Monday, August 3, 2009

Latest updates from US Campaign/IFPB delegation in Israel/Palestine

Click here to read the latest updates from the US Campaign/Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation that is currently in Israel/Palestine. These reports and updates are written by delegation participants including US Campaign National Organizer Katherine Fuchs. (Delegation participants and Palestinian citizens of Israel. This was on a visit to one of the over 500 Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948. For more photos, click here) Check out what one participant, Kristin Loken, has to say about U.S. involvement:
"For me, this is a conflict with at least 3 sides – the Palestinians, the Israelis, and the Americans. It is my belief that the conflict would have ended years ago without US involvement. The role played by my country and my fellow Americans horrifies me. We need to take responsibility for our own role in this conflict – our government, our tax dollars, and supportive Americans and American organizations. A big part of the reason I am here is to better understand what I can do, as an American, to change how the US government and Americans support the continuation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict."
Click here to read more. To find out what you can do, as an American, to change how the U.S. government and Americans support the continuation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, click here. (A photo of houses in Sheikh Jarrah taken by delegation participants. For more photos, click here)