January 15, 2005
The Crisis In Palestine Continues
E ALL NEED TO BE REMINDED, at a time when people have been falling all over themselves to donate money to help the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami precious as those people are to please not forget the people of Palestine who have suffered worse than this for sixty years not by an act of God, but by the deliberate acts of men.
Some kindness is due in this world. Lets have some: a wholesome thought, a kind word, a smile, a good deed, however small.
Please consider donating a gift to one of these worthy helping agencies. No amount would be too little to give:
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Appeal 2005 (pdf)
Muslim Relief Organizations (an alphabetical list)
Physicians for Human Rights (an Israeli organization)
Medical Aid for Palestine (a Canadian organization)
Jerusalem Peacemakers: Peace in the Holy Land
KinderUSA (read message from their Board of Directors)
Lotus in the Mud: Buddhist Campaigns and Engagement (search this page for the word "sniper")
Salvation Army: Why are we here?
World Council of Churches: EAPPI
Rabbis For Human Rights: Giving voice in Israel to the Jewish tradition of human rights.
If everything you know about Palestine, and the conflict there, has come from the mainstream media, you may be grotesquely misinformed, sad to say. Please read something from alternative sources. Here are a few:
Rafah a refugee camp in Gaza (EI report)
Iraq a daily occurrence