San Jose Peace & Justice Center

On Sunday, January 25, 2009, sisters Donna and Darlene Wallach arrived at Mineta San Jose International Airport to a heroes’ welcome. Some two dozen friends and supporters greeted them with banners and hugs. The occasion was to celebrate their safe return from their six month journey in pursuit of their passion: solidarity with the people of Palestine. They were part of the first team that sailed from Cypress to break the seige of Gaza.
See Calendar for March events around Gaza, read more on actions to take.

1. Contact President Obama at 202-456-1111 or send him an email by clicking here. Tell President Obama that Israel must pay reparations for killing more than 1,300 Palestinians and injuring more than 5,000 during its three week war on the occupied Gaza Strip. Israel also must be held accountable for destroying an estimated 4,000 buildings and should pay for the estimated $2 billion in damages.

Tell President Obama that Israel must comply with UN Security Council Resolution 1860, which calls for “unimpeded provision and distribution throughout Gaza of humanitarian assistance, including of food, fuel and medical treatment,” and that Israel must end its blockade of the Gaza Strip, an illegal form of collective punishment of the 1.5 million Palestinian residents who live there.

Tell President Obama that Israel must be held accountable for its misuse of U.S. weapons to kill and injure Palestinian civilians and to target Palestinian civilian infrastructure. Rep. Dennis Kucinich already has requested the State Department to investigate Israel’s violations of the Arms Export Control Act. Ask President Obama to make sure this investigation is complete and accurate and that Israel is sanctioned by ending U.S. military aid as a consequence of its violations of this law.



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