I hope forum members here might consider signing this petition. A gesture to encourage those who have forgotten that hope does exist that this conflict can end.
I've just heard about this emergency campaign urging for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Already 280 people have been killed in this escalating conflict. Now is the time to issue a demand to world leaders that the spiraling violence that has characterized the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must come to an end. In 2009 let's push for real peace to be achieved between Israel and Palestine. To learn more and to take action, read the email below:
--------------------------------------------- Dear friends,
As we watch the Gaza bloodshed with horror, appalled at how the crisis is spiraling further out of control, one thing is clear -- this violence will only lead to further civilian suffering and an escalation of the conflict.
There must be another way. Over 280 are dead and hundreds more injured -- rockets are striking Ashdod deep inside Israel for the very first time, and the sides are mobilising for invasion. A global response has begun, but it'll take more than words -- the immediate violence won't end, nor will wider peace be secured, without firm action from the international community.
Today, we're launching an emergency campaign which will be delivered to the UN Security Council and key world powers, urging them to act to ensure an immediate ceasefire, address the growing humanitarian crisis, and take steps to build real and lasting peace.1 Follow this link now to sign the emergency petition and send it to everyone you know:
After eight or more years of ineffective US and global diplomacy -- and now Gaza's bloodiest day in recent memory -- we must issue a global outcry demanding that world leaders do more than make statements if they're to bring peace to this region. The UN, the European Union, the Arab League and the USA should now act together to ensure a ceasefire – which includes an end to rocket attacks into Israel and opening the checkpoints for fuel, food, medicine and other humanitarian aid deliveries.
With a new US President taking office in less than a month, a real opportunity exists to breathe new life into peace efforts. These latest hostilities require not only an immediate ceasefire but a commitment from Obama and other world leaders that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the very top of their agendas. As the whole world is impacted by this ongoing conflict - we should demand nothing less.
In 2006 we mobilised for a ceasefire in Lebanon. For years we've worked to encourage a just and lasting peace, taking out billboards and ads across Israel and Palestine. Now as we head into 2009, we need to come together again to demand a peaceful and lasting resolution, instead of a further escalation of violence. Follow this link to put your name forward for peace:
All sides to the conflict will continue to act as they have in the past if they believe that the world will stand by and allow them to do so. 2009 is a year that things can be different. As we face this crisis, and the possibilities of a new year, it's time for us to demand a ceasefire and work together to finally put an end to this cycle of violence.
With hope and determination,
Brett, Ricken, Alice, Ben, Pascal, Paul, Graziela, Paula, Luis, Iain and the whole Avaaz team
You might be interested in a blog I wrote about this.
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I think it's time to unleash an Israel that's allowed to fight with both hands.
Herr Ober, die Rechnung bitte
20th October 2007
I think it's time to start feeding some people with brains.
And before someone starts to throw rotten accusations on me, I'm fully pro a adequate, targeted reaction of Israel, as obviously the Hamas is the one who started all that however. Anyway, what Israel did now is exactly that was the Hamas wanted, and some idiots obviously think that still isn't hard and heavy enough.
'[WDWMegaraptor;4745076']I think it's time to unleash an Israel that's allowed to fight with both hands.
cause it worked like a charm in iraq and afghanistan right?
violence never solved anything, in a year from now ill bump this post and nothing will have changed and then everyone can try their best excuse again.
The ROOT of the problem has to be solved, right now alot of civilians are dying, and their family will support and join hamas in return.
Guess idiots never learn, that goes for hamas too.
This time I'll pass, some ignorants have not solution
Peace for Palestine and Israel, that's all I want to say
i felt sorry for people died ... they are human as well.
Stefan F;4745091violence never solved anything, in a year from now ill bump this post and nothing will have changed and then everyone can try their best excuse again.
This is what will happen.
Israel will bomb some more, maybe launch a ground incursion, people will get killed, stuff will get blown up. HAMAS will suffer heavy casualties.
The Israeli government will then give away their military advantage by attempting to negotiate with HAMAS. HAMAS will offer a cease-fire because they are getting pounded. Israel will accept the cease-fire offer because they need US and European support and can't be seen looking like an overzealous MMA fighter beating the life out of someone who is already down.
HAMAS will then use the cease-fire opportunity to re-arm their military forces and consolidate their hold on power. In a few months, they will start shooting rockets at Israel again. Israel will do nothing for several months because of American and European pressure. Then domestic political pressure will steadily grow with calls to "do something" and "defend the country". Once this domestic pressure outweighs American and European pressure on the Israeli government, Israel will launch another attack.
This whole process will then repeat itself ad infinitum.
Get ready for yet ANOTHER war! :rolleyes:
God I love Israel. When all the world is calling for an end to the violence and probably drawing up a UN resolution, the Israeli defense minister gets up and vows "War to the bitter end". Rock On Israel.