find on this page our past campaigns concerning the Middle-East :
the sweep of some thirty elected members of the Palestinian government
and legislature in the West Bank by Israeli troops – among them the
Minister of Education, Dr Nasreddin Al Shaer – as a « response » to the
constant firing of kassams from Gaza, we ask for the immediate release
of those detained. Such moves can only make things worse, and fuel the
atrociously vain, deadly spiral of aggression and retaliation. (...)
Johnston freed ! Free
Nasser Al Shaer and the 45 Palestinian Congressmen !
After the liberation of Alan Johnston, detained four months in Gaza by
a Jihadist movement, we can all perceive the deeply subhuman,
intolerable nature of this conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
At the hinge of the three continents, (...)
BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS,
BECAUSE WE ARE HORRIFIED BY THIS ENDLESS WASTE OF HUMAN LIFE IN THE
NAME OF NATION OR RELIGION - THE DEATHCOUNTS GROWING FROM 400 IN 2001
TO MORE THAN 4000 NOW,
BECAUSE WE REFUSE THE LOGICS OF BLOOD PACTS AND ANY TERROR, (...)
than ten thousand wounded, in four months,
close to four hundred killed (11% of them Israelis). Holy places
desecrated. House demolitions and tree uprootings by decree. Lynchings,
pogroms, shootings, bombs and bombings, the norm... Blind hate and
separatism fueled by the blood-smeared logics of talion and armed
Rocks against bullets, firebombs against tanks,
and then bullets against rockets :
What more ? More bombs, and more bombings ? Three hundred persons
murdered (30 of them Israelis) since September 29th, 2000, Year of the
Millenium... More than 10,000 wounded, in
the same time, in 2000, Year of the Jubilee...
Have we forgotten Albert Einstein's warning : "Peace cannot be kept by
force, it can only be achieved by understanding" ?