeff Cohen USA Author/media critic
Juan Cole USA Professor of Middle East History, University of Michigan
Lisa  Duggan USA Professor Dept of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University; President Elect American Studies Association
Laila  El-Haddad USA Journalist; Steering Committee, BBC Palestine Media Project.
Hedy Epstein USA Child on board Kindertransport, Holocaust survivor
Bill  Fletcher, Jr. USA Writer/activist
Kathy Kelly USA Pacifist and author, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Kathleen Kern USA Author and Human Rights activist

Rabbi Michael

Lerner USA

Editor, Tikkun and Chair, The Network of Spiritual Progressives

Staughton Lynd USA Historian and peace activist
Kevin Martin USA Executive Director, Peace Action USA
Ray McGovern USA Former U.S. Army officer and longtime senior CIA analyst (ret.)
Joe  Meadors USA Former U.S. Navy signalman, who survived Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty
Donna Nevel USA Community Psychologist and Educator
David  Rovics USA Singer,  Songwriter
Coleen Rowley USA Retired FBI agent and former Minneapolis Division legal counsel
Josh Ruebner USA Policy Director, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and author, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Maya  Schenwar USA Editor-in-Chief, Truthout
T.M.  Scruggs USA Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Iowa; Executive Producer, TheRealNews.com

Cenk 

Uygur USA

co-founder, The Young Turks

Alice Walker USA Author, Pulitzer Prize winner (1983)
Mark Weisbrot USA Co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Ann  Wright USA Former US army colonel and retired State Department official

 

 

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