Other peace and justice groups have asked for action. For example Palestine Action Group wrote to their supporters: This is a call for action on behalf of our friend, Dr Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, whom we know as a tireless advocate for human rights and justice.
Mazin is a Palestinian American citizen who lived in the US for 29 years before returning to Palestine nearly two years ago. He received his higher education in the US and served as a faculty member in schools of medicine at the Universities of Tennessee, Duke and Yale. He has also written several books, the most recent of which is Hope and Empowerment: A History of Popular Resistance in Palestine. Israel receives billions of our tax money, and carries out its targeting of nonviolent peace activists, like Mazin, with the tacit complicity of the US government. Please join us in writing to Israelis officials (that we are aware of Mazin’s situation and concerned for his safety) and US officials (asking that they use their influence on Mazin’s behalf).
Below are the addresses, and thanks for any attention you can bring to his case.
Israeli Embassy in US: Ambassador Michael Oren, Embassy of Israel, 3514 International Drive, NW, Washington DC 20008 Telephone: (202) 364-5500 Fax: (202) 364-5423 E-mail: info@israelemb.org
Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, 456 Montgomery St, Suite 2100, San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: 415-844-7500 Fax: 415-844-7555 E-mail: sf@israelconsulate.org
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton http://contact-us.state.gov/cgi-bin/state.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php or Secretary@state.gov U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520, Main Switchboard: 202-647-4000 / Comment Line: 202-647-6575 or 202-647-5291
US Embassy in Israel: U.S. Embassy, Israel 71 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv amctelaviv@state.gov
Israeli minister of justice: Min. of Justice Yaakov NEEMAN, Salah -a – Din 29 P.O.Box 49029 Jerusalem 91490 ISRAEL *
Interview of Mazin Qumsiyeh by Silvia Cattori*

Posted by: Tony Greenstein

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