A Soldier's Mother has information about a petition I ask you to sign. As I am sure you all know, BO is set to give a gazillion dollars to Hamas in Gaza. I - and many others - have long held that this money should be tied to at least one condition: setting Gilad Shalit free.
I am not going to get into politics here. You all know the story of this brave Israeli soldier. You all know how his family, his mother and father - and all of Israel - has agonised over the fate of this young man.
A Soldier's Mother piece begins:
Monday, May 11, 2009... We are nothing if we do not support our soldiers and their families, and especially, now, Gilad and his family. If you are in Israel and around the world, please take one minute to sign the following petition. Someone asked me what good it will do and I'll tell you what I told them:1. It will tell Noam and Aviva Shalit that we have not, for a single moment of a single day, forgotten Gilad.2. It will, hopefully, send a message to the US government and other governments around the world. Do not think you can rebuild Gaza and leave the Shalit family destroyed.
Go now, and read the rest here. THEN, please sign the petition, and pass it on. Quite apart from all the other issues relevant to Israel, maybe on this one BO WILL be swayed by the raising of millions of voices around the world.
Do this for Gilad. Thank you.
*Monkey in the Middle also has a piece up about this. Go here to read.