Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Petition Congress: International Conference for Middle East Peace

Pres. Bush plans to call for an Israeli-Palestinian peace conference–but only wants to invite parties he considers “moderates” (but that won’t rule out the rightwing Likud Party in Israel!).  That’s not going to work.  We need all affected parties to have a stake in making the process work.  So, a number of organizations have begun a petition to the U.S. Congress to call for a more comprehensive international conference for Middle East Peace.  To read the petition, view current signatories, and/or sign yourself, click here.

October 11, 2007 - Posted by | Israel-Palestine, just peacemaking


  1. Michael,

    Thanks for this. I’m concerned there isn’t any real Jewish involvement in this. That voice will have to be added if this petition is to have any real effect.

    Comment by Bob Cornwall | October 11, 2007

  2. Jewish Voice for Peace is an initiator of the petition, as is the East Bay Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Group. But, you’re right, Bob, that far more Jewish groups need to be involved. I will contact Tikkun,, the Shalom Centre, and the Jewish Peace Fellowship and ask that they spread the word further.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | October 11, 2007

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