Friday, February 18, 2011

Call JNF and tell them: Stop planting forests on confiscated Bedouin land!

JNF-KKL bulldozer demolishing a Bedouin home in Al-Arakib - Feb. 9, 2011 (Credit: Negev Coexistence Forum)

1. First, watch the video below.

2. Then, scroll down to find the Jewish National Fund office near you as well as the national headquarters, and call to give them the message.

Stop planting forests on confiscated Bedouin land!

Sample call script: My name is ______ and I care deeply about Israel. I’m calling today to tell you how disturbed I am 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. Please pass on my message to Russell Robinson and Ronald Lauder:

Stop planting JNF forests on confiscated Bedouin land. 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 Jews and Arabs 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.

3. Last, email us at and let us know how your call went.

Your feedback will be most valuable in planning the next steps in our campaign to persuade the JNF to do the right thing. Please copy and paste the following into your email and provide us with your responses:

First Name:
Last Name:
Zip/Postal Code:
Date of Call:
Which offices did you call?
Tell us about how your call went. What was the response?

JNF Phone numbers:

National Office 212-879-9300
(For international callers to the US, please add 001 before the number)
Jerusalem Office: 972-2-563-5638
Regional Offices:

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

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