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Last Thursday we let you know about a milestone in our ongoing campaign to hold Caterpillar, Israel and the United States accountable for human rights abuses Israel commits with CAT bulldozers, purchased at U.S. taxpayer expense as U.S. military aid.
According to Israeli news media, Caterpillar has temporarily delayed its delivery to Israel of tens of D9 bulldozers, the same type that the Israeli military used to kill U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie in March, 2003, as she nonviolently attempted to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
As weapons that the U.S. taxpayer paid for, in the form of military aid to Israel, bulldozer deliveries must be approved by the Obama Administration. We have a narrow window of opportunity to pressure the Obama Administration to make this temporary measure permanent.
Here's how you can help:
- Join more than 10,000 others who have signed our petition to President Obama, asking him to stop all deliveries of bulldozers to Israel. Help us reach our new goal of 15,000 signatures before we deliver them to the Obama Administration later this week.
- If you belong to an organization, please ask it to endorse our organizational sign-on letter to the Obama Administration, calling on it to stop all deliveries of bulldozers to Israel. More than 75 local and national organizations have signed already. Help us reach 100 endorsements by tomorrow evening (Wednesday) when we close the letter for endorsements. Read the letter, view the organizational endorsements, and add your organization's name.
- Spread the word about this campaign by telling a friend, forwarding this email, and embedding the graphic above on your web site, blog, or social networking profile.