January 16, 2011
This month, the government of Chile announced its recognition of Palestine as “a free, independent and sovereign state.”
Five other Latin American governments did so last month — Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Ecuador.
Will you thank the Chilean government for supporting freedom? Click here.
More and more nations are calling for justice in Palestine. They need to know that they have international public support.
Please email the Chilean government today — lets keep the momentum going.
Your email will go to Chile’s embassy in Washington DC. A copy will also be sent to Freedom Forward.
December 30, 2010
In the last month, five different Latin American governments have officially recognized Palestine as a country — Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay and Ecuador.
Brazil has even marked off land for a new Palestinian Embassy.
Will you thank them for supporting peace? Click here.
These countries have taken action because the Israeli government continues to build Jewish settlements on what is left of Palestinian land. Meanwhile, our own US Congress forces US taxpayers to subsidize Israel’s anti-peace behavior.
That’s why this new international development is so important. If more countries recognize Palestine, the United Nations could ultimately seat Palestine as a member of the UN General Assembly. Not only that, but Israel would face even greater international pressure to end its control of Palestinian life.
Please click here to send an email thanking these nations’ ambassadors for supporting peace.
Your email will go to the Washington DC embassies for Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Ecuador. A copy will also be sent to Freedom Forward.
June 17, 2009
By Howard Schneider
Washington Post Foreign News
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
JERUSALEM, June 16 — Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were being treated “more like animals than human beings” by Israeli rules that have limited travel, banned the import of all but basic goods and prevented reconstruction since a three-week war ended earlier this year.
“Never before in history has a large community been savaged by bombs and missiles and then deprived of the means to repair itself,” he said.
Full article @ The Washington Post
May 27, 2009
From BBC: “Gazans have begun building with mud. Under Israel’s blockade, building materials cannot enter the Strip, leaving the owners of several thousand homes destroyed in the recent conflict unable to rebuild.”