Media Advisory: Leading American Muslims and Jews have joined in an unprecedented “Call for Shalom, Salaam, Peace” from the bloodshed in Israel and Palestine.
They deplore the violence carried out by Hamas and Israel, criticize the “disproportionate response” of the state of Israel, and call on President Biden to act with “far more energy” for peace. They describe the occupation and siege of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem and the displacement of Palestinians from their homes as the root cause of the present explosion, together with the religious affront of a police attack on Al Aqsa mosque on one of the holiest moments in the Muslim calendar.
The text of the Call and present signatures follow. Signatures continue to arrive.
For additional comment, call —
Daisy Khan, Executive Director, Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality, at 212-870-2550
Adem Carroll, of the Flushing Interfaith Council and Faith Coalition Against Genocide, at 646-251-0402
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Shalom Center, at 215-844-8494 and 215-805-5283.