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  • Dean Blobaum
    ////////ACTION ALERT//////// The Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine urges you to participate in the following action which is being circulated
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2004
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      ////////ACTION ALERT////////

      The Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine urges you to
      participate in the following action which is being circulated by the US
      Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Please call Senator Richard Durbin
      at (202) 224-2152 and ask him to VOTE AGAINST Senate Resolution 408. [For
      the text of the bill see here:
      http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c108:S.RES.408: ] (You can also call
      Senator Peter Fitzgerald at (202) 224-2854, but be aware that he signed on
      as a co-sponsor of the bill.) Please call as soon as possible.

      Here is the US Campaign Alert:

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      Urge Senate Not to Endorse Israel's Illegal Wall

      ACTION REQUESTED: Urge your Senators not to endorse the illegal wall Israel
      is building in the Palestinian West Bank.

      BACKGOUND: On July 9, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that
      the wall Israel is building in the Palestinian West Bank is “contrary to
      international law” and that Israel must cease its construction, dismantle
      it, and pay reparations to those damaged by it.

      Members of Congress who support Israel’s military occupation responded by
      introducing legislation condemning the ICJ ruling and backing Israel’s
      illegal wall. The House quickly passed a resolution to this effect in July
      but a sizeable number of Members of Congress voted against it or abstained,
      partly as a result of your efforts.

      A similar resolution—Senate Resolution 408—was introduced in the Senate on
      July 20 but has not been voted on. There are reports that the Senate WILL
      vote on the resolution soon., before adjournment next Friday, October 8.

      Your efforts to educate your Senators about the importance of following a
      policy of human rights and international law toward Israel and Palestine
      can make a huge difference! Here’s how to get involved:

      1) Get your organization to endorse a letter to each Senator urging
      him/her to vote no or abstain on Senate Resolution 408. Endorsements are
      due by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6. To endorse the letter, please visit:
      http://www.endtheoccupation.org/petition.php?pid=5

      2) Contact your Senators personally and urge them to vote no or
      abstain on Senate Resolution 408. Constituent phone calls, faxes, and
      emails are important in educating your Senators. Talking points for and
      the text of the resolution are at:
      http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=375

      Links to detailed contact information for your Members of Congress can be
      found at our Congressional Report Card at:
      http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?list=type&type=59

      ABOUT ‘WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY’: The US Campaign to End the Israeli
      Occupation and its member organizations initiate an action
      alert—‘Washington Wednesday’—the first Wednesday of each month. Through
      its network of more than 120 Congressional District Coordinators in 140
      Congressional districts and 35 states, we are organizing a nation-wide
      effort to educate Members of Congress about the need to base US foreign
      policy toward Israel and Palestine on human rights and international
      law. If you’d like to get involved, please email us at
      congress@...

      Donate today to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:
      http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=84

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