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Israel Kidnaps Cynthia McKinney, Human Rights Workers

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I think McKinney is in sync with Dr. Paul's

ideas about international relations. Open trade and communication; that includes people going about their business, peacefully ignoring government roadblocks to friendship among people of all countries.

"In an act of piracy, Israel has kidnapped a former U.S. Congresswoman, a Nobel laureate, and 19 others from a boat in international waters. It is critical that we all contact our Congressional representatives to demand that Israel release these people immediately and pay restitution.
To find your senators' and representative's phone numbers, you may use the searchable online congressional directory ( http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt ) or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators' and/or representative's office.

Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the senior staffer for foreign policy.

After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like Senator/Representative (Name) to call the State Department to demand that Israel immediately release the humanitarian workers it abducted earlier today and that the government of Israel pay compensation to them."

Good article!

On the whole situation--


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Cynthia McKinney Demands Immediate Release

Cynthia McKinney Demands Immediate Release After Her Gaza-Bound Boat is Seized by Israeli Navy

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Former U.S. lawmaker and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, whose relief boat was seized by an Israeli naval ship Tuesday for the second time in a year, is demanding the immediate release of her and 20 other activists.

McKinney, a longtime supporter of Palestinians, said her Greek-flagged boat, the Spirit of Humanity, was carrying medical supplies, cement, olive trees and children's toys to Gaza when it was boarded by the Israeli navy.

"This is an outrageous violation of international law against us," said McKinney. "Our boat was not in Israeli waters and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip. President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that's exactly what we tried to do. We're asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey."

The Israeli military issued a statement Tuesday saying that the boat had attempted to break a blockade of Gaza and was forced to sail to an Israeli port after ignoring a radio message to stay out of Gaza waters.

The statement said navy personnel boarded the freighter Arion without any shots being fired, and those on board were to be handed over to immigration authorities. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel was planning to free the crew and passengers.

"Nobody wants to keep them here," he said. "They will be released as soon as they are checked."


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Anyone know if she was in international or Israeli waters?

I saw she said they were in international, but you never know.

She was a pretty good congresswoman...for a dem although I'd still never vote for her.

They'll toss her back pretty soon...

when she talks them to death.


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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

What you can do to help get Cynthia McKinney free

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Justice
tel: +972 2646 6666 or +972 2646 6340
fax: +972 2646 6357

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
tel: +972 2530 3111
fax: +972 2530 3367

CONTACT Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
tel: +972 5 0620 3264 or +972 2670 5354
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CONTACT the International Committee of the Red Cross to ask for their assistance in establishing the wellbeing of the kidnapped human rights workers and help in securing their immediate release!

Red Cross Israel
tel: +972 3524 5286
fax: +972 3527 0370
tel_aviv.tel@icrc.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Red Cross Switzerland:
tel: +41 22 730 3443
fax: +41 22 734 8280

Red Cross USA:
tel: +1 212 599 6021
fax: +1 212 599 6009

Israeli foreign minister Ehud Barak is in Washington right now!

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