Call on the President to act boldly to end the Israeli blockade of Gaza now!

Posted 12/18/2010 - 21:11 by Sara Kominers

December 27 is the second anniversary of Operation Cast Lead. Two years later, Israel still maintains a blockade on Gaza and Gazans are unable to repair their houses, businesses, and farms that were destroyed in the attack. They are denied freedom of movement and the freedom to engage in the import and export of goods. Consequently, most Gazans are dependent on foreign aid and many suffer food insecurity.

To mark the second anniversary, Ta'anit Tzedek - Jewish Fast for Gaza encourages you to write to President Obama and ask him to act boldly to end the Israeli blockade. We have drafted a letter to the President which we encourage you to send now. We also encourage you to forward this to your friends, family and colleagues urging them to join you in this effort.

In his 2009 Cairo speech, President Obama stated, “the continuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza does not serve Israel's security... Progress in the daily lives of the Palestinian people must be a critical part of a road to peace, and Israel must take concrete steps to enable such progress.”

Now is the time for us to call on the President to make these words a reality.