Sign this petition to support a ceasefire in Gaza/Israel Conflict
PDA Condemns Violence, Calls for a Ceasefire, Continues Working for Peace. Sign on the Ceasefire Now Resolution in Congress, Here.
We are all saddened and traumatized by the horrible events coming out of the current Israel/Hamas war.
We unequivocally condemn the use of all violence, attacks, and bombings against both Israeli and Palestinian civilians. PDA is joining with our friends in Jewish Voice For Peace in calling for an immediate ceasefire. We need to stop the killing of innocent civilians.
From Jewish Voice For Peace:
B’Tzelem Elohim. All life is precious.
Those of us grieving both Israeli and Palestinian loved ones this week know there is no military solution. The only future is peace and safety for all—grounded in freedom, justice, and equality.
Half of Gaza’s population are children. They have nowhere to flee to. The Israeli government has trapped them in Gaza and cut their water, food, and electricity. It is starving them while bombing their neighborhoods one after another.
Join us—American Jews and allies—in demanding the Biden administration facilitate an immediate ceasefire and stop sending the Israeli military more weapons.
Millions of lives depend on it.
This from PDA Executive Director, Alan Minsky:
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) calls upon all Members of Congress to support the Ceasefire NOW Resolution. Both morality and common sense demand a ceasefire and de-escalation of hostilities in Israel and Palestine.
Per morality, if you believe, as you must, in the sanctity of human life and oppose indiscriminate killing, the simple fact of the ever-rising death toll makes the complete cessation of violence a moral imperative. Per common sense, the response to violence with more violence has been the default position of both Hamas and the Israeli state for decades—and the trauma only increases.
In his brilliant song/poem, “Every Grain of Sand,” Jewish-American Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan writes, “Like Cain I now behold a chain of events that I must break.” We need to make a clean break from this cycle of violence. The horror of the past ten days has shocked the world. Now is the moment to reject death and violence, and embrace humanity’s limitless capacity for renewal.
With love and solidarity for peace,
PDA National Staff