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"Liberal" Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Co-Chair Of Progressive Caucus Backs Israel's Attack
The "liberal" Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey who is also co-chair of the Progressive Caucus is backing the Israel attack on the Freedom Flotilla. This was the response to a request on her position on the attack.
"Liberal" Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Co-Chair Of Progressive Caucus Backs Israel's Attack On Freedom Flotilla
peggyn, on June 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm Said:
this is literally sickening. i believe we need to accomplish a massive general strike until all survivors are returned safely home and then until all those in the govt loyal to israel and guilty of treason to the usa are removed from office. without pensions. and it does appear that the US government will stick staunchly with the israeli lies. again. copied below is an email i received from lynn woolsey, 6th district, california, in response to my email of horror and distress at the murders of humanitarian workers. woolsey never misses a chance to send israel money. she was one of the yea-sayers on the last vote to send $205 million. i asked her how she felt about what israel does with the money and weapons she votes to send to them. i want to share her response. i know others get similar responses from their reps but i want as many people as possible to see it in black and white. i think it would be a good idea to flood the internet with this email evidence of complicity in crimes against humanity and treason rampant in our congress and administration.
Dear Ms. Nicholson:
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me on this important matter.
Please know that I remain a strong supporter of both Israel’s right to exist as a sovereign nation and its right to defend itself from violent attacks. The devastation and death on both sides are inexcusable and deeply sadden me. Both Palestinians and Israelis must remain committed to reaching a peaceful resolution of the conflicts if they are ever able to attain any lasting security.
With Israelis living in fear of suicide bombings and rocket attacks and Palestinians continuing to live under terrible conditions, the situation between Israel and the Palestinians remains unsustainable. The Palestinian leadership needs to take active steps to eradicate acts of terrorism, and Israel must allow the Palestinian people the resources to work towards peace and stability. It’s my hope that the U.S. will return to its role as an honest broker and make a concerted effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table in order to end this on-going crisis. Please know that I will keep your thoughts in mind as I continue to work toward a just two-state solution in the Middle East that guarantees Israel’s security and provides self-determination for the Palestinians.
Again, it’s good to hear from you. The people of Marin and Sonoma counties are the most important voices I listen to as I serve in Congress.
Member of Congress
PS – Visit my web site and sign up to receive e-mail updates on legislative issues that are important to you. The address is: http://woolsey.house.gov/emailupdates.asp