[sixties-l] Fwd: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Date: 10/11/00

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    These folks are available for interviews.
    >Institute for Public Accuracy
    >915 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045
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    >         October 11, 2000
    >         Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    >ALLEGRA PACHECO, <pacheco@radcliffe.edu>,
    >An Israeli Jewish human rights lawyer who represents Palestinians in the
    >West Bank, Pacheco is now a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe.
    >She wrote in The New York Times last week: "Since 1994, Palestinians have
    >seen the influx of 50,000 new Jewish settlers into the West Bank and Gaza,
    >the paving of more than 400 kilometers of roads on confiscated land,
    >demolition of more than 800 Palestinian homes, a threefold increase in
    >unemployment ...the arrest of 13,000 Palestinians, and complete curtailment
    >of freedom of movement." Yesterday she said: "In almost every city and town in
    >Israel, large Jewish mobs, chanting 'death to the Arabs,' have attacked
    >Palestinian citizens. The Israeli government has yet to crack down --
    >effectively giving a green light. The international community should send
    >protection for them -- they are no less deserving than the Albanians in
    >SIMONA SHARONI, <sharonis@evergreen.edu>,
    >Executive director of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and
    >Development, Sharoni has written extensively about Middle East politics and
    >conflict resolution. An Israeli Jew living in the U.S., Sharoni said: 
    >"During the
    >intifadah, it took Jews awhile to be horrified as to what was happening in
    >their name. How can Barak set ultimatums to the Palestinians to stop the
    >violence when his military is carrying out most of it? The Oslo process
    >was unjust and problematic to begin with -- the situation calls for a totally
    >different framework designed to address the core issues of the conflict:
    >refugees, Jerusalem, borders and settlements."
    >PHYLLIS BENNIS, <pbennis@compuserve.com>,
    >Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of "Calling the Shots:
    >How Washington Dominates Today's UN," Bennis said: "The UN is the
    >right venue for resolving the Mideast crisis -- it always has been. It is
    >an international crisis that must be resolved by international law and the
    >international community. The U.S. should step back and let the UN do its
    >job.... The U.S. decision to abstain from a consensus of the rest of the
    >world sharply demonstrates the isolation of U.S. policy in the Mideast."
    >BARBARA LUBIN, <meca@mecaforpeace.org>, http://www.mecaforpeace.org
    >Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, Lubin, who will be going to
    >Israel and Palestine on Friday with money for medicine for Makassed Hospital
    >in Jerusalem, said: "Until there is a just resolution for both peoples,
    >there will be bloodshed, so for us this is expected. Palestinians should
    >have their own state, no more of these bantustans with zone 'A,' zone
    >'B,' zone 'C.' Sharon's visit to the mosque was a political move, part of
    >his battle with Netanyahu and the latest chapter in his bloody record."
    >ALI ABUNIMAH, <ali@abunimah.org>, http://www.abunimah.org
    >Vice president of the Arab-American Action Network, Abunimah said:
    >"For the first time in decades Palestinians in the occupied territories,
    >Palestinians in Israel and Palestinian refugees (especially in Lebanon) are
    >all protesting simultaneously. This shows that this is about basic
    >injustice, not about Yasir Arafat giving an order."
    >FRANCIS BOYLE, <fboyle@law.uiuc.edu>, http://www.rightofreturn.org
    >Boyle is professor of law at the University of Illinois and former legal
    >advisor to the Palestinian delegation from 1991 to 1993.
    >For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
    >Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

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