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Gaza/Israel delegation update

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Last Friday we began our delegation with an opening orientation that was both joyous and somber as only hours later a Palestinian activist in Nil’in had been killed by the IDF.  This is the reality of being here in Israel–feeling surrounded in one moment by happy, laughing families in a cafe, and just over the [...]

Delegates into Gaza through Israel, now blogging!

Monday, June 8, 2009

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Be sure to follow the 33 members of CODEPINK’s delegation to Gaza through Israel — they just made their first attempt to get through the Erez checkpoint today — by reading various delegates’ blogs! Pam Rasmussen blogs here (latest post), NTodd Pritsky here, and Felicia Parazaider here. And be sure to check back here for [...]

Official release:CODEPINK and Israeli feminist group protest at Erez checkpoint at Israel/Gaza border

Monday, June 8, 2009

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EREZ, ISRAEL — More than three dozen Americans and Israelis rallied today at the border checkpoint here into Gaza, hoping to be let through into the war-torn area with playground building materials, food and other products to delivered to the Gazan people, after Israel authorities barred them from entering. Patch Adams, the American clown-doctor documented [...]

Letter from Hamas to Obama now posted on CommonDreams

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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CommonDreams and other sites have just posted the text of the letter Hamas officials penned to Obama earlier this week, which a 66-member CODEPINK delegation to Gaza delivered this morning to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Check it out, with an introduction from me, here. There’s also a Reuters photo of members of the delegation [...]

A letter from Hamas to Obama

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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The 66-member delegation met several times with Hamas officials in the several days it spent in Gaza, and delegates (including me) encouraged them to write a letter to Obama expressing that he visit Gaza while in the Middle East to see the damage for himself of the assault earlier this year and the border blockade. [...]

Official release: U.S. group returning from Gaza to deliver Hamas letter to Obama in Cairo

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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CAIRO — An American group arriving here tomorrow from war-torn Gaza will deliver a letter penned by Hamas officials to Pres. Obama, who will be in Cairo delivering his landmark speech to the Arab world. At 9 a.m. June 4, the delegation of journalists, social workers, professors and activists will carry the letter to the [...]

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