All Eyes on Gaza: What do you want to tell John Key?

All eyes are on Gaza right now. In the news night after night we’ve seen men, women and children being killed. The natural reaction is to want to help - to do something.  

ActionStation is a movement which stands for peace, justice and people-powered action. So we are going to do something.

On Monday we will launch a campaign calling on our political leaders to back up their words with actions, and as a member-led movement, we want to know what more you want our leaders to do. 

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  • commented 2014-08-20 22:18:26 +1200
    Stop IDF soldiers holidaying in NZ.
  • commented 2014-08-19 12:23:42 +1200
    why is he not being more vocal against Israel, he is just another American puppet, guttless.he has lost my vote
  • commented 2014-08-06 10:38:57 +1200
    Send Israeli ambassadors home, divest, boycott, send money to support Gaza rebuild, help create a peaceful solution
  • commented 2014-08-05 09:21:42 +1200
    Close the Israeli Embassy. Make a public statement condeming the Israeli massacre of Palestinians. Condemn the US for providing the arms. Boycoutt all Israeli products and services. Get us out of five Eyes Intelligence.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-05 07:23:37 +1200
    All eyes are on Gaza right now. What more do you want our leaders to do? Have your say. #alleyesongaza
  • commented 2014-08-05 06:47:23 +1200
    Send the Israeli diplomat home

    Support the Palestine’s right to investigate the crimes being committed by Israel; the death of innocent babies children and civilians
  • commented 2014-08-04 19:45:14 +1200
    1. Kick out the Israeli ambassador.

    2. Support Palestine’s right to have Israel investigated by the ICC for war crimes.

    3. Impose a boycott on Israel until they end apartheid and stop the siege on Gaza

    4. Get us out of the five eyes network, because the US shares the intelligence it gets from us with Israel.

    5. Continue to speak out for Palestinians right to live free and dignified and keep pressuring Israel until it lifts the siege on Gaza – Israel cannot be allowed to keep 1.2 million people in an open air prison

    6. Sue the Israeli government for damage to anything our aid has paid for in Gaza that they have destroyed.
  • commented 2014-08-04 15:22:28 +1200
    I feel that our government should boycott the Israeli apartheid state. Please see
  • commented 2014-08-04 14:30:59 +1200
    It was possible to be appalled by Saddam Hussein without condemning all Arabs and even by Hitler without condemning all Germans. Similarly it is possible to be appalled by Benyamin Netanyahu and his government without condemning all Israelis (let alone Jews). This distinction has been deliberately obfuscated by those who stand to benefit from such obfuscation. New Zealand should encourage the United Nations to put Netanyahu before the International War Crimes Tribunal for his genocidal attack on Palestinian civilians.
  • commented 2014-08-04 12:17:44 +1200
    Justice knows no boundaries.
  • commented 2014-08-04 12:16:06 +1200
    Find someone like Nelson Mandela to send over to aim at reconciliation followed by shared government of the combined area of Palestine and Israel.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-04 12:07:46 +1200
    All eyes are on Gaza right now. What more do you want our leaders to do? Have your say. #alleyesongaza
  • commented 2014-08-04 12:00:05 +1200
    We believe that the israeli embassy in nz should be closed and the Nz government should condemn the appalling attack on Gaza by a country that can never ever call itself a democracy.Also ban visa waivers for Israeli citizens and stop dealing with an apartheid state.
  • commented 2014-08-04 11:19:05 +1200
    We need to do something before more civilians die. We need to support the UN.
  • commented 2014-08-04 10:39:50 +1200
    If it was any other country in the world but Israel heavy sanctions would have been applied years ago. The US needs to be called to account too because of the enormous military support it has given Israel.
  • commented 2014-08-04 09:38:54 +1200
    NZ has a proud history of standing on the side of right against the tide of majority opinion. Any moral, well informed human being should be outraged at the continuing atrocities visited upon the Palestinian people by Israel, supported and sanctioned by the US. Expel the Israeli ambassador, John Key. Grow a spine and do the right thing.
  • commented 2014-08-04 07:59:31 +1200
    I want NZ to stand in unison with the world to condemn the use of force and demand peace and genuine participation in negotiation in Gaza.
  • commented 2014-08-04 07:44:04 +1200
    The New Zealand government needs to tell the Israeli ambassador to NZ that the Zionist government of Israel is an apartheid regime, that’s it’s genocidal activities need to stop immediately and that it needs to fess up to the world that it has been behaving as a brutal colonizer since 1948. In short, Israel has behaved as a neighbour from hell. If the Israeli government continues shelling this week, the ambassador is to be told to pack his/her bags and leave on Friday morning, so that his/her departure can be filmed and shown on the tele. (Thanks for coming, but no thanks. Israel can return when it’s key Zionist perps are jailed and the Israeli government is comprised of grown-ups).

    The United States needs to supplying Israel with ‘aid’ funds, weapons and ammunition. The UK needs to stop parts for the Israeli military.

    The New Zealand government needs to insert war crimes evidence to World War Crimes Court, the United Nations and to the world’s major media outlets.

    The New Zealand needs to fund a world peace summit in the Domain, so that world’s peace-makers (as opposed to the Obama’s Netanyahu’s and David Cameron’s) can converge, discuss the drivers of wars; present evidence of the key perpetrators of militarism (and terrorism, including state-sponsored terrorism, lead by the United States); and show the movements, models, projects and theories for creating a peaceful, resilient and sustainable world.

    In short, apartheid, genocide and colonization is never OK.

    If Mr. Key doesn’t get that, shake him. (Where it’s: Always Okay to shake a vegged-out adult, John Key is unlike his host population; he is a psychopath, so it’s more appropriate to slap him [compassionately], metaphorically speaking).

  • commented 2014-08-04 06:28:13 +1200
  • commented 2014-08-03 23:01:31 +1200
    It’s time NZ stood up and called for sanctions against Israel, a UN peacekeeping force, and a comprehsive arms embargo against both sides.
  • commented 2014-08-03 16:11:48 +1200
    There is an unconscionable silence from the governments of the world regarding the atrocities taking place in Gaza (and don’t forget Syria). The violations of international humanitarian law by Israel against the Palestinians should be publicly condemned by the NZ government. The NZ government has the opportunity to set an example to the world governments by providing aid to the Palestinians, expelling the Israeli ambassador, imposing sanctions against Israel and calling for the world governments to indict Israel for war crimes. The NZ government needs to be uncompromising in its stance against the ongoing slaughter of Palestinians.
  • commented 2014-08-03 15:38:32 +1200
    All civilians killed and maimed as a consequence of military conflict should be immediately and publicly protested and condemned and at the highest diplomatic level available to John Key and the NZ Government.

    Persistent and disproportionate attack and destruction on Palestinian civilians by Israeli military is a criminal act. There is no justification for such brutal, cruel and inhumane acts against members of our global family.

    I support calls for John Key to summons the Israeli Ambassador, apply sanctions against Israel, call for Hamas and Israel to maintain a cease fire, and consider immediate and public indictment of Israel for war crimes.

    We cannot and must not standby and do nothing as innocent children and adults are treated so inhumanly, whether in Palestine or any other country.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-03 15:01:03 +1200
    All eyes are on Gaza right now. What more do you want our leaders to do? Have your say. #alleyesongaza
  • commented 2014-08-03 14:57:50 +1200
    New Zealand should definitely be pushing for a war crimes investigation into the Israeli government’s actions over the past four weeks. We should also commit to the Boycott, Divest and economic Sanctions against Israel (BDS) global movement until Israel lifts the economic blockade on Gaza, withdraws their illegal settlements in the West Bank and ceases occupying the Palestinian Territories. A UN Peacekeeper force should replace the Israeli military. In addition we should strongly lobby the UN to impose a comprehensive arms embargo on both Israel and Hamas. It is unethical and weak for countries, including New Zealand to remain silent on this humanitarian issue.
  • commented 2014-08-03 14:51:06 +1200
    I would like John Key and the NZ government to be a voice for justice and peace, reflecting the values of our nation. The collective punishment of millions of people and breaking of so many international laws (that we are signatory to) must not be allowed to continue.

    I would like some concrete action from the NZ Government – not just meaningless words.

    - Call for Hamas and Israel to begin an immediate ceasefire

    -Consider expelling the Israeli Ambassador to NZ

    -Support the BDS campaign

    -Review right of Israeli citizens to invest in NZ land (they are the third highest foreign buyers of NZ land according to LINZ ( Land Information New Zealand)

    - Call for Israel to end the siege of Gaza and both sides to commit to working towards a two-state solution.
  • commented 2014-08-03 12:32:02 +1200
    Close the Israeli embassy in New Zealand. Start sanctions against Israel. Give aid to Palestinians in Gaza.
  • commented 2014-08-03 12:23:37 +1200
    The NZ Govt should

    i) publicly and unequivocally condemn the brutality of the Israeli army;

    iii) summon the Israeli ambassador to express NZ’s opposition to what is occurring

    iv) consider expelling the ambassador

    v) support calls for sanctions against Israel

    vi) support calls for the indictment of Israel for war crimes

    vii) provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinians
  • commented 2014-08-03 12:16:55 +1200
  • commented 2014-08-03 12:06:34 +1200
    The only effective action against Israel’s massacres against the Palestinians is a call AND support of BDS: Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. It is the one action Israel fears most and ultimately will make it change its attitudes towards Palestinians.
  • commented 2014-08-03 10:41:48 +1200
    Complicity with Israel must end.

    The world community has inherited an obligation to restore justice to a betrayed Palestinian people and the recent deliberate targeting by Israeli forces of women and children sheltering under the UN flag is symptomatic of a deeply entrenched contempt for the Palestinian people.

    Mr Key and other members of the New Zealand Parliament should remember our fine tradition of leadership and example setting. The present policy of deference towards Israel and unfeelingly lame pronouncements regarding Israel’s right to defend itself while never, at any time, acknowledging that same right to captive Palestinians amounts to complicity with Israel. Complicity manifests itself in the mealy-mouthed insistence on what Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully calls ‘dialogue’. Complicity also comes in rewarding Israel, for example in NZ government support for Israel’s membership of the OECD.

    As a first step, News Zealand must publicly urge the Security Council to meet urgently to impose meaningful sanctions on the Zionist state and hold the Israeli leadership to account for its gross violations of international law. So long as our leaders postpone taking decisive action in defence of the Palestinian people the responsibility will remain with the rest of us to give our legislators no peace until they do. It is time for Israel’s leaders to be made painfully aware of the outrage and disgust that their uncivilised inhumanities engender. In the end they will be held to account.

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