Call for Ceasefire
Hawaii officials representing Molokai,
As a Molokai resident, and a member of Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans and Veterans for Peace Hawaii Chapter 113, I’d like to know the reason you haven’t supported any resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. This would prevent further loss of Israeli lives, and help halt what many human rights groups are calling genocide against the Palestinian people. You come to Molokai to campaign, you claim to represent our community with aloha, now is the time to prove it.
As someone who has sold Palestinian olive oil on Molokai since 2018 to help support farmers in the West Bank, and as someone who has witnessed the everyday violence of this apartheid regime and occupation in the West Bank, I call on you to be on the right side of history and stand with the Palestinian people, as Jews here on Molokai, throughout Hawaii, throughout the US, Israel and around the world, are doing.
With Hawaii’s strategic partnership with Israel, and with Israeli participation in RIMPAC, both of which will impact Molokai, you are showing the Palestinians, and the world, that Hawaii stands with the oppressor, that Hawaii supports violent occupation and apartheid, and at this moment, that Hawaii supports genocide. This needs to change. Please be the voice here and in Washington that my neighbors and I on Molokai elected you to be.
Jayson R. Mizula