Crawford Rally for Peace & Justice
Monday, April 11th 2005 1pm
SETTLEMENTS Last year, President Bush sent a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon granting him permission to keep intact large settlement blocs in the West Bank. Noam Chomsky writes in relationship to such an agreement, "as long as the US continues to block a political settlement, and to back the Israeli programs to take over large parts of the occupied territories and combine Palestinians into scarcely viable cantons, there won't be any progress."
WHAT THE WORLD THINKS Geoffrey Wheatcroft wrote in the New York Times on April 11, 2004: "On the conflict in Israel, the trans-Atlantic divide runs deep, with Europe much more, and the United States much less, sympathetic to the Palestinian cause...Europeans who have no illusions about Islamic extremism believe that uncritical American support for Israel hinders the battle against terrorism by alienating Arabs and Muslim world."
"SECURITY IS A HUMAN RIGHT" William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International U.S.A. and the author of Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights, states, "The human rights community has repeatedly pointed out that it is difficult to conduct a war in defense of the rule of law when you are shredding that rule yourself..."
WATER The continued disregard by the U.S. and Israel in relationship to the recent ICJ ruling concerning the "security fence" will have dire consequences for Palestinians most basic rights to life-sustaining resources. Noam Chomsky states, "The wall has already claimed some of the most fertile lands of the West Bank. And, crucially, it extends Israel's control of critical water resources, which Israel and its settlers can appropriate as they choose, while the indigenous population often lacks water for drinking."
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