molly hankwitz on 30 Oct 2000 06:17:10 -0000

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Anti-Peace Resolution on Today's Calendar
Urge Your Member of Congress to Speak Out Against Anti-Palestinian

To the surprise of many, a resolution (H.Con.Res. 426) condemning the
Palestinians for the recent outbreak of violence has been placed on today's
suspension calendar for a debate and vote on the House floor.  "Suspension
bills" are usually considered uncontroversial items and are not amendable,
limited to only 40 minutes of debate and require a 2/3 majority to pass.
Therefore, it is extremely important that you contact your member of
Congress and urge him or her to speak out against this one-sided and
counterproductive resolution.

The Right-Israel lobby has been pressuring its supporters in Congress to
bring H.Con.Res. 426 to the floor for the last two weeks. To date, it had
appeared this would not happen because the U.S. did not want to undermine
its role as an honest broker in the negotiations. Evidently, the urgency of
the current crisis and pressure to weigh in on recent events are too much
for some to resist. Now, they want to blame Palestinians for wanting to live
free in a state of their own.

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to contact your



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