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As Gaza Conflict Simmers, Thank Reps. who Signed Pro-Peace Letter (express disappointment to those who didn't sign)

The letter calls on the President to redouble his efforts to achieve peace, and in particular, to seek a solution to the crisis in southern Israel and Gaza...

 

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Please write your Representative.

If your Rep. signed on, thank him or her. If your Rep. didn't sign on, express your disappointment.

Click here to visit APN's online Action Center to find out if your Rep. signed on and to edit and send your own letter.

Support the work of Shalom Achshav and Americans for Peace Now.

 

52 Members of Congress signed onto a letter to President George W. Bush drafted by Congressmen David Price (D-NC), and Ray LaHood (R-IL). The letter calls on the President to redouble his efforts to achieve peace, and in particular, to seek a solution to the crisis in southern Israel and Gaza, a crisis that has resulted in more than 1000 rockets fired at Israel so far this year.

Key points in the letter include:

  • Recognition that "serious progress will only be possible if a solution is found to stabilize the Gaza situation and preserve the achievements made in negotiations" and that "the current status quo, with its constant threat of a new eruption of terror and violence, seriously harms the security of both the Israeli and Palestinian people and undermines the chances for achieving progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace."

  • Pointing out that "for the peace process to be viable, solutions must be found to stabilize the Gaza situation, preserve the achievements made in peace talks, and maintain forward momentum. Without such solutions, popular support for the peace process among both Israelis and Palestinians will suffer, and moderate Palestinian leadership in the West Bank, led by President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, will be threatened."

  • Appreciation for the fact that solutions to the crisis in southern Israel and Gaza must include: unequivocal international condemnation of Palestinian rocket attacks, including from Arab states; ending the Gaza blockade in a secure and timely manner and, simultaneously, working to address the security challenges associated with the Gaza-Egypt border; and seriously exploring the potential for a ceasefire, mediated most likely by third parties or even by President Abbas.

You can read the full text of the letter at: http://www.peacenow.org/roundup.asp?rid=&cid=4893 

Now is the time to thank those Representatives who signed on for doing the right thing and to express disappointment with those Representatives who failed to sign the letter.

Please write your Representative.

Take Action NOW!

Click here to visit APN's online Action Center to find out if your Rep. signed on and to edit and send your own letter.