ADC Action Alert:
Contact Kerry About His Views on the Middle East
Washington DC, August 27-The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee(ADC) is deeply troubled by sentiments expressed by democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in an opinion piece published in the Aug. 26 issue of “The Forward.”
Senator Kerry claims to have a “bold and new effort” to enhance security in the Middle East. However, his plan does little to promote a fair and balanced policy, rather it vilifies Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Palestine. His approach to the Israeli-Palestinian is one sided, serves to polarize already disparate parties, and does little to promote a just and lasting peace. The full text of his opinion piece is included below.
We urge you to contact the Kerry campaign to voice your concern about his views on the Middle East. For you convenience, ADC has created a letter you can send to the Kerry campaign, use this link: http://capwiz.com/adc/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=6299071
Alternately you can contact the Kerry campaign at the following address.
Kerry Edwards 2004, Inc.
901 15th St.NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
I am writing to express my alarm and extreme concern about the views you recently expressed in your piece published in “The Forward.” Your position on the Middle East is: aggressively hard-line; vilifies Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Palestine; and fails to uphold international law with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The views you espoused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will do nothing to foster a fair and lasting peace between Israeli and Palestinians and fail to take into account the hardships the Palestinian people are forced to endure under the ongoing Israeli military occupation; conditions that Palestinians have been living under for more decades.
The latest polling data demonstrates that Arab Americans and American Jews want a fair and balance policy with regards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Positions such as those outlined by you miss the chance to find a peaceful solution and will simply deepen the divide that already exists. I urge you to consider the human implications of your positions and to reconsider your views.