Urgent from Gush Shalom in Israel
Date: 10/22/2001 3:32:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Dear Friend,

The situation is currently unbearable in the Occupied Territories. The
undersigned Israeli peace organizations implore you to send the letter
below, or a similar one, to Colin Powell and others, to end the
nightmare of violence in the territories.

If you can, please print out and fax the letter, or telephone in your
protest. If you can't, please use e-mail. Contact information is given

Gush Shalom
Coalition of Women for a Just Peace (which includes Bat Shalom,
MachsomWatch, NELED, New Profile, Noga, TANDI, WILPF, Women and
Mothers for Peace, Women Engendering Peace, and Women in Black)
Bat Shalom, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Alternative Information Center

Dear Sir,
Using the assassination of the Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi
as an excuse, the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has embarked on
a wanton military attack of Palestinian towns, which may continue for days
if not months. Prime Minister Sharon has historically been committed to
reckless supremacist and oppressive policies. This most recent attack
represents a policy of wreaking damage on the Palestinian population,
and perpetuating their 34 year occupation, a policy which is considered good
for Israel by the policy-makers in power; and disrupting chances for
negotiations, which are considered bad. The reoccupation of West Bank
cities endangers the future of both nations, and the stability of the

We urgently request your intervention.

Respectfully, ....

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Contact People:

Secretary of State Colin Powell
email: secretary@state.gov
Fax: (202) 261-8577

President George W. Bush
E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov
Fax: (202) 456-2461

European Union President Mr. Romano Prodi

Mr. Terje Rod Larsen
Personal Representative of the Secretary General to the UN in
Palestine Tel: + 972 8 282 2914 Fax: + 972 8 282 0966 Email:

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch or Fax: +(41-22) 917-9016

Israeli Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres
Fax: +972-2-5303704
e-mail: sar@mofa.gov.il

Israeli Defense Minister, Benyamin Ben Eliezer
Fax: +972-3-6916940, 6976990
e-mail: sar@mod.gov.il

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
fax: (+972-2) 566-4838 or 651-3955 or 651-2631