The Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission [a more apt name would be the Appeasement and Injustice Commission] voted to support a Congressional resolution to investigate Rachel Corrie's accidental death. On the other hand, the commission rejected a proposed amendment that would also demand an investigation into the deaths of American citizens who were murdered in Hamas suicide bombings. This is not mere moral equivalence, it is moral inequivalence!
The Berkeley City Council voted to accept the recommendation of the Appeasement and Injustice Commission. A letter will be sent, in the name of the people of Berkeley, to President Bush, Senators Boxer and Feinstein, and Representative Barbara Lee, calling for an investigation into the since closed issue of Rachel Corrie's self-inflicted accidental death while interfering with an Israeli defensive operation. In the streaming video of the council meeting, one can hear the squeals of joy from audience members applauding the council's vote to condemn, in essence, Israel's right to defend itself.
The Northern California Jewish Bulletin has more of the story.
The Appeasement and Injustice Commission provides contact numbers for the commission members who supported the resolution. Presumably because they seek feedback from the public. Why not help them out and give them a call to let them know how you feel about their vision of "peace and justice"?
Chair Anne Wagley (510) 204-9505
George Lipmann (510) 843-1160
[hat tip: Moisey Assiq]Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 12, 2003 03:30 PM