8 Jan 2009

Jewish peace makers call for action.

had this, great work from the Jewish peace movement...click here for more details

Dear Derek,

Go here to write your Congressional representative!

Tell everyone you know to write a letter now.

Live outside of the US? Call the US embassy and demand an immediate ceasefire and end to the blockade.

I am outraged. I just read the text of a bill being voted on in the Senate today - a bill we cannot let pass.*

The bill, introduced by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), puts the all blame for the current violence between Israel and Gaza entirely on Hamas. It offers unconditional support to Israel, tacitly endorsing the raining down of bombs on the heads of Gazan civilians, a tactic which has led to the deaths of over 700 Palestinians in just a few weeks. In fact, it endorses continued bloodshed of both Israelis and Palestinians.

I am dumbstruck by how one-sided this bill is. The US should condemn Hamas. They are deliberately targeting civilians with Qassam rockets and 9 Israelis have died since Israel started bombing Gaza. But they should also hold Israel accountable. Accountable for denying Palestinians access to badly needed medicine, fuel and food through their year-long blockade of Gaza; accountable for endangering the lives of Israelis by repeatedly violating ceasefires and refusing to negotiate with Hamas, a group, which facts show, can maintain a ceasefire**; accountable for the destructive US-made weaponry they are using on dense population centers, which has now drawn rocket fire from southern Lebanon and threatens to enflame the rest of the Mideast; and accountable for Israel's illegal 40-year occupation.

But it does no such thing. Instead, it reads like a press release written by AIPAC, giving Israel carte blanche to do whatever it wants whenever it wants, without legal or moral restraint. It does not call for an immediate ceasefire, or an end to Gaza's blockade, which is also an act of war.

And after the Senate, its going to the House.

Write your representative now and tell her or him that you expect the United States to take a balanced approach. Tell them that it is in the best interests of Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians for Israel to accept a ceasefire, end the blockade, and achieve peace through an end to Israel's 40-year old occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Cecilie Surasky,
Jewish Voice for Peace

* Amnesty vs. AIPAC: Senate to Consider AIPAC Resolution Endorsing War in Gaza Huffington Post

**Reigniting Violence: How Do Ceasefires End? Huffington Post


Anonymous said...


Too bad that those NON Jews see reality better then you, that the Hamas is not only a threat to Israel, but to the free world.
As they don't have your complex psychological obsession to hate Israel.
I am sure your would disappointed if this was not the case, as you hate nothing to criticize.

Derek Wall said...

Your comment seems a bit barking but there are some great Jewish voices for peace who work hard and plenty of Muslim's who are critical of fundamentalism.

However when the blood runs, the extremist on both sides recruit,

Anonymous said...

There is no extremist here, but clear vision which is based on knowledge and information regarding the threat of Hamas + Iran to the western world and not a Naive attitude that reminds the Jews in Germany just 70 years ago, that in our liberal democratic progressed society, issues like a ideology that will almost destroy the world in the middle of Europe cannot happened, I bet you guys didn't learn the lesson, but it will slam your face, its just a mater of time.
You can say what ever you want, but all the senate in the US cannot be wrong

Anonymous said...

"all the senate in the US cannot be wrong"
That statement's good for a giggle. The whole US senate is frequently wrong.... all too frequently.

Red Green Nick said...


Evidence that Hamas were funded by the Israeli Govt. as a counterweight to the PLO

Anonymous said...

Red Green Nick said...

So..... whats you point here.
The British government had close relationship with Hitler so.........

Give me a break

Anonymous said...

What anon 7:34 said

Anonymous said...

Well I guess the decision of the senate to enter and defend your English buts in WWII was wrong too.
Wonder where would be your English Empire today if the US senate would not approve it then and take a "peacefull decision" based on the fact that Hitler would declare peace with the UK.

Anonymous said...

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