Eight members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance gathered in
We intend to mail the letter and continue our efforts to seek a meeting with an embassy representative. Your feedback is welcome.
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance
January 20, 2009
Ambassador Sallai Meridor
Dear Ambassador Meridor:
We are here today as members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. For years, we have been engaged in nonviolent direct action challenging our government because of its belligerent and militaristic policies, most especially in the invasions and occupations of
Speaking truth to power, we have been arrested for our efforts. Some of us have been sent to jail for speaking out.
We came to
All people have the inalienable right to live a life with dignity and peace, and no government, state or other entity should unleash war and terror on a civilian population. Sadly, even before the invasion, the
As people of nonviolence, we condemn any rocket fire out of
Violence only begets more violence, hatred, and retaliation. We believe the conflict can only be resolved through a political and diplomatic solution and not a military one.
Our major concern today is to demand that crossings into
According to an 8 January 2009 report by Inter Press Service, “The administration of President George W. Bush alone has provided for 21 billion dollars in US security assistance [to Israel] over the last eight years, including 19 billion dollars in direct military aid as freebies,” fueling Israel’s military operation in Gaza. So we will also challenge our government to cut off all support of the Israeli government, as long as it maintains the occupation. And we will urge our government to deny Israel any U.S. weapons, as we believe Israel has violated compliance with the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA).
We would appreciate if a meeting could be set up so that we can further discuss our concerns. Please let me know when this meeting can be arranged. Thanks you for giving this your serious consideration.
on behalf of the National Campaign for nonviolent Resistance
mobuszewski at verizon.net