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150+ Organizations Urge U.S. to Vote for Goldstone Report on Gaza


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By: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 25, 2009 - The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation sent an open letter today to Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations, urging the United States to vote in favor of the recommendations of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict in the UN Human Rights Council on September 29.

The open letter was signed by more than 150 organizations, including national organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, Code Pink, Jewish Voice for Peace, Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, and United for Peace and Justice, and local organizations in 30 states.

The UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict issued a report earlier this month, known as the Goldstone Report, documenting human rights abuses, violations of international law, war crimes, and possible crimes against humanity by all parties before, during, and after Israel's assault on the occupied Gaza Strip in December 2008-January 2009.

The letter called the Goldstone Report "scrupulously even-handed" and stated that a U.S. vote against the recommendations of the report "would undermine our country's commitment to the universality of human rights."

The letter concluded: "The UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict has told the truth and brought the facts to light. On September 29, it is time for the United States to make sure that the consequences are faced for these violations of human rights. We strongly urge the United States to vote in favor of the recommendations in the Goldstone Report."

The full text of the letter and the complete list of endorsing organizations: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=2352

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a national coalition of more than 300 organizations working to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality.

 

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