The situation is currently unbearable in the Occupied Territories. The undersigned Israeli peace organizations implore you to send the letter below, or a similar one, to Colin Powell and others, to end the nightmare of violence in the territories.
If you can, please print out and fax the letter, or telephone in your protest. If you can't, please use e-mail. Contact information is given below.
Coalition of Women for a Just Peace (which includes Bat Shalom, MachsomWatch, NELED, New Profile, Noga, TANDI, WILPF, Women and Mothers for Peace, Women Engendering Peace, and Women in Black)
Bat Shalom, Gush Shalom, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Alternative Information Center.
Gila Svirsky firstname.lastname@example.org
Using the assassination of the Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi as an excuse, the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has embarked on a wanton military attack of Palestinian towns, which may continue for days if not months. Prime Minister Sharon has historically been committed to reckless supremacist and oppressive policies.
This most recent attack represents a policy of wreaking damage on the Palestinian population, and perpetuating their 34 year occupation, a policy which is considered good for Israel by the policy-makers in power; and disrupting chances for negotiations, which are considered bad.
The reoccupation of West Bank cities endangers the future of both nations, and the stability of the region.
We urgently request your intervention.
Secretary of State Colin Powell, email: email@example.com Fax: (202) 261-8577
President George W. Bush, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (202) 456-2461
European Union President Mr. Romano Prodi, e-mail: email@example.com
Mr. Terje Rod Larsen Personal Representative of the Secretary General to the UN in Palestine, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 972 8 282 2914 Fax: + 972 8 282 0966
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, e-mail: email@example.com or Fax: +(41-22) 917-9016
Israeli Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: +972-2-5303704
Israeli Defense Minister, Benyamin Ben Eliezer, e-mail: email@example.com Fax: +972-3-6916940, 6976990
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, fax: (+972-2) 566-4838 or 651-3955 or 651-2631