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06 January 2009

Demand Real Change In U.S. Policy toward Israel & Palestine

Demand Real Change
In U.S. Policy toward Israel & Palestine






Dear Doug,

Since December 27, Israel's brutal attacks on the occupied Gaza Strip have killed mo

re than an estimated 640 people and injured more than 3,000. Today Israeli artillery shells landed on a UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp, killing at least 34 people and injuring at least 55.

The Israeli attacks of the last eleven days have been carried out with weaponry and diplomatic support from the United States. President-Elect Obama has failed to speak out against the atrocities being committed against the people of Gaza. Now is the time to let President-Elect Obama know that we demand accountability from Israel.

We suggest two ways to make President-Elect Obama hear your voice. First, go to Change.gov to let the Obama transition team know that you demand:

1) Pressure on Israel for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire

2) Unimpeded access of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and a lifting of Israel's siege

3) An investigation into Israel's misuse of U.S. weapons as a first step toward ending arms transfers to Israel

Once you log into change.gov, you can ask President-Elect Obama a question about U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine. For question ideas, check out our letter to Members of Congress by clicking here.

or

You can log into change.gov and vote on other people's questions, indicating your stance on issues like the bombing of Gaza, U.S. military aid, and Israeli apartheid policies.

Next, sign our open letter to President-Elect Obama and send it to all your friends. This open letter will be published in Capitol Hill newspapers during the inauguration and lays out our plan for real change from the failed Bush Administration policies of unquestioning military and diplomatic support for Israel even in the face of its human rights abuses and violations of international law. Click here to sign our open letter as an organization or an individual or click here to invite a friend to sign. You can also stay connected by joining our Facebook group to pressure Obama.

Peace & Power,

Katherine M. Fuchs
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
National Organizer

P.S. There are a lot more ways to get active in stopping Israel's assault on Gaza. Click here to get materials to educate your community about U.S. military aid to Israel, click here for a list of protests and vigils in solidarity with Gaza across the United States, or click here for more action ideas. Making a tax-deductible donation to the US Campaign is another great way to both support the movement for justice in Palestine/Israel and make sure that less of your money goes to the Israeli military through taxes. Click here to contribute to our movement to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality.

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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