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Campaign for Arab-Israeli Peace
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NEW YORK, NY - Hearts & Minds is
running a Campaign for Arab-Israeli Peace. This New York City nonprofit
organization advocates immediate, constructive actions to end the violence on both sides.
The need is great - this
destructive, dangerous situation could escalate at any time into regional even
worldwide conflict. This endangers millions of lives.
Unending violence hurts everybody in the region. It helps totalitarian
governments use one-sided, anti-Israel and anti-West propaganda to distract attention from
the pressing needs of their own people. Terrorists also exploit the hatred and misery from
this continuing cycle of violence.
Promotion of lasting peace with justice and mercy is
in everyone's interest. Recognizing that as difficult in the short run, Hearts & Minds
also advocates specific steps to immediately help prevent the violence.
This campaign includes volunteer publicity efforts and political
lobbying. Initiated by Hearts & Minds in New York City and spreading throughout the
world, it supports:
A large multinational force, including the United States and
Europe and a de-militarized zone to completely separate the warring parties, stop more
arms from reaching any terrorists and prevent military incursions into civilian areas. The
UN and many other nations could also participate if they act to fully support this
Massive, immediate and far reaching aid for the Palestinians.
The creation of jobs with good working conditions. We must quickly end the poverty, misery
and hopelessness that leads to fanatical terrorism. Aid would come from the oil states and
the West. It must be carefully monitored by third parties, not Hamas or
the corrupt Palestinian
Full and unequivocal recognition of the right of Israel and
Palestine to exist within defensible borders. This recognition would be required from
Israel, the Palestinians, the United States and any Arab nation that wants to do business
with the United States or with any other participating nation.
A long term goal of peaceful coexistence and
collaboration, with a vision of eventual, possible merger of the two states, when that
becomes practical. This could be an example for many other conflicts around the world. If
there is peace in Israel and Palestine - and there can be - then we can have peace
Separation is inherently unjust. Both sides lose the benefits of
sharing profoundly linked cultures and history. Our planet is too small and our
destructive technology too advanced for hatred and denial of others' humanity.
Exclusive self-justification brings racism, militarism and
extremism. Humans have the intelligence to do much better. We can work together for
justice, understanding and resolution of grievances on both sides.
"We the people have the power to help prevent further bloodshed
and escalation of the conflict," says Bill Blackman, president of Hearts &
Minds. "By making our voices heard, we can make a difference."
For more info: (212) 280-0333
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