A Call for Justice and Decency

November 1, 2006

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Women in Black Los Angeles, PO Box 5341, Beverly Hills, CA, 90209

October 30, 2006

Mr Avi Shoshani
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
1 Huberman Street
Tel Aviv, Israel

Dear members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,

It is with great respect for classical music in general, and for the music of the Israel Philharmonic in particular that we, members of Women in Black, Los Angeles are writing you this letter. Some of us are Israelis now living in the US. We grew up attending concerts of the orchestra, and remember the experience with so much joy. We have the deepest appreciation for artists, musicians in this instance, and see you as being on the leading edge of Israeli society and as powerful opinion leaders in your

Learning that the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing next February at the prestigious Disney Hall in Los Angeles, following other concerts in New York and San Francisco, we are inspired to ask you this:

  • Are you willing to take a public stand to denounce the Israeli Occupation of the
    West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza?
  • Will you call for an end to Occupation as a first step toward a viable peace, and for honest negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders?

We are not just speaking from far away. Some of us have been in Israel /Palestine over the past few years. We have witnessed the Apartheid Wall, the checkpoints, and the daily humiliation and violence an entire population of Palestinians has endured for nearly forty years. Like many in Israel and the global community, we feel that this occupation must end. And like many other groups in the United States and in Los Angeles, we hope that, as representatives of the State of Israel, you will take a public stand on this issue.

The Occupation is damaging both Palestinians and Israelis, with so much suffering on
both sides. Former US President, Jimmy Carter, has recently written a book “Palestine:
Peace, Not Apartheid” due for release November 14. In his summary Carter writes:
“Israel’s current policy in the territories is a system of Apartheid, with two peoples
occupying the same land but completely separated from each other, with Israelis totally
dominant and suppressing violence by depriving Palestinians of their basic human
rights. Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the
primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land.”

Imagine that the Israel Philharmonic’s denouncement of the Occupation and call for
peace and justice will have a huge positive ripple effect on Israeli society. Imagine a
future where Israelis and Palestinians share the resources of their land with respect and
appreciation for each others’ humanity, cultures and needs.

Maybe it’s the artists and musicians who will finally bring peace and justice to Israel, Palestine and the region.

We hope you will distribute the letter to the members of your orchestra, and look forward to hearing from you by November 25, 2006 regarding your stand against the Occupation.

Please respond with your comments to Women in Black Los Angeles, PO Box 5341,
Beverly Hills, California, 90209, or email us at WomeninBlackLA@gmailcom.

Thank you,

Peace and blessings,

Elana Golden, Mary Hughes
For Women in Black, Los Angeles

CC: Zubin Mehta, Conductor; Ilia Konovalov, Concertmaster; Elyakum Salzman, Second
Violin; Miriam Hartman, Viola; Michael Haran, Cello; Teddy Kling, Bass; Yossi
Arnheim, Flute; Bruce Weinstein, Oboe; Ron Selka, Clarinet

Endorsements from groups and individuals

Women in Black, Los Angeles; Women in Black, Vienna, Austria; Women in Black,
Leuven, Belgium; Women in Black, Belgrade: Women in Black Bay Area, San
Francisco; Women in Black, Armidale, NSW Australia; Women in Black,
Canberra, Australia; Women in Black, Gulfcoast, Florida; East End Women in
Black, Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor, NY; Women of a Certain Age, New York

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Oakland; International Women’s Peace Service
(IWPS); Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Maryland; The
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) UK; Architects & Planners
for Justice in Palestine (DPJP), UK; The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination
Committee, NY; Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Scotland; British
Committee for Universities of Palestine, Birmingham, UK; Jews against the
Occupation (JATO), NY, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
(ICAHD), Israel

The WE Project LA; Café Intifada, LA; LA Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee,
LA; Western New York Peace Center, Buffalo; International Solidarity Movement
(ISM) Northern California; International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Southern
California; Tel Rumeida Circus for Detained Palestinians, West Bank, Palestine;
New Alliance for Middle East Solutions (NAME), NY; Network of Jews against the
Occupation, Italy; Middle East Fellowship of Southern California, California; Arab
Women’s Solidarity Association (AWSA)

Israel: Jeff Halper, Coordinator and Angela Godfrey-Goldstein, Action Advocacy
Officer, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), Jerusalem;
Jonathan Cook, writer, Nazareth; Uri Davis, PhD, Chair, AL-BEIT, Association for the
Defence of Human Rights in Israel, Sakhnin; Elana Wesley, musician, peace & human
rights activist and Sara Kajtar, Tel Aviv; Taghrid Shbita, human rights lawyer, Tira; Daphne Banai, Tel Aviv; Tsilli Goldenberg, Jerusalem; Yehudit Kierstein Kehset, writer,
Jerusalem; Dorothy Naor, Herzlia, Israel; Anat Biletzki, Tel Aviv U, Tel Aviv; Liad
Kantorowicz, Tel Aviv; Bilha Sundermann Golan, Moshav Beit Sha’arim; Annelien
Kirsch-Kroon, Ramat Hasharon

Palestine: Nora Lester Murad, PhD., Beit Hanina; Amneh Daragmeh, Jenin; Dr. Hassan
and Miriam Almisshai, Network Arab American Professionals (NAAP), Gaza; Suad
Amiry, architect, writer, Ramallah; Matthew Middleton, Bethlehem; Nidal Abuzuluf,
Coordinator, Network of Christian Organizations in Bethlehem; Meg Carter, Bethlehem;
Mohammad Alsaafin, Ramallah; Hannah Mermelstein, Salfit; Rania Elias, Director,
Yabous Productions, East Jerusalem; Jerry Levin, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Hebron,
author, West Bank Diary

Los Angeles: Donna J. Warren, Green Party Candidate for Lt. Governor, LA; Saree
Makdisi, Professor of English, UCLA; Ivan Strasburg, cinematographer, LA; James
Lafferty, lawyer, host, Lawyer’s Guild Show, LA; Jerrold Cohen, PhD., Editor, The
Occupation Report, LA; Hanna Elias, filmmaker, LA; Maryna Hrushetska, Executive
Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum, LA; Don Bustany, ‘Middle East in Focus’ radio
show, LA; Nina von Teussing, filmmaker, LA; David Wittry, artist, LA; Gabriel
Piterberg, history professor, UCLA; Mahmood Ibrahim, PhD, history professor, LA;
Diane Lefer, author, LA Jews for Peace, LA; Norm Ewers, Middle East Task Force,
Episcopal Diocese of LA; Yael Korin, WIB; Marie Moser, LA; Emma Rosenthal, WIB,
Greta Berlin, ISM, WIB; Pat Twair, journalist, WIB; Pat Barry, human rights attorney;
Hughes Thompson, human rights activist; Frances Fuji, MA, LA; Carole LaFlamme,
WIB: Ramona Silva, LA; Kevin Damato, IWitnessPalestine, LA; Barbara Gluck, The
Global Light Network, LA; Nancy Halpern, LA; Mary Sutton, graphic artist, LA; Carol
Krauthamer Smith, human rights attorney, LA; Wally Marks, LA; Frances Anderson,
Progressive Democrats, LA; Argelis Ortiz, artist, LA; Don Bowers, Jack Unger, Bernhard
Rohrbacker, labor lawyer, Loren Lewis, Ed Pearl, Maricela Guzman, US Navy Veteran,
Musa Nasir, Samir Twair, Emily Loughran, Yadira Arevalo, Mike Kogan, and Don W.
White, educator, LA; CJ Minster, Program Chair, Women’s International League for
Peace & Freedom, LA; Hagit Borer, Professor, Linguistics, USC, LA

Southern California: Jodie Evans, co-founder, CODEPINK, Women for Peace, Venice;
Edward Tawil, former chair, Arab-American Caucus, Democratic party, Costa Mesa;
Fred Shepherd, Global Information Services, Greenbrae; Rev. Darrel Meyers, Middle
East Fellowship of Southern California, Burbank; Therese Tappouni, Oceanside; Belinda
Bauer, Santa Monica; Jalaledin Ebrahim, Oxnard; William Richert, writer/director, Santa
Monica; Yasmine Gado, Santa Monica; Katrina L. Wright, Hollywood; Nadia S.
Bettendorf, educator, California; Phyllis Solomon, Seal Beach; Sandra Pettit, civil rights
attorney, Santa Monica; Yadi Hashemi, engineer, Hawthorn; Ana Sanchez, MD, Newport
Beach; Steve Mattson, psychologist, Venice; Deena Metzger, author/philosopher,
Topanga; Mostafa Zayed, PhD, Marina del Ray; Yadi Hashemi, Hawthorn; Gerald
Schmidt, Cyprus, Randi Johnson, filmmaker, Topanga; Tony Paukstis, Orange; David
Shibley, Santa Monica; Susan Swartz, writer, Thousand Oaks; Diana Bandak, San Diego;
Najeeb Elhatoum, Lancaster; Ted and Sharon Shohfi, Huntington Beach; Doris Bittar,
San Diego; Stanley and Diana Waechter, Elk Grove; David Rocha, musician and teacher,
Castro Valley; Judy Neunuebel, Santa Barbara; Barry Weiss, Encino;
Jeffrey Warner, PhD, La Habra Heights; Peggy Paull, Laguna Woods; Erica Hahn,
member of Arbeiterring, Huntington Beach; Stephanie Sieveke, Azusa Pacific U; Sylvia
Khuri, Escondido; Sabry Abdel Aziz, CPA; Barbara Aswad, PhD, Anthropology
Professor, Claremont; Lynda Hernandez, Huntington Beach; Maggie Zayed, Irvine;
Frank Bardacke, WILPF, Watsonville; Gary Fields, Associate Prof., UDSD, San Diego

San Francisco Area: Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK, SF; Mitchell Plitnick, Director of
Education and Policy, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Alameda; Barbara Lubin, Middle
East Children’s Alliance (MECA) Berkeley; Paul Larudee, International Solidarity
Movement, SF: Jonas Moffat, Palestinian Circus, SF; Sandra Butler, Bay Area WIB, SF,
Nan Budinger, writer, SF; Denni Leibowitz, Bay Area WIB, SF; Sanaz Meshkinpour,
Global Exchange, SF; Tasmin Gosia, SF; Stefano Alberti, SF; Bruce Balin, SF; Janet
Jones, SF; Christine Cordaro, SF; Rita Karuna Cahn, LCSW, Psychotherapist, SF: Carol
Sanders, JVP, Berkeley; Karen Platt, JVP, Albany; Mo Shooer, JVP, SF; Glen Hauer,
JVP, Berkeley; Jean Pauline, WIB Bay Area, Berkeley; Phylece Snyder, Lawrence J.
Waldron, Berkeley; JVP, Oakland; Russell Bates, Berkeley; Nabil Wahbeh, Berkeley.
Mary Prophet, Berkeley; Lawrence J. Waldron, Berkeley

Northern, Central, California: Shaheen Kazi, San Mateo; Maureen Smith, Peace and
Freedom party, Santa Cruze; Helen Rose, WILF, Monterey; Esther Riley, Fairfax;
Marian Blanton, San Rafael; Conne Pratt, Chico; Mushtaq A. Syed, San Jose; Hisham
Ghazouli, Redwood City; Darlene Wallach, Justice for Palestinians, San Jose; Eunice
Eichelberger, retired attorney, Lafayette; Zoe Goorman, Mill Valley; Omar Shakir,
Students Confronting Apartheid in Israel, Stanford; Sharon Edgar, designer, Santa Rosa;
Philip L. Fetzer, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo;
Manzar Foroohar, California Polytechnic State U, San Luis Obispo; Mike Severson,
Santa Rosa; Georgette Nahha, Stockton; Marcia Rider, Corralitos; Thomas I. Green,
Rosamond; Robert Kirkconnell, Veterans for Peace, Crestline

New York City: Jenny Heinz, CODEPINK, Granny Peace Brigade; Donald Moore, West
Side Jesuit Community; Gail Miller, Women of a Certain Age; Carol Yost, Ad Hoc
Coalition for Justice in the Middle East; Ann Petter, graphic designer; Doreen and Stuart
Shapiro, NY; Michael S. Smith, litigator; Barbara Aubrey, PhD; Andy Musilli, NY; John
McDermott, NY; Gil Talmi, film composer; Elizabeth Horowitz, NY; Rosie Bsheer,
Columbia U; Patrick Friel, NY; Veronique Toynon, NY; Gale C. Georgalas, New York
Metropolitan Opera; George Tiamsa,NY; Meredeth Turshen, WIB Union Square, NY;
Steve Botticelli, NY; Rick Whitaker, Columbia U; Patricia Ann Abraham, NY; The Rev.
Max B. Surjadinate, NY; Mirene Ghossein, NY; Miriam M. Reik, NY; Ann Goerdt, NY;
James Burgess, NY; Elizabeth Sperber, NY; Kathleen Chalfant, NY; Elena Nasereddin,
EdD, teacher, NY; Katie Jergens, actress, NY; Katie Unger, Jews against the Occupation
(JATO) Brooklyn; Anthony Alessandrini, City University of New York, Brooklyn; James
W. Tate, Brooklyn; Marcia Bernstein, Brooklyn; Nadia Saah, Brooklyn; Christine
Vassallo, musician, Brooklyn

New York State: Howard Horowitz, Board Chair, Westchester Peoples Action Coaltion
Foundation, member, Temple Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle; Daniel Strum, son
of Holocaust survivor, Nyack; Yoram Gelman, ISM-NYC, Tarrytown; Joshua Frank,, Richard Cross, Tarrytown; Elaine Hencke, WIB, Woodstock; Tarak
Kauff, Woodstock; Albany; Nancy Ann Siracusa, Cornell University, Ithaca; Andrew
Courtney, Westchester County; Thomas Suarez, Hartsdale; Shireen Tawil, Astoria; Lucia
Sommer, U of Rochester; Ellie Bernstein, Ophelia’s Media Productions, Highmount;
Eleanor Ommani, Westchester; Silvia Tennenbaum, East Hampton; Hyder Syed, Buffalo;
John Buckley, Director, Maharishi Enlightenment Center of Buffalo;
Daniel McGowan, Geneva; Jacob A. Abu-Zeid, Suffern; Bill Wachob, Assistant Dean,
Buffalo; Chris Weinert, Buffalo War Resisters; Sigrid Meinel, East End WIB, Long
Island; Ken Wibecan, journalist, Peru

Alabama: Mary Witherspoon, Huntsville

Arizona: Marjorie Ford, Tuscon; Ramsey Madany, Phoenix; Betts Putnam-Hidalgo,
WIB and Middle East Justice Now; Tuscon

Arkansas: David Willcox, Harrison; Krista Lewis, PhD, Professor, Anthropology, Little Rock

Colorado: Jeffrey Garrison, Colorado Springs; Ronald Forthofer, PhD, Longmont; Julia
Aweida, Louisville; David Williams, Golden; Vicki Armstrong, Littleton; Pam Shannon,
Wheatridge; Elissa Tivona, Fort Collins; Scott A. Sloan, Margaret Mumby, Denver;
Adrienne Harber, Boulder; Alaaudin Baaj, Colorado Springs

Connecticut: Samuel Goldberg, West Hartford; Liz Aaronsohn, New Britain; Peter
Viering, attorney, Stonington; Liz Viering, Stonington; Bill Capowski, Cheshire; Gilda Outremont, WIB, Bethany

Delaware: James Willis, Newark

Florida: Rachel Roberts. Miami; Ghassan M. Rubeiz, Palm Beach Gardens; Pamela
Elsaadi, Tampa; Tim Shipe, educator, Melbourne; RS Thompson, Satellite Beach; Gerald
Heidel, Films for Justice in Palestine, St. Petersburg; Shimon Gottschalk, Tallahassee;
Roshi Hebert, Largo; William Van Natta, Reality News Network, Riviera Beach; Jim
Rucquoi, Sanford; Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Islamic Studies;
Richard Curtiss, educator, Boynton Beach, Marcella Respini, St. Petersburg

Georgia: Lujean Rogers, past president, human rights organization, Atlanta; Lara Aryani, Atlanta; Rita Fairchild, Atlanta; Elizabeth Bishop-Martin, WIB, Athens; Marianne Skeen, Decatur; Ann Darby, WIB, Athens

Hawaii: George M Hudes, violinist, member of Congregation Sof Ma’arav, Honolulu;
Reverend Barbara Grace Ripple, United Methodist Minister, Honolulu; Robert Stiver,
Pearl City; Pat Blair, Hawaii; Helen Higa, Honolulu; Margaret Brown, Honolulu

Illinois: Paul Findley, former member of Congress 1961-83, Jacksonville; Norman
Finkelstein, author, DePaul U, Chicago; Jippy Diab, Glen Ellyn; Gary Kleppe, Villa
Park; Michael Levin, musician, Chicago; Delbert Leppke, Working Group on the Middle
East, Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policies, Evanston; Rebekah Levin, Oak
Park; Sandy Koreic, Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, Oak Park; Carol
Herzenberg, Suleiman abu Sabha, Tom Koutsoukos, Stephen J. Lendman, Thomas Joyce,
Howard Cort, Louis Hirsch, Richard Admiak, PhD, Chicago; Nancy Ali, Lombard

Indiana: Rima Merriman, Bloomington; Harriet Wilson Ellis, Chicago

Iowa: Ramfrid Thelle, Decorah; Rev. Mary Green

Kansas: Deborah A. Gordon, PhD, Wichita; Laura Tillem, Wichita

Kentucky: Robert J. Beebe, Lexington; Linda Beasley Baali, retired and Fuad Baali,
Professor Emeritus, Western Kentucky U, Bowling Green

Maine: Genevieve Cora Fraser, Orange; Maurine Tobin, Sunset; Laurie McPherson,

Maryland: Ambassador Edward L Peck, Chevy Chase; Beth Willis and Andrea Norouzi,
WIB, Frederick; Maha Daniel, Potomac; Doris Rausch, Elligott; Fatimah Jackson, PhD,
professor, U Maryland; Joanne Heisel, Columbia; Charles Harne, Issue

Massachusetts: Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT, Cambridge;
Michael Maria, Boston; Nayla Rathie, Belmont; Lorrie Hall, Duxbury; Janice Hayden,
Concord; Despina Moutsouris, Brookline; Hilda Silverman, WIB Boston, JVP, Boston;
Mahjoub Elghorfi, Shutesbury, Stephen Sarvis, Cristopher Scott Marilyn Gabor,
Kimberly Katz, PhD, Baltimore; Alan Blitz, Newton; Steve Lendman, Boston; Jean M.
Entine, JVP, Cambridge

Michigan: Mary Heffron, WIB, Traverse City; Wadad Abed, Karem A. Sakallah, Itzik
Henig, Carolyn Diem, Sonja Page, Jean Converse, Tahani and Lutfi Othman, and
Taroob Boulos, Ann Arbor; Ann Remley, Interdenominational Advocates for Peace, Ann
Arbor; Niman Shukairy, DDS, Flint; Rabia Shafle, Samir A. Alhasan, PhD, Senior
Scientist, Dearborn; May Seikaly, ME Studies Professor, Detroit; Sally Shaheen Joseph,
attorney, Flint; Amal Randolph, West Bloomfield; Hani Bawardi, U of Michigan,
Dearborn; Charles Feighner, Detroit; Yousef Siddiqui, Bloomfield

Minnesota: Natalie Hoover, Minneapolis; Erika Zurawski, MN Anti-War Committee,
Minneapolis; John V. Bergen, PhD, Owtonna; Hala V. Furst, Palestinian-American
theatre artist, St. Paul; Jim DeWall, St. Louis Park; Arloa Ellertson, Pequot Lakes

Missouri: Hedy Epstein, WIB, St. Louis; Karen Johnson, St. Louis; Dave Talley,
minister, Carthage; Mohammad Babar, Farmington

Nebraska: Gregg D. Pyka, Bellevue

New Jersey: Amy Omeara, Jersey City; Ferdinand Gajewski, PhD, Westfield; Sam
Habiby, Homdel; Rich Siegel, Teaneck

Nevada: Nadim K. Alawar, Henderson; Cheryl Hame, Las Vegas; Jacques Yammine

New Mexico: Miriam Adams, Sopenan de Vigil and Richard M. Berthold, Professor
Classical History Emertitus, Albuquerque; Katherine Hughes-Fraitekh, Outreach
Coordinator for the Middle East Peace and Justice Alliance
North Carolina: Dave Reed, Greensboro; Jon Paul McClelllan, Chapel Hill; Martha
Harris, Garner

Ohio: Marianne Huston, Worthington, Ohio; Amani Ramahi, Cleveland; Karen Lewis,
Galloway; Anisa Abd el Fattah, Nat. Association of Muslim-American Women,
Cleveland; Samuel Mattar, Danya Karram, Cincinnati; Patricia Lynn Morrison,
journalist, Miamisburg; Reverend G. David Daley, West Park Christian Reformed
Church, Cleveland; Z Alani, Dublin; Mahmoud El-Yousseph, Arab-American veteran,
Westerville; Iveta Jusova, PhD, Antioch College, Yellow Springs; Fr. Benjamin J.
Umston, S.J., Xavier U, Cincinnati; Lauren Hind, student, Antioch College, Yellow
Springs; Len Guini, National Socialist Movement, Covington

Oregon: Gloria Garvin, PhD, TV producer, Joseph; Jeanne Clark, Salem; Clyde Alan
Farris, MD, Tualatin; Sue Willbanks, Beaverton; Ken Hark, Florence; Bill Mansour,
Corvalis; The Rev. Deacon Maria McGarry-Lawrence, Convener, Episcopal Peace
Fellowhip, Oregon; Karen Saal Boyer, teacher, Portland; Maridale and William Moore,
Ashland; Jeanne Raymond, Corvalis; D. Samel-Garloff, Ashland

Pennsylvania: Brian Johnston, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburg; Neil
Himber, Youngsville; Lina, Soad, Summer, Sayel and Samira Ali, Network of Arab
American Professionals (NAAP), Philadelphia; Sally and Samar Alameri, Maria and
George Vazquez, Irvin Hartman, Jill Velez, Fernando Perdigao, NAAP, Philadelphia;
Karim A. Aref, Downington; Professor Luciana Bohne, Edinboro U, Edinboro; Yehia Y.
Mishriki, MD, Emmaus; Shafik Saikaly, Glenshaw; Sayed Omran, Ardmore; Pearl W.
Hoffman, Gettysburg; Sandra R. Mackie, pastor and lover of music, Gettysburg
Rhode Island: Richard W. Robbins, Providence; Warren G Hohwald, Erie
South Carolina: Jean Marterre, Charleston; Emily Schornstein, Clover; Frank F. Espey,
MD, Greenville

Tennessee: Noelle Janka, Dores for Palestine, Vanderbilt U, Nashville; Lars and Wafa
Lindeberg, Nashville

Texas: Guy Story Brown, Professor, philosophy and literature, Lubbock Christian U.,
Lubbock; Robert Jensen, writer, professor of journalism, U. of Texas, Austin; Jo Wallace,
Dallas; Melinda Mason, Arbonne International, Lubbock; Tarif Abboushi, Houston;
Bernardo G. Aleksander, MD, El Paso; Beth Ellen McKinney, Associate Faculty,
Murphy; Karen H. Pennington, human rights/immigration lawyer, Dallas; Mohammed
Alatar, Palestinians for Peace and Democracy, San Antonio; William Kelly, Austin;
Ricardo M. Abuabara, financial consultant, Houston; Patricia Krommer, CSJ, Pax Christi

Vermont: James Marc Leas, attorney, Burlington; Mark Hage, Vermonters for a Just
Peace in Palestine/Israel, Montpelier; Francis J. Manasek, Norwich

Virgina: Nidal Ibraham, writer, Alexandria; Morton Nadler, Blacksburg; Frances
Wright, Arlington; Shelley Ploe, Burke; E. Virginia Lapham, PhD, Vienna; Muna Audi
Zahr, Arlington; Manai Tellawi, Alexandria; Muhammad Hallaj, PhD, Fairfax; Dan
Meyer, Alexandria; Rev. Susan P. Wilder, Springfield; Keren Batiyov, Arlington; Doris
Safie, Charlottesville

Washington: Ramzy Baroud, writer, journalist, Seattle; Craig and Cindy Corrie,
Olympia; Erica Ben, Fakhereddine Berrada, Jen Marlowe and Judith Kolokoff, Seattle;
Diane Adkin, Camas; Mike Whitney, political journalist, Snohomish; Dr. Carl F. Selnes,
Master Sergeant Retired, Walla Walla; Robert W. Maule, Poulsbo; Mike Ellison, West
Hills Friends Meeting, Vancouver; Joseph Gallegos Pullman, WA; Kim Wool, JVP,
Seattle; Donman Ashanti, Concrete

Washington DC: John D. Van Wagoner, VP, Cathedral Choral Society, Washington
National Cathedral; Delinda Hanley, News Editor, Washington Report on Middle East
Affairs Magazine; Huwaida Arraf, co-founder, International Solidarity Movement; Brian
Wood, Jennifer Dixon, Cathleen Higley, Alison Weir, Dr. Fouzi El-Asmar, Michael
Beard, Munjed Murad, Melinda Beard, Hannah Sinoway and Lily Pilgrim, DC; Sushetha
Gopallawa, Senior Program Officer, Center for Human Rights, Robert F. Kennedy
Memorial, DC
West Virginia: Meg Squier, conflict resolution and peace, Hinton
Wisconsin: Jill Breslau, JD, MA, Madison; Dave Benck, Madison, Donald and Jane
Ryan, Janesville

Canada: Smardar Carmen, Jewish Women against the Occupation, Toronto; Peter
Egland, professor of sociology, Kitchener; Janice Williamson, professor of English,
Unversity of Alberta, WIB, Edmonton; Siraj Ali, Cycom Canada, Scarborough, Ontario;
Fazal rur Rahman, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; Mohammad Atuallah, United Front
Canada, Toronto; Judith Deutsch, Toronto; Dr. Miriam Garfinkle, Toronto; Dorothy
Field, Victoria, BC; Roswitha Shaw, Ontario; Jean E. Lee, United Church of Canada,
Toronto; Kai Seay, Canada; Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta and Yoko Oikawa, WIB,
Vancouver, BC; Elisabeth Chomko, Ontario; Stephen Aberle, WIB, Vancouver;
Elizabeth Block, Jewish Women’s Committee to End the Occupation, Toronto; Alawi
Mohideen, Toronto

Europe: Lynne Jones, House of Commons, London, UK; Gretta Duisenberg, Chair, Stop
the Occupation, The Netherlands; Tanya Reinhart, Israeli Professor, The Netherlands;
Aharon Shabtai, Israeli poet, The Netherlands; Riyad Abboushi, Member of the Labour
Party, Executive member, Arab Labour Group and Arab Jewish Forum, Purley On
Thames, UK; Baroness Jenny Tonge, House of Lords, UK; Dr. Keith A. Tonge,
Richmond, UK; Abe and Rosamine Hayeem, Architects & Planners for Justice in
Palestine, UK;

Paola Canarutto, Network of Jews Against the Occupation, Italy; Claire Mialhe, French
Jewish Union for Peace, Dieupentale, France; Larry Zweig, Solidariaet International,
Nuremberg, Fuerth, Germany; Diana Neslen, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, UK; Les
Levidow, Jews Against Zionism, London, UK; Grazia Borrini Feyerbend, CEESP/World
Conservation Union, Switzerland; Ana Fernandez, Nonviolent Peaceforce Org,
Barcelona; Dror Feller, Chairman, European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP), Stockholm;
Lillian Cordova Kaczerginski, European Jews for a Just Peace, France; Elhaimer Marie,

Paula Abrams-Hourani, WIB, Tina Salhi WIB, and Waltraud Schauer, WIB, Austria;
Rachel Shoukran, WIB, Marseille; Lieve Snellings, WIB, Belgium; Josiane Olff-Nathan,
U Louis Pasteur, WIB, and Nahed Pust, WIB Strasbourg, France; Vivian Cohen, WIB,
Paris; Gerd Gottlieb, WIB, Denmark; Zahia Chabane, WIB, Paris; Camilla Cancantata,
WIB, musician and composer, London, UK

Ellen Rohlfs Leer, Gush Shalom, Germany; Boryana Aleksandrova, Germany; Daslav
Brkic, music lover, Milan, Italy; Anthony Joseph Geha Yuja, Florence, Italy; Enrique
Ferro, Brussels, Belgium; Juan A. Alvarez, consultant and music lover, Madrid, Spain;

Yoshua Auriga, Antwerp, Belgium; Mulham Assir, writer, Spain; Carol Morton, Hadeel,
Palestinian Fair Trade shop, Edinburgh, Scottland; Guenter Schenk, Member, The
Collective of Jewish/Arab Groups, Strasbourg, France; Patricia Alessandrini, composer,
Paris, France. Pierre Stambul, President, French Jewish Union for Peace

Alison Pickford, Malvern, UK; Katherine Morris, Mansfield College, Oxford University,
UK; Alfred Giannantonio, Parma, Italy; Basel and Tamer Almisshal, Network of Arab
American Professionals, London, UK; Hassan Shirazi and Rym Krouri, London, UK;
Jenny Miller, filmmaker, London, UK; Elizabeth Anderson, Oxfordshire, UK; H.
Moontasir, London, UK; John Barugh, active research, East Boldon, UK; Diala Husseini
and Paul Kelly, London, UK; Andy de la Tour, writer, London, UK; Susan Wooldridge,
actor, London, UK; Nicholas Postlethwaite, Liverpool, UK; Kathy Panama,Fathieh Saudi
and Wissam Boustany, London, UK; Steve Fox, architect, UK; Martin White, oboist and
lawyer, London, UK; Christopher Leadbeater, Ashford Kent, UK; Diana Safieh, London,
UK; Susan Harley, Neil Tappenden, Zoe Porteous, Brighton, W. Sussex

Middle East and Far East: Ahmed Amr, Editor,, Alexandria, Egypt;
Firas Alatraqchi, NAAP Cairo, Egypt; Jane El Horr, Lebanon; Saleh Elkmeshi, Tripoli,
Libya; Nabil B. Darwazeh, Amman, Jordan; Dr. Abdullah Arar, Amman, Jordan; Burhan
Omran, Saudi Arabia; Karim Bawab, Jordan

Wendy Sharpe, St. Ives, NSW, Australia; Costandi Bastoli, Sydney, Australia; Anna
Saxon-Taylor, WIB, Canberra, Australia: Debbie Mennon, peace activist, Melbourne,
Australia; Ramon S. Bagatsing III, actor, Manila, Philippines; Mamie Putt, John Putt.
Gordon Putt, New Zealand; Earlaiman Abdullah Gale, war veteran and peacnik, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia; Dr. Roshan de Silva Swjeyeratne, Australia; Chris Cheung, WIB,
Nagano, Japan; Jennifer Matsui, writer, Tokyo, Japan