Azaaz, A New “Voice” For Ordinary People, Urges Obama To Work For Israeli Palestinian Peace

Huffington Post this morning has an interesting article, “Why Israelis Trust Obama More Than Bibi Netanyahu,” written by the campaign director of a group called Avaaz, Paul Hilder.

The article emphasizes the urgency of working for peace and cites this article: “King Abdullah of Jordan’s ultimatum: peace now or it’s war next year”

Azaaz was founded in part by Its web-site says it is a “new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between he world we have, and the world most people everywhere want.” The web-site explains that “Avaaz” means “Voice” in many languages.

The Huffington Post article reports that Azaaz has created a short video (see below) urging Obama to push for mid-east peace and that it is raising funds to buy air time to show the video on American TV.

Azaaz says, “Israelis and Palestinians are crying out for someone to change the game. Yet if Middle East peace is a US interest, it is US citizens who will need to stand up and be counted, and US politicians and policymakers who will need to steel their nerves, to engage all the parties — and, finally, to lead.”

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