[ACTION] Tell @WhiteHouse & @JohnKerry: End Gaza War and Lift Blockade
August 2, 2014   By:    action, Gaza, Gaza Attack   Comments are off   //   690 Views

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

The Obama Administration and Congress should use all means at their disposal to end the war and lift the economic blockade in Gaza. The U.S., Israel, and Egypt should trade a permanent end to rockets and other attacks from Gaza for a permanent end to Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Gaza’s economy and on the movement of Palestinians into and out of Gaza.

Petition Background

Tell Secretary of State John Kerry to keep pushing to end the Gaza war and end the Gaza blockade by signing our petition, and by participating in our daily 15 minute Twitter storm at 12 noon Eastern Time.

The Gaza ceasefire, which seemed to offer great promise for ending the violence in Gaza and addressing the underlying causes with diplomacy, has collapsed. [1] But the fact that a ceasefire and real diplomacy were so close should give us concrete reasons for hope that escalating public pressure can end the violence and resolve the underlying issues, including the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza. [2]

Take one or both of these actions to help push for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the blockade:

1. Sign and share our petition above calling on Secretary of State Kerry to keep pushing for a ceasefire and an end to the blockade.

2. At 12 noon eastern US time (11 AM Central, 9 AM Pacific), participate in our daily 15 minute Twitter storm to push for immediate ceasefire and for the Cairo talks following the ceasefire to conclude with an agreement to end the blockade of Gaza. Go to this page for instructions and sample tweets:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/end-gaza-blockade-in-cairo

References:
1. “Gaza Ceasefire Collapses; What Should We Do Now?” Robert Naiman, Huffington Post, 8/01/2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/gaza-ceasefire-collapses-_b_5641634.html
2. “End the Gaza blockade to achieve peace,” Representative Keith Ellison, Washington Post, July 29, http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/keith-ellison-end-the-gaza-blockade-to-achieve-peace/2014/07/29/e5e707c4-16a1-11e4-85b6-c1451e622637_story.html

Current petition signers

  • 31474. Kevin Jernegan from New Orleans, LA signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31473. Carol Bennett from Glendale, CA signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31472. Joy Pereths from Brooklyn, NY signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31471. Aaron Dukes from Hood River, OR signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31470. Peter Swanson from Truro, MA signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.

    Please continue your efforts to save the indigenous people of Palestine from slaughter and privation.

  • 31469. Grace Gyori from Plainfield, IN signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31468. Rick Burton from Charleston, SC signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31467. k. clarke from Hiawassee, GA signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31466. M L Baccelli from Fairhaven, MA signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.
  • 31465. Gail & Robert Prusinski from Saint Francis, WI signed this petition on Aug 2, 2014.

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