Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Justice Mail 5th DEcember 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

Christian Aid is asking the EU to take urgent action to promote a lasting and just peace in Gaza and the Middle East.

The European Union has the power and influence to get the peace process moving again. It is a member of the Quartet Group (alongside the UN, US and Russia), tasked with facilitating peace negotiations between the two sides since 2002.

It has close economic and political ties with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority and is a major provider of humanitarian assistance to the occupied Palestinian territory, which includes Gaza.

But the EU has not always used its power to provide the leadership it ought to.

Use the link below to write to the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Ashton, to remind her of the EU's obligations and the urgent need for the EU to play a key role in securing peace. Your message will also be sent to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, as the UK can also exert considerable influence over the situation both within the EU and in the region.

Mike Cross
All Saints Kings Heath

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