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To: European MEP'S

No votes for Von Der Leyen

Dear MEP,
 We are writing to you regarding Fine Gael and Fianna Fail's decision to back Ursula Von der Leyen for a second term as EU Commissioner and regarding attempts to coerce Irish MEPs into voting for her against election promises.
 We call on those MEPs that canvassed the electorate on a promise to not vote for Von der Leyen, to keep that promise to us, the people who voted for you. And we wish to say to those that are choosing to vote with Ursula Von der Leyen, that you do not represent the people of Ireland who can plainly see her complicity in the genocide of the Palestinian people.

Why is this important?

In the days after October 7th, when Israel initiated collective punishment and indiscriminate bombing against the people of Gaza, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant stated... "I have ordered a complete siege on the Gaza Strip. There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed. We are fighting human animals and we act accordingly."
 Ursula Von der Leyen personally went to Gallant and Netanyahu's side in Israel. In the days following, she lit up the European Commission office in the Israeli flag and tweeted, ‘Israel has the right to defend itself – today and in the days to come. The European Union stands with Israel’.
 This not only demonstrated horrific judgement, it also demonstrated genocidal intent and a complete disregard for International and Human Rights Law. This was not a mistake by Von Der Leyen, prior to October 7th she had always demonstrated her unconditional support for Israel whilst ignoring the plight of the Palestinians. In the last 9 months of horrific war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, Ursula Von der Leyen has not taken one action against Israel or uttered one word of rebuke against Netanyahu. In fact, she has ignored the Irish and Spanish governments request to review the EU-Israel trade agreement, a slap in the face to the people of Ireland and Spain. And now government wants to reward her with votes?


2024-07-14 23:42:14 +0100

100 signatures reached

2024-07-10 17:38:01 +0100

50 signatures reached

2024-07-10 13:40:57 +0100

25 signatures reached

2024-07-10 12:56:54 +0100

10 signatures reached