Action Alert from CJPIP -- this is an urgent alert!
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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:
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 Israels military occupation responded by
introducing legislation condemning the ICJ ruling and backing Israels
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 resolutionSenate Resolution 408was 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! Heres 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:
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:
Links to detailed contact information for your Members of Congress can be
found at our Congressional Report Card at:
ABOUT WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY: The US Campaign to End the Israeli
Occupation and its member organizations initiate an action
alertWashington Wednesdaythe 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 youd like to get involved, please email us at
Donate today to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: