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Jewish Voice for Peace: Tell President Obama to Demand That Israel Free Bil'in Nonviolent Leader Abdallah Abu Rahmah

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On December 10, 2009 at 2 AM, the Israeli military surrounded the Ramallah home of Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a high school teacher and the Coordinator of Bil'in's Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, and arrested him. Abu Rahmah is among the lea


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Jelica R (144)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 8:19 pm
As I am sending you this email, the people of Bil'in are protesting in solidarity with Abdallah Abu Rahmah. Here's how you can stand in solidarity with them: Please contact President Obama and ask for Abdallah Abu Rahmah's release.

On Thursday at 2 AM, the Israeli military surrounded the Ramallah home of Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a high school teacher and the Coordinator of Bil'in's Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, and arrested him. Abu Rahmah is among the leaders of the West Bank village of Bil'in's nearly five-year nonviolent struggle of protests, lawsuits and boycotts aiming to save the village's land from Israel's wall and expanding settlements. Abdallah Abu Rahmah joins Mohammed Othman from the village of Jayyous, Adeeb Abu Rahmah from Bil'in and many other Palestinians who are currently jailed by Israel for working for justice.

At the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, which came hours after Abu Rahmah's arrest, President Obama said, "there are the men and women around the world who have been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice... the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened of cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women - some known, some obscure to all but those they help - to be far more deserving of this honor than I." Abdallah Abu Rahmah is one of those people.

Tell President Obama about Abdallah Abu Rahmah and ask for his release.

In President Obama's June speech in Cairo, he called on Palestinians to resist nonviolently, though Bil'in's long and creative struggle has inspired tens of thousands of Palestinians, Israelis and people worldwide.

President Obama spoke in Cairo and in Oslo in front of the whole world. Whether you are American are not, contact U.S. President Obama and ask him to keep his promise.

Another Nobel Peace Prize winner, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, explained during an August visit by the Elders to Bil'in (see picture), "Just as a simple man named Gandhi led the successful non-violent struggle in India and simple people such as Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela led the struggle for civil rights in the United States, simple people here in Bil'in are leading a non-violent struggle that will bring them their freedom. The South Africa experience proves that injustice can be dismantled."

Ask U.S. President Obama to stand by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and by Abdallah Abu Rahmah.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 8:57 pm
Is it the guy responsible for two bombings in Israel, one with 28 wounded?

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 9:08 pm

For kids who can't read and think they are facetious:

you're but a white noise, and unsubstantional for a feedback.
Crucial messages are passing without interferences.

Darlene K (356)
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 9:25 pm
noted and action taken, thank you.

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 4:04 am
noted & action taken

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 6:57 am
Signed thanks Jelica

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 9:56 am

For those who can read not only from extremist sites:

"A Palestinian man suspected of being behind hostilities in the weekly Friday riots against the security fence in the West Bank villages of Ni'lin and Bil'in was arrested by a special Border Police force in the Ramallah area overnight Wednesday."

Weekly riots include stoning police and civilans by unruly mob of leftists and anarchists and cannot be described as "Nonviolent protests".


Jelica R (144)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 1:19 pm

Thanks, Dar, Shirley and Tierney

Frank G (211)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 2:23 pm
Signed the letter. Best wishes to the people trying to save their villages.

Brad Miller (120)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 3:37 pm
2 things are the root of all evil: the love of Money$ i.e greed, and Organized Religion. IMHO. Plain ol' ignorance and stupidity aids and abets these. I'm sorry if anyone is offended by this, that is not my intent.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 4:09 pm
noted, signed, and put on facebook :) thanks for posting!

Gemma H (48)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 5:13 pm
Noted & signed ~ Thanks Jelica

Chris K (1231)
Wednesday December 16, 2009, 7:04 pm
noted & signed
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