Mideast/Camp David Peace petition

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 16:47:34 -0400 (EDT)

Dear All,

As I'm sure most of you are aware, though it had appeared last night (7/19) that the Mideast Peace talks taking place in Camp David between Israelis and Palestinians had concluded without any agreement, the talks in fact are continuing. A peace agreement, one that recognizes powerful claims of justice and will enable all people in the region to live with their dignity intact and restored, might yet emerge from Camp David in the coming days.
Yitzhak Rabin, speaking from the White House lawn nearly seven years ago when the peace process with the Palestinians began, said:

"We, like you, are people, people who want to build a home, to plant a tree, to love, to live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy, as human beings, as free men. We are today giving peace a chance, and saying again to you: Enough. Let us pray that a day will come when we all will say: Farewell to the arms."

Below is a petition in support of the peace process. The petition asks that every 30th person forward Prime Minister Barak the petition. The Prime Minister's e-mail address is pm@pmo.gov.il (or barak@pmo.gov.il -- it might be safest to send to both addresses).
However, given the time constraints -- the talks may be over by the time 30 people have signed the petition -- I encourage you, in addition (or instead of) the petition to send the Prime Minister a short note. You might express your support for the peace process and your hope that he will be able to reach an agreement with Chairman Arafat at Camp David. It cannot hurt, and maybe it can help, if during one of Prime Minister Barak's phone calls home, the Prime Minister is informed that he is receiving many messages supporting the quest for peace.
As Shir LaShalom, The Song for Peace, the song that Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and others who loved peace sang the night Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated, says: "Don't say the day will come. Bring the day!"
Bring the day. If no one brings it, it won't come. Thank you. (See below.)

Yours in peace,


"I have only dreams: to build a better world, a world of harmony and understanding, a world in which it is a joy to live. This is not asking for too much." -- Yitzhak Rabin

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Prime Minister Barak has been abandoned by the politicians in his government on the eve of his important trip to attempt to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

We must show him that the people of Israel support him in his struggle for Israel's future.

To Prime Minister Barak,

We support you in your search to bring peace to Israel.

If you agree with this sentence, and you want to support the peace process, please

1. Copy the text into a new email message.

2. Put your complete name at the end of the list below.

3. Send to everyone you know who wants peace.

(Don't just forward it because then it will end up with rows of >>>'s)

If you are the 30th person to sign, please send the email to Prime Minister Ehud Barak (barak@pmo.gov.il and/or pm@pmo.gov.il):

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