Wednesday, July 15, 2009

fast for Gaza

Please join the fast for Gaza. Beginning tomorrow, on the third Thursday of each month, I will join many Rabbis and other people of conscience as they observe a daylight water fast, to support the people of Gaza.

From the "Fast for Gaza" statement, we fast:

1. To call for a lifting of the blockade that prevents the entry of civilian goods and services into Gaza;

2. To provide humanitarian and developmental aid to the people of Gaza;

3. To call upon Israel, the US, and the international community to engage in negotiations without pre-conditions with all relevant Palestinian parties - including Hamas - in order to end the blockade;

4. To encourage the American government to vigorously engage both Israelis and Palestinians toward a just and peaceful settlement of the conflict.


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