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U.S. group returning from Gaza to deliver Hamas letter to Obama in Cairo

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

We welcome your visit to the Arab world and your administration’s initiative to bridge differences with the Arab-Muslim world.

One long-standing source of tension between the United States and this part of the world has been the failure to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

It is therefore unfortunate that you will not visit Gaza during your trip to the Middle East and that neither your Secretary of State nor George Mitchell have come to hear our point of view.

To view entire letter, click here.

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder, with Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmed Yusef, the Hamas official who signed the letter to President Obama. Benjamin and a delegation of 66 delivered the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo June 4.

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder, with Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmed Yusef, the Hamas official who signed the letter to President Obama. Benjamin and a delegation of 66 delivered the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo June 4.

At 9 a.m. June 4, the delegation of journalists, social workers, professors and activists will carry the letter to the U.S. Embassy here along with a petition signed by more than 10,000 Americans asking Obama to go to Gaza to witness the impact of the recent Israeli invasion there and its ongoing blockade of the Gaza border.

For full article, visit http://codepinkalert.org//article.php?id=4927

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