Friday, April 16, 2004

Support the Fence

"B'nai B'rith International (BBI) calls upon its members throughout the U.S. to write or call their representatives and ask that they join the 145 House members who have joined as co-sponsors of bill H.R. RES.371 that declares support for Israel�s right to protect itself from terrorist attacks through the use of a security fence.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-NV) also condemns the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to request an opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legality of the fence.

B'nai B'rith International's leadership notes that every democratic government, including the European Union as a bloc, opposed this decision. These governments disagree with the UN because the security fence is an issue of sovereignty and should be discussed bilaterally among member states.

The terrorist attacks in Ashdod on March 14 demonstrate the unfortunate and undeniable need for Israel to construct a separation barrier. This need will continue until the Palestinian Authority does what is required of them by President Bush�s Roadmap to Peace Plan. This includes acting decisively against terror by rooting out terrorist cells, destroying terrorist infrastructure, and ending all acts of violence against Israelis everywhere.

Reps. Pence and Berkley and the bill�s co-sponsors are right on point and have the full support of B'nai B'rith International staff and membership.

B'nai B'rith members and supporters are urged to contact their Members of Congress if they are not on this list and urge that they add their support. If your Representative is on the list, thank him or her for their support.

Click here to find your representatives' contact information.

The following Members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors:

Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.) Berman (D-Calif.) Burns, M. (R-Ga)
Akin (R-Mo.) Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Burr (R-N.C.)
Alexander, R. (D-La.) Blunt (R-Mo.) Burton, D. (R-Ind.)
Andrews, R. (D-N.J.) Boehner (R-Ohio) Calvert (R-Calif.)
Baker, R. (R-La.) Bradley (R-N.H.) Cantor (R-Va.)
Barrett (R-S.C.) Brady, R. (D-Pa.) Cardin (D-Md.)
Bartlett, R. (R-Md.) Brown, H. (R-S.C.) Cardoza (D-Calif.)
Beauprez (R-Colo.) Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) Carson, B. (D-Okla.)
Berkley (D-Nev.) Burgess (R-Texas) Chabot (R-Ohio)
Chandler (D-Ky.) Isakson (R-Ga.) Rehberg (R-Mont.)
Chocola (R-Ind.) Israel (D-N.Y.) Renzi (R-Ariz.)
Cole (R-Okla.) Istook (R-Okla.) Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)
Cooper (D-Tenn.) Johnson, Sam (R-Texas) Rogers, Mike (R-Mich.)
Cox, C. (R-Calif.) Johnson, Timothy (R-Ill.) Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)
Crane, P. (R-Ill.) Jones, W. (R-N.C.) Rothman (D-N.J.)
Crenshaw (R-Fla.) Keller (R-Fla.) Ryun, J. (R-Kan.)
Crowley (D-N.Y.) Kelly (R-N.Y.) Sandlin (D-Texas)
Culberson (R-Texas) Kennedy, M. (R-Minn.) Saxton (R-N.J.)
Davis, Jo Ann (R-Va.) King, S. (R-Iowa) Schiff (D-Calif.)
Davis, A. (D-Ala.) Kingston, J. (R-Ga.) Schrock (R-Va.)
Davis, L. (D-Tenn.) Kline (R-Minn.) Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)
DeMint (R-S.C.) Lampson (D-Texas) Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
Deutsch (D-Fla.) Lantos (D-Calif.) Shadegg (R-Ariz.)
Diaz-Balart, M. (R-Fla.) LaTourette (R-Ohio) Shaw (R-Fla.)
Doolittle (R-Calif.) Linder (R-Ga.) Shays (R-Conn.)
Emanuel (D-Ill.) LoBiondo (R-N.J.) Sherman (D-Calif.)
Engel (D-N.Y.) Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.) Shimkus (R-Ill.)
Feeney (R-Fla.) McCarthy, C. (D-N.Y.) Simmons (R-Conn.)
Ferguson (R-N.J.) McNulty, M. (D-N.Y.) Simpson (R-Idaho)
Flake (R-Ariz.) Meek, K. (D-Fla.) Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
Foley, M. (R-Fla.) Michaud (D-Maine) Smith, N. (R-Mich.)
Forbes (R-Va.) Miller, C. (R-Mich.) Souder (R-Ind.)
Fossella (R-N.Y.) Miller, J. (R-Fla.) Stearns (R-Fla.)
Franks, T. (R-Ariz.) Murphy (R-Pa.) Sullivan (R-Okla.)
Frost (D-Texas) Musgrave (R-Colo.) Sweeney (R-N.Y.)
Garrett (R-N.J.) Myrick (R-N.C.) Tancredo (R-Colo.)
Gerlach (R-Pa.) Nadler (D-N.Y.) Terry (R-Neb.)
Gingrey (R-Ga.) Neugebauer (R-Texas) Tiahrt (R-Kan.)
Goode (R-Va.) Northup (R-Ky.) Vitter (R-La.)
Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.) Norwood (R-Ga.) Waxman (D-Calif.)
Gordon, B. (D-Tenn.) Nunes (R-Calif.) Weiner (D-N.Y.)
Graves (R-Mo.) Otter (R-Idaho) Weldon, D. (R-Fla.)
Green, G. (D-Texas) Owens, M. (D-N.Y.) Weldon, C. (R-Pa.)
Harris (R-Fla.) Pallone (D-N.J.) Weller (R-Ill.)
Hastings, A. (D-Fla.) Pickering (R-Miss.) Wexler (D-Fla.)
Hayworth (R-Ariz.) Porter (R-Nev.) Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
Hensarling (R-Texas) Ramstad (R-Minn.) Wynn (D-Md.)
Herger (R-Calif.) Young, D. (R-Alaska)
Hoeffel (D-Pa.) "


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.