Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bi-Partisan Letter to Secretary Clinton Supporting Higher Education Opportunities for Students from Gaza

Ask your Member of Congress to sign bi-partisan letter to Secretary of State Clinton supporting higher education opportunities for students from Gaza. This action alert comes from Churches for Middle East Peace.

See the full alert with active links at this CMEP web page: http://www.cmep.org/Alerts/2009/2009dec14.html

Bi-Partisan Letter to Secretary of State Clinton Supporting Higher Education Opportunities for Students from Gaza

Ask Your Member of Congress to Sign on Today! ~ December 14, 2009 ~

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Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC-4) and Congressman James Moran (D-VA-8) are collaborating on a bi-partisan letter to Secretary Clinton asking her to ensure that students from Gaza have access to higher education. The letter requests "an effective mechanism to evaluate and approve requests for Gaza residents to study in the West Bank in a timely manner."

http://action.cmep.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1427

Ask your Member of Congress to support the Inglis-Moran letter to Secretary Clinton because education is vital to prosperity, stability and peace in the region!

The recent case of Berlanty Azzam, a young Christian woman that was forcibly deported to Gaza only months before she was due to complete her degree at Bethlehem University highlights the difficult situation facing students from Gaza. The restrictions on travel between the West Bank and Gaza have meant that talented young Palestinians from Gaza are left with few opportunities to realize a better future for themselves and their society.

Contact your Representative and tell them to end the restrictions on student travel from Gaza to the West Bank because access to higher education increases the changes for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land!

Background Reading

"Deported Palestinian student can't finish studies," Lawahez Jabari, MSNBC, December 14, 2009. http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/12/14/2151587.aspx


Churches for Middle East Peace
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Phone: 202-543-1222
Web: http://www.cmep.org


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