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By Adam Horowitz | American Friends Service Committee | 16 Dec 2006
Dear Faces of Hope Supporter,
As we enter the holiday season there are several reasons to be hopeful about a new direction for U.S. policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. … President Carter has made an especially important call for peace in his recent book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.
It is important that we tell Congress that we stand with President Carter in his belief that the United States has an important role to play in working to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by supporting human rights, international law and diplomacy. As President Carter points out “The United States is squandering international prestige and goodwill . . . by unofficially condoning and abetting the Israel confiscation and colonization of Palestinian territories.”
In their recent report the Iraq Study Group echoed this sentiment. Their report states that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only end through negotiation, and that “the United States does its ally Israel no favors in avoiding direct involvement to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict.” One way the White House can do this is to veto the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act which places devastating economic and diplomatic sanctions on the Palestinian people.
Please take this opportunity to send this important message to Congress. The U.S. has refused to take a proactive role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for too long. This policy cannot continue, the stakes are too high. As President Carter has shown the choice is clear: Peace or Apartheid.
For AFSC’s Faces of Hope Campaign
P.S. It’s not too late to support Palestinian olive farmers this holiday season. You can now buy Fair Trade Palestinian olive oil through AFSC’s online store.
***See excerpts from Carter’s book here ***