The current chairwoman of the Israeli Fund for UNICEF (IFU) is Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. During the latest Israeli attacks on Gaza, Shalom Nir-Mozes made several shockingly racist comments about Palestinians and Palestinian children:
- How is it possible to make peace with people whose children are fed hatred towards Israel from the moment they are born? How is it possible to make peace with people who have it as part of their DNA to hate us? I am willing to make real peace at any price. The problem is that there is no partner. I wish I was wrong.”
- “Bibi [Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister], is right, I liked when he said “They shoot at our children and hide behind their children,” the miserable losers. Bad enough they ruin our kids’ childhoods, I don’t understand how parents of children in Gaza allow those murderers to destroy their children.”
- She additionally spoke out against a ceasefire saying “I really hope Bibi will not surrender to the pressures of our enemies and their lobby and will continue the operation until the murder of the last terrorist in Gaza. It is time that life in the [Israeli] south will start to be normal.”
The most recent Israeli attacks against civilians in Gaza killed an estimated 34 children and injured 274 more.
Please send an email to UNICEF now asking them to remove Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes as the chairwoman of the Israeli Fund for UNICEF (IFU) and censure IFU for selecting someone so poorly suited to represent their work for children around the world.MECA will deliver a copy of this letter and the signatories to UNICEF’s headquarters in New York City on December 14, 2012.