Welcome to Delaware Neighbors Against the Occupation (DelNATO). We are a diverse group of citizens working to end the Israeli military occupation of Palestine and promote a just and enduring resolution to the Palestine/Israel conflict.Please contact us for more information or to join our mailing list. We send out event notices, action alerts, and weekly news summaries. We post daily news on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/delnatodelaware. See also DAILY NEWS links in the right sidebar.
Want answers? Find responses to comments such as "the U.S. should support Israel because we share fundamental values", "the Israeli government wants to negotiate but has no partner for peace", and "the Palestinians refuse Israel's generous peace offers", on our FAQ page.
June 2017 - The Senate passed “A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem”, a reunification which is an illegal occupation under international law. Israel has spent the past 50 years moving its population into East Jerusalem, a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Under "reunification", Israel continues to dispossess and persecute more Palestinians. The resolution reaffirms the "longstanding policy" of the U.S. government that "a just resolution" can only be achieved through "direct, bilateral negotiations without preconditions for a sustainable two-state solution." It also states falsely that under Israel's rule, "persons of all religious faiths have access to holy sites within the city." Palestinian Christians and Muslim under occupation are routinely denied permits to visit their holy sites in Jerusalem. The resolution passed the Senate 90-0 on 6/5/2017 with both DE Senators voting yea. See S. Res. 176 and H. Res. 328.
For more legislative actions, see our Legislation Watch page.
January 2016: Thank you to all members and supporters who helped STOP the anti-boycott ordinance proposed in New Castle County on September 29, 2015! (Ordinance 15-093). The ordinance was withdrawn by its sponsor in January 2016 and thus did not face a vote at the County Council. See this announcement to supporters in November 2015 after the New Castle County Pension Board voted not to pass the ordinance before sending it on to County Council.
DID YOU KNOW? Israel's summer 2014 war on Gaza: do you think it was started by Hamas rockets? Read more from Israeli intelligence reports.