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Israeli citizens calling upon international community to stop Israel

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Israeli citizens calling upon international community to stop Israel
Among the signatories some very well-known artists, musicians and writers such as Dror Burstein, Ala Hlehel, Yitzhak Laor, Yehudith Levin, Avi Mograbi, Michal Naaman, Salman Natour, Judd Ne`eman, Aharon Shabtay, and Arik Shapira (Israel Prize Laureate) - and university professors such as Yossef Grodginski, Uri Hadar, Hannan Hever, Orly Lubin, Adi Ophir, Yehuda Shenhav and Eyal Weitzman. The petition was presented by the initiators to the embassies in Israel.

5 January 2009


Your Excellency,

Please find enclosed a petition signed by about 500 Israeli citizens, calling for urgent international intervention in order to stop Israel from continuing the war it has waged against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

It is the signatories` belief that Israel`s atrocities will not cease without a massive intervention by the international community. In particular, they ask world leaders to implement the call by Palestinian human rights organizations which urges:

• “The UN Security Council to call an emergency session and adopt concrete measures, including the imposition of sanctions, in order to ensure Israel`s fulfillment of its obligations under international humanitarian law.
• The High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfill their obligation under common Article 1 to ensure respect for the provisions of the Conventions, taking appropriate measures to compel Israel to abide by its obligations under international humanitarian law, in particular placing pivotal importance on the respect and protection of civilians from the effects of the hostilities.
• The High Contracting Parties to fulfill their legal obligation under Article 146 of the Fourth Geneva Convention to prosecute those responsible for grave breaches of the Convention.
• EU institutions and member states to make effective use of the European Union Guidelines on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law (2005/C 327/04) to ensure Israel complies with international humanitarian law under paragraph 16 (b), (c) and (d) of these guidelines, including the adoption of immediate restrictive measures and sanctions, as well as cessation of all upgrade dialogue with Israel. “

The petition itself and a list of all Israeli signatories are attached to this letter.

Sincerely,

Professor Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University,
rachel.giora@gmail.com, +972 3 6418369

Dr. Kobi Snitz, Haifa
ksnitz@gmail.com, +972 54 2191547

Yael Lerer, Andalus Publishing, Tel Aviv,
ylerer@gmail.com, +972 54 4901125

Dr. Anat Matar, Tel Aviv University,
anatmatar@gmail.com, +972 72 2511135


In support of the Palestinian human rights community call for international action

A call from within – signed by Israeli citizens

As if the occupation was not enough, the brutal ongoing repression of the Palestinian population, the construction of settlements and the siege of Gaza- now comes the bombardment of the civilian population: men, women, old folks and children. Hundreds of dead, hundreds of injured, overwhelmed hospitals, and the central medicine depot of Gaza bombed. The ship Dignity of the Free Gaza movement which brought emergency medical supplies and a number of physicians was also attacked. Israel has returned to openly committing war crimes, worse than what we have seen in a long time.

Israeli media do not expose their viewers to the horrors and to the voices of severe criticism of these crimes. The story told is uniform. Israeli dissidents are denounced as traitors. Public opinion including that of the Zionist left supports the Israeli policy uncritically and without reservation.

Israel`s destructive criminal policy will not cease without a massive intervention by the international community. However, except for some rather weak official condemnation, the international community is reluctant to intervene,. The United States openly supports the Israeli violence and Europe, although voicing some condemnation, is unwilling to seriously consider withdrawing the “gift” it handed Israel by upgrading its relations with the European Union.

In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural cooperation continue and intensify with diplomatic support.

This international backing must stop. That is the only way to stop the insatiable Israeli violence.

We are calling on the world to stop Israeli violence and not allow the continuation of the brutal occupation. We call on the world to Condemn and not become an accomplice in Israel`s crimes.

In light of the above, we call on the world to implement the call by Palestinian human rights organizations which urges:

• “The UN Security Council to call an emergency session and adopt concrete measures, including the imposition of sanctions, in order to ensure Israel`s fulfillment of its obligations under international humanitarian law.
• The High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligation under common Article 1 to ensure respect for the provisions of the Conventions, taking appropriate measures to compel Israel to abide by its obligations under international humanitarian law, in particular placing pivotal importance on the respect and protection of civilians from the effects of the hostilities.
• The High Contracting Parties to fulfil their legal obligation under Article 146 of the Fourth Geneva Convention to prosecute those responsible for grave breaches of the Convention.
• EU institutions and member states to make effective use of the European Union Guidelines on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law (2005/C 327/04) to ensure Israel complies with international humanitarian law under paragraph 16 (b), (c) and (d) of these guidelines, including the adoption of immediate restrictive measures and sanctions, as well as cessation of all upgrade dialogue with Israel. “




Signed by 479 Israeli citizens (first list):


Avital Aboody
Sami Abu Shehadeh
Moshe Adler
Haim Adri
Gali Agnon
Bilha Aharoni
Hagit Aharoni
Saida Ahmed
Danny Aisner
Orna Akad
Aviv Aldema
Ra`anan Alexandrowicz
Joseph Algazy
Omer Allon
Dan Almagor
Orly Almi
Tali Almi
Tamar Almog
Udi Aloni
Yuli Aloni-Primor
Colman Altman
Janina Altman
Ahmad Amara
Eitan Amiel
Nitza Aminov
Gish Amit
Yossi Amitay
Naama Arbel
Tal Arbel
Rana Asali
Maisoon Assadi
Keren Assaf
Zohar Atai
Najla Atamnah
Rutie Atsmon
Michal Aviad
Hanna Aviram
Jasmin Avissar
Amira Bahat
Noam Bahat
Abeer Baker
Saleh Bakri
Rim Banna
Oshra Bar
Yoav Barak
Daphna Baram
Michal Bareket
Hila Bargiel
Yoram Bar-Haim
Ronnie Barkan
Osnat Bar-Or
Racheli Bar-or
Yossi Bartal
Raji Bathish
Dalit Baum
Shlomit Bauman
Esther Ben Chur
Hagit Ben Yaacov
Tal Ben Zvi
Avner Ben-Amos
Ronnen Ben-Arie
Ur Ben-Ari-Tishler
Ofra Ben-Artzi
Yotam Ben-David
Smadar Ben-Natan
Avi Berg
Tamar Berger
Anat Biletzki
Rotem Biran
Shany Birenboim
Rozeen Bisharat
Yafit gamilah Biso
Liran Bitton
Simone Bitton
Yahaacov Bitton
Rani Bleier
Yempa Boleslavsky
Ido Bornstein
Irith Bouman
Haim Bresheeth
Aya Breuer
Shlomit Breuer
Dror Burstein
Shai Carmeli-Pollak
Smadar Carmon
Zohar Chamberlain-Regev
Sami Shalom Chetrit
Chassia Chomsky-Porat
Arie Chupak
Isadora Cohen
Kfir Cohen
Matan Cohen
Raya Cohen
Ron Cohen
Stan Cohen
Yifat Cohen
Alex Cohn
Scandar Copti
Adi Dagan
Yael Dagan
Yasmeen Daher
Silan Dallal
Tamari Dallal
Leena Dallasheh
Eyal Danon
Uri Davis
Hilla Dayan
Relli De Vries
Maoz Degani
Ruti Divon
Yfat Doron
Ettie Dotan
Keren Dotan
Ronit Dovrat
Daniel Dukarevich
Arnon Dunetz
Maya Dunietz
Udi Edelman
Shai Efrati
Neta Efrony
Rani Einav
Asa Eitan
Danae Elon
Ruth El-Raz
Noam Enbar
Amalia Escriva
Anat Even
Gilad Evron
Ovadia Ezra
Avner Faingulernt
Ghazi-Walid Falah
Naama Farjoun
Yvonne Fattal
Dror Feiler
Pnina Feiler
Micky Fischer
Sara Fischman
Nadav Franckovich
Ofer Frant
Ilil Friedman
Maya Galai
Dafna Ganani
Gefen Ganani
Yael Gazit
Yoram Gelman
Yakov Gilad
Amit Gilboa
Michal Ginach
Rachel Giora
Michal Givoni
Ednna Glukman
Angela Godfrey-Goldstein
Bilha Golan
Neta Golan
Shayi Golan
Tsilli Goldenberg
Vardit Goldner
Tamar Goldschmidt
Lymor Goldstein
Dina Goor
Shelley Goral
Joel Gordon
Ester Gould
Inbal Gozes
Erella Grassiani
Adar Grayevsky
Gill Green
David Greenberg
Ela Greenberg
Dani Grimblat
Lev Grinberg
Yosef Grodzinsky
Hilik Gurfinkel
Galia Gur-Zeev
Anat Guthmann
Amos Gvirtz
Maya Gzn-Zvi
Yoav Haas
Iman Habibi
Connie Hackbarth
Uri Hadar
Mirjam Hadar meerschwam
Rayya Haddad
Osnat Hadid
Dalia Hager
Hava Halevi
Yasmine Halevi
Jeff Halper
Yuval Halperin
Rula Hamdan-Atamneh
Rania Hamed
Rola Hamed
Doron Hammermann-Schuldiner
Ben Handler
Tal Haran
Elad Harel
Nir Harel
Shuli Hartman
Lihi Hasson
Amir Havkin
Shira Havkin
Amani Hawari
Areen Hawari
Iris Hefets
Ada Heilbronn
Ayelet Heller
Sara Helman
Ben Hendler
Aref Herbawi
Tamara Herman
Avi Hershkovitz
Yael Hersonski
Galit Hess
Hannan Hever
Ala Hlehel
Gil Hochberg
Tikva Honig-Parnass
Tikva Honig-Parnass
Inbar Horesh
Veronique Inbar
Rachel Leah Jones
Ari Kahana
Dafna Kaminer
Aya Kaniuk
Ruti Kantor
Liad Kantorowicz
Dalia Karpel
Amira Katz
Uri Katz
Giora Katzin
Giora Katzin
Dror Kaufman
Adam Keller
Yehudit Keshet
Lana Khaskia
Sylvia Klingberg
Ofra Koffman
Yael Korin
Alina Korn
Rinat Kotler
Meira Kowalsky
Noa Kram
Miki Kratsman
Rotem Kuehnberg
Assia Ladizhinskaya
Michal Lahav
Roni Lahav
Idan Landau
Yitzhak Laor
Ruti Lavi
Shaheen Lavie-Rouse
Yigal Laviv
Tamar Lehahn
Ronen Leibman
Ronit Lentin
Yael Lerer
Chava Lerman
Noa Lerner
Yair Lev
Yudith Levin
Abigail Levine
Eyal Levinson
Dana Levy
Inbal Lily-Koliner
Moran Livnat
Omri Livne
Amir Locker-Biletzki
Yael Locker-Biletzki
Yossi Loss
Yael Lotan
Guy Lougashi
Irit Lourie
Orly Lubin
Aim Deuelle Luski
Naomi Lyth
Moshe Machover
Aryeh Magal
Liz Magnes
Noa Man
Ya`acov Manor
Arabiya Mansour
Roi Maor
Adi Maoz
Eilat Maoz
Yossi Marchaim
Alon Marcus
Esti Marpet
Ruchama Marton
Nur Masalha
Anat Matar
Dina Matar
Doron Matar
Haggai Matar
Oren Matar
Samy Matar
Rela Mazali
Naama Meishar
Rachel Meketon
Yitzhak Y. Melamed
Remy Mendelzweig
Racheli Merhav
Yael Meron
Juliano Merr-Khamis
Esti Micenmacher
Maya Michaeli
Avraham Milgrom
Elisheva Milikowski
Erez Miller
Katya Miller
Limor Mintz-Manor
Ariel Mioduser
Dror Mishani
Eedo Mizrahi
Avi Mograbi
Liron Mor
Magi Mor
Susan Mordechay
Susanne Moses
Haidi Motola
Ahuva Mu`alem
Ben Tzion Munitz
Norma Musih
Dorit Naaman
Michal Naaman
Gil Naamati
Haneen Naamnih
Naama Nagar
Dorothy Naor
Regev Nathansohn
Shelly Nativ
Salman Natour
Judd Ne`eman
Dana Negev
Smadar Nehab
Shlomit Lola Nehama
Ofer Neiman
David Nir
Eyal Nir
Tali Nir
Alex Nissen
Tal Nitzan
Joshua Nouriel
Yasmine Novak
Nira Nuriely
David Ofek
Tal Omer
Adi Ophir
Anat Or
Yael Oren Kahn
Norah Orlow
Gal Oron
Akiva Orr
Dorit Ortal
Il`il Paz-el
Michal Peer
MIKO Peled
Nurit Peled-Elhanan
Leiser Peles
Orna Pelleg
Tamar Pelleg-Sryck
Sigal Perelman
Amit Perelson
Nadav Pertzelan
Erez Pery
Tom Pessah
Dani Peter
Shira Pinhas
Yossi Pollak
Gil Porat
Dror Post
Eyal Pundik
Yisrael Puterman
Ilya Ram
Nery Ramati
Amit Ramon
Avi Raz
Ayala Raz
Hili Razinsky
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin
David Reeb
Hadas Refaeli
Dimi Reider
Noa Reshef
Amit Ron
Roee Rosen
Illit Rosenblum
Maya Rosenfeld
Danny Rosin
Yehoshua Rosin
Ilana Rossoff
Ilani Rotem
Natalie Rothman
Areej Sabbagh
Ahmad Sa`di
Sidki Sadik
Walid Sadik
Hannah Safran
Hiba Salah
Sana Salame-Daqa
Galit Saporta
Sima Sason
Sagi Schaefer
Tali Schaefer
Oded Schechter
Agur Schiff
Nava Schreiber
Idit Schwartz
Michal Schwartz
Noa Schwartz
Eran Segal
Keren Segal
Irit Segoli
Irit Sela
Dan Seltzer
Shaul Setter
Meir Shabat
Aharon Shabtai
Michal Shabtay
Itamar Shachar
Erella Shadmi
Ilan Shalif
Hanna Shammas
Ayala Shani
Uri Shani
Arik Shapira
Bat-Sheva Shapira
Yonatan Shapira
Omer Sharir
Yael Shavit
Noa Shay
Fadi Shbita
Adi Shechter
Oz Shelach
Adi Shelesnyak
Mati Shemoelof
Ehud Shem-Tov
Yehouda Shenhav
Nufar Shimony
Khen Shish
Hagith Shlonsky
Tom Shoval
Sivan Shtang
Tal Shuval
Ivy Sichel
Ayman Sikseck
Shelly Silver
Inbal Sinai
Eyal Sivan
Ora Slonim
Kobi Snitz
Maja Solomon
Gideon Spiro
Talila Stan
Michal Stoler
Ali Suliman
Dored Suliman
Marcelo Svirsky
Yousef Sweid
Ula Tabari
Yael Tal
Lana Tatour
Doron Tavory
Ruth Tenne
Idan Toledano
Eran Torbiner
Osnat Trabelsi
Lily Traubmann
Naama Tsal
Lea Tsemel
Ruth Tsoffar
Ivan Vanney
Sahar Vardi
Roman Vater
Ruth Victor
Yaeli Vishnizki-Levi
Roey Vollman
Roy Wagner
Michael Warschawski
Michal Warshavsky
Ruthy Weil
Sharon Weill
Elian Weizman
Eyal Weizman
Einat Weizman diamond
Elana Wesley
Etty Wieseltier
Yossi Wolfson
Oded Wolkstein
Ayelet Yaari
Smadar Yaaron
Roni Yaddor
Galia Yahav
Sergio Yahi
Niza Yanay
Amnon Yaron
Tamar Yaron
Mahmoud Yazbak
Oren Yiftachel
Sarit Yitzhak
Sharon Zack
Uri Zackhem
Jamal Zahalka
Sawsan Zaher
Adva Zakai
Edna Zaretsky
Beate Zilversmidt
Amal Zoabi
Haneen Zoubi
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Mati Zuckerman


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Anyone from mepeace on this list?! :)
It amazes me that so few Israelis from mepeace is stepping forward to speak for peace like these other brave and honest and decent Israelis. Maybe we should create a list for peace with those folks. But then maybe I will be surprised and some may have already signed after the list grew (now to over 3000).
Interesting that there are Israelis willing to sign a petition to stop Israel, and yet there are no Palestinians willing to sign a petition to stop Hamas. Oh well.
It is tragic that Israeli children and other civilians have been subject to almost daily threats by Hamas yet there are no Muslim Arab protests to stop the atrocities committed in the name of Allah by Hamas and other terrorist groups. It is tragic that innocent civilians are being used as human shields by Hamas leaders and terrorists in this war for to protect Israel from the bombs. Israeli restraint has been heroic and compared to other nations exceptionally humanitarian yet no Israeli wants this war but feel it a necessary evil for survival against an enemy bent on its destruction. Let us hear a balanced outcry against war and terrorism and the fact that most Arab Muslim lands including Gaza have prevented Jews from living under its rule and have made their lands Judenrein, yet Israeli Arabs live with civil rights and the protections of the Jewish state of Israel. Where is the outcry that Jews have been the victims of Arab terrorism for decades demonstrating incredible and dangerous restraint during that period. May God . Allah, Hashem punish those who seek murder, evil and hatred and bring peace and coexistence to this fanatical Muslim Arab part of the world, where those ideals have become the poison of their society. Israel did not create that poison and neither did Allah. Let us hope that civil rights and peace come to not only Israel and Palestinian controlled lands for Jews and Arabs , but the entire Arab Muslim area consisting of 22 countries with massive resources and lands that could be used for peace and prosperity instead of war, hatred and violence against Jews, Christians, and other Arabs.
Stephanie,

Here in Seattle a number of Jewish groups are deeply concerned about the Humanitarian plight of the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. We need a much more balanced US response to stopping the killings and solving the root causes.

I believe what is needed is to make visible those groups in Israel, like you have identified,and support them in achieving the heartfelt peacemaking role. Additionally make sure we let our legislators and President elect know we need a more balanced approach recognizing the untenable 60 year occupation and undermining settlement policy of the Israelis on the West Bank..

We are in the process of organizing a number of Muslims and Jews to listen, learn and understand and then to take the necessary action reverse the injustice.

Keep the ideas flowing on how we can make our Jewish voice heard amidst the tragedy.

Phil Gerson

425-890-8685
Hi Phil,

Just wanted to connect via mepeace since I live in Seattle (and noted that you live here too)

I'm following this on and off, having lived in a war zone myself where bombs were dropped randomly from the sky where once I looked up with innocence and hope for humanity. So I know that it can be very life changing for the children there (especially those overwhelmed with brutal fire power) and a great way to instill hate and fear in children.

I'm interested in knowing what is being done to provide much needed therapy to both the children and their parents on both sides. I don't think the Red Cross if even involved and even if it was I don't think that their first priority would be psychological counseling for war damaged souls, but it should be.

Marc, Seattle
blog: http://evolvingtrends.wordpress.com
current project: http://p2pfoundation.net/P2P_Social_Currency_Model
If this were not so one sided and talked about ending all violence, prosecuting both side's war crimes, and agreeing that all violence must stop on all sides, I would gladly sign. As is, it sets those of us up who don't agree with the brutal assault on Gazan civilians but want a solution to Hamas and others continued violence. If I don't sign, I look like a war-monger. If I sign, I sign a document which doesn't tell my side of what is going on.

So, to stopping all violence, suffering and fear- Corey Gil-Shuster
I feel it is a catch 22 with you there..." with Hamass hiding in the general population like Hezbollah was doing
the only onset is land just a piece of it that the Palestinian people want but there is a distrust with the Israeli Hamass government not making any shares. to share parts of the land, it all stems from that may be more I feel
both sides must comes to terms Not Just Israeli but Hamass too" Miss Rice has put outline a draft plan..

but who is mostly suffering the most I am afraid is the Gazen people I had just listen to the media news what has been going on. saw footage on tva.canoe.ca trying really to make a understanding I don't judge no one on this point or am I one sided ... the Israeli Military will not win this war but only deepen wounds with Gazens and there Israeli Citizens ..I want so much a deal with the peace truce to really comply. and for all and Dam it" to make this one last. people in Gaza are living in dire straits there. I feel Israeli people need to be protected but
not in a way that is causing the suffering in this case. the Israeli government should go it another way and not just kill people using there fire power and use targets where people are ... this is sad. I feel that (Miss.Chase)is trying her hardest at this peace making petition. But honestly the worlds eyes are seeing this pretty much shattering what is going on. and shock of the killing that leads into the hatred of Palestinian Children losing there parents or family and even dying to. its not the fault of the people its and War is a living Hell that these people never intended to make cause. " What the World is lacking is compassion in its injustice of peace"

Edward Church U.S.A
Two Palestinian Girls Killed By Qassam Misfire

Five-year-old Hanin Abu Khoussa and her 12-year-old cousin, Sabah Abu Khoussa were killed in their home on December 27, 2008, by a missile fired by Hamas. These two young girls don't live in Israel; they lived in Beit Lahiya, in northern Gaza. They died when a missile intended to kill Israelis misfired and killed them instead.

- Jerusalem Post (December 27, 2008)
Humanitarian Aid for Gazans

On 4 January CARE and partner organizations delivered 7,000 blankets to Gaza residents along with plastic sheets and heaters.

-UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs



On January 7, 2009, the IDF suspended its operation for three hours to allow Palestinians to acquire basic necessities, replenish stock and seek aid from the various international organizations operating within the Gaza Strip. Israel also allowed approximately 80 trucks carrying medicine, medical supplies and basic food commodities to pass into Gaza along with approximately half a million liters of heavy duty diesel and 60,000 liters of fuel.

The day before Israel allowed into Gaza 57 trucks loaded with flour, powdered milk, barley, animal feed, medical supplies and medication. Israel also transferred a shipment of hypochlorite to meet water needs and worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross to repair a power line leading in to Gaza City.

Also, Nahal Oz fuel depot operated and conveyed 215,000 liters of heavy duty diesel (required for the Gaza power station), 93,000 liters of diesel for the use of various UN organizations and 50 tons of cooking gas for domestic uses.

In addition to allowing thousands of tons of humanitarian aid into Gaza, Israel has transferred 2,000 units of blood donated by Jordan; 5 ambulances donated by Turkey; and 5 ambulances transferred from the West Bank on behalf of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.

-Embassy of Israel, Washington, DC, (January 6-7, 2009)
The Fundamentalism of Hamas

On "Meet the Press," David Gregory read an excerpt from a book by panelist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, who wrote about Nizar Rayyan, the Hamas leader who was killed by Israel during the current offensive. Goldberg, who had interviewed Rayyan, wrote:

"The question I wrestle with constantly is whether Hamas is truly, theologically implacable. That is to say, whether the organization can remain true to its understanding of Islamic law and God's word and yet enter into a long-term nonaggression treaty with Israel. I tend to think not, though I've noticed over the years a certain plasticity of belief among some Hamas ideologues. ... There was no flexibility with Rayyan. This is what he said when I asked him if he could envision a 50-year hudna (or cease-fire) with Israel: 'The only reason to have a hudna is to prepare yourself for the final battle. We don't need 50 years to prepare ourselves for the final battle with Israel.' There is no chance, he said, that true Islam would ever allow a Jewish state to survive in the Muslim Middle East. 'Israel is an impossibility. It is an offense against God.' ... What are our crimes? I asked Rayyan. 'You are murderers of the prophets and you have closed your ears to the Messenger of Allah,' he said. 'Jews tried to kill the Prophet, peace be unto him. All throughout history, you have stood in opposition to the word of God.' Can Israel achieve deterrence with someone like that?"



-"Meet the Press," January 4, 2009
In general, I agree Corey. However, clear language though is very important.

Instead of writing "brutal assault on Gazan" I would have written "brutal effect of the violence on Gazan civilians". That also includes Hamas.

I'd go further than you, Corey, and say that superficial and shallow and hollow and misleading motherhood statements like that above serve only to incite and entrench the conflict and thus are insidious.

Everybody says that they agree that deliberately targeting and risking the lives of non-combatants is a war-crime. That is precisely what Hamas does and did by the recent stream of rockets into Israel.. Another less obvious example of that was the mass breakout to Egypt Hamas staged a while ago to try to break the blockade.that was imposed to try to limit Hamas arming itself.

For these reasons I believe that statements like that above (as written) are simply the weapons of war. Their (emotional and practical) effect is NOT what most signatories intend.

Thank you Hiba for drawing our attention this discussion.
To Corey and to Paul-
I share both of your pain and confusion in whether to sign this or not, or whether we will "look politically correct, and will I look like a bad person or not, etc." I think that people need to realize that ALL PEOPLE want peace!!
I agree that there should be a petition asking for both governments to end the violence, asking for Hamas to end the Qasam attacks on Sderot, Southern Israel and terrorizing the people that live there and for Israel to cease all of the bombs on the people Gaza, especially since they are trapped.
However, the sad reality is that more people of Gaza are being killed.
But I agree with you both, we need to be there for people on BOTH sides. If people want to get things wrong and think that the latter is a terrorist or they all want innocent Palestinians to suffer, then we as humans have failed as fools.
In a way I am sharing this sort of dilemma. I plan to go to a protest against the sieze and violence against the people in Gaza. I think that it is horrible that people are trapped and have no where to go but await death. However, I will be making a costume and wearing a poster that will connect BOTH sides and it will read:
Two Peoples: One Heart, One Love, One Dream: End the violence in Gaza and Sderot. Stop the hate.
I will post it soon. :)
I am here for everyone, and refuse to turn my back on the world.
I say no to extremisim, hatred, violence, arogance, materialism, etc.


Love and light,
Stephanie :)
Hi Stephanie:

I do not think that I am confused. I repeat: I believe that statements like that above (as written) are simply weapons of war. Their (practical and emotional) effect is NOT what most (emotional) signatories intend.

I do not feel the need to (try to) prove to anyone that I am not EVIL or such!

I know that I am not. And if there is (a) G-d, then I am quite sure that (s)he knows that I am not evil and that I walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Related accusations on this site really most often really reflect on those who make the accusation.

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