Other than the 500+ St Andrews students who have signed the petition so far, we also have the support of:
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign:
We are seeing a change in world opinion about Israel. No longer can Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people be lied about and brushed under the carpet as if they are not happening. Gaza has shown the world the true face of the Israeli occupation.
Great thanks are due to the you, the students of St. Andrew’s University for upholding the right to survive of the Palestinian people, for protesting massive theft of land and water resources from the rightful owners, and for condemning Israeli human rights violations. These violations are tied up with money interests. It is good to know that there are those, such as the students of St. Andrew’s, who refuse to be silent, lethargic and complacent about crimes against the Palestinian people.
My friends appreciate so much your actions.
Your well-worded petition and supporting occupation have my full support. I hope you are heeded by the University authorities.
South East Scotland Quaker
God bless you all
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Well done – The actions of Israel in Gaza have been so cruelly indiscriminate and so grotequely disproportional that they must also be illegal under international law. It is also counter-productive, raising hatred and disgust around the world . The politics of constant retaliation (on both sides) lead only to disaster
I would be glad to have news of how the Occupation progresses
Canon Dr Kenyon Wright CBE
I fully agree with the text of your petition and support your action.
I sincerely hope that many students in Scotland and all over the UK will follow your example, because silence is complicity!
Committee for the Defence of the Iraqi Turkmens’ Rights (Belgium)
Well Done on the occupation.
“if we do not compromise today, we can be assured of victory tomorrow.”
paul – perth
Solidarity from Kings College London!!! Dont give up untill all your demands are met. Use KCL as your precedent as the principle met all par 1 of our demands which were similar to yours if not much more stringent. if u want any1 from kcl 2 cme speak, holla at me!
again keep it up and dont give up!!
As an Israeli socialist, I fully support the students in occupation at St
I wish you success in the struggle for your just demands!
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Please pass on my respect and good wishes to the students of St Andrews Uni in their laudable stance for decency and support for the oppressed. Kudos to the youth who are actually doing something positive.
ps Getting married on 18th April – requesting donations to the DEC appeal in lieu of wedding gifts – hopefully go a little way to countering the BBC’s shameful stance
Dear St Andrews University students,
I applaud your action and offer you my wholehearted support.
I visited the West Bank recently with my daughter, who is a student at Stirling University. We saw for ourselves the daily cruelty of the illegal Israeli occupation. We have both been very active in our work for peace and justice for Palestinian people ever since.
The horror of Gaza was not an aberration, merely a temporary escalation of Israel’s routine persecution of Palestinian people.
I was myself a student at St Andrews in the early 80s, a time when student activism was still strong. I am delighted to see that you have ended decades of apparent student inaction by stepping up to the mark and taking direct, non-violent action to protest at what I regard as the most glaring injustice on the face of the earth.
Once again, I congratulate you and, as a St. Andrews graduate, I hope you won’t feel patronised by this old git if I tell you that your action makes me feel proud!
My very best wishes,
Congratulations on your action. Keep up the good work!
We support you in what you are doing – I would like to say ‘Yes, this is in my name!’
Judith Jardine, Highland Justice Not War group
Well done to all those who have taken a stand against the barbaric offensive unleashed by the Israeli government on the people of Gaza.
David R Steedman
The multiple actions of support of the struggle of the oppressed people of Palestine deserve attention, admiration and sprouts from all walks of life in Scotland. You are the model for all Europeans who are brainwashed by the overwhelming pro Zionist media.
Thank you for being the light torch for the world.
Full support to the students. Victory to the palestininans.
It’s great what you are doing, good luck!
margie haig, spsc edinburgh
We’ve all been really inspired by the initiative taken by so many students across the UK (and over here now too!)
Best of luck with all – hope to hear of your astounding success
Troops Out Now,
San Francisco State University, Students Against War
Dear Friends at Andrews University,
I just wanted you to know that I fully support your actions and hope you, like many other campuses,
will brake down the wall of inaction and force your university to boycott Israel.
We are trying to the same at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor USA.