A reason to celebrate. Mohammad Othman and Jamal Jumah, two Palestinian prisoners of conscience arrested for their human rights activism have been released within the last 24 hours.
(Jewish voices for peace) generated over 10,000 emails to US President Obama, and over 2,200 emails to the US Consulate in East Jerusalem complaining about the arbitrary detention of Mohammad Othman. You helped up flood the US State Department with phone calls as well.
Let's keep the pressure up to free Abdallah Abu Rahmah as well. Archbishop Tutu has called for his release. Tell President Obama to demand that Israel free Bil’in's nonviolent leader Abdallah Abu Rahmah
Dear Pres. Obama: Hours before you received your Nobel peace Prize, in the dead of night, Israel arrested a leading nonviolent organizer, (schoolteacher) Abdallah Abu Rahmah from the West Bank... During an August visit by the Elders to Bil'in, Tutu said: 'Just as a simple man named Gandhi led the successful non-violent struggle in India and simple people such as Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela led the struggle for civil rights in the United States, simple people here in Bil'in are leading a non-violent struggle that will bring them their freedom. The South Africa experience proves that injustice can be dismantled.'
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