From Jewish Voice for Peace. I urge you to sign their petition. Thanks, John
Stop cluster bombs now.
Tell the US Senate to join the global movement against cluster bombs.
Sign the petition.
Last summer, during the waning days of the war, Israel dropped hundreds of thousands of US-made cluster bombs in the southern part of Lebanon. From the end of the war, through January 2007, 22 Lebanese civilians were killed and another 164 wounded by cluster bombs that were left unexploded. Seven of the dead and 63 of the wounded were children, who often find unexploded cluster bombs laying about and try to pick them up.
Sign now to bring an end to the use of cluster bombs.
A global movement is well under way to ban these weapons, which cause a disproportionate amount of harm to civilians. But the United States is not part of it.
A Senate bill currently on the table would finally begin restricting the sale, transfer and use of cluster weapons. Similar proposed legislation was defeated last year. The current version is toned down in the hope that it might be passed.
Click here to find out more about cluster bombs and the Senate bill.
Jewish Voice for Peace has partnered with Just Foreign Policy to gather support for the Senate bill and put the United States on track to catch up with the global movement to ban cluster bombs. We’ll deliver this petition to every US Senator and every Democratic presidential candidate.
Tell them that US Jews and allies support a total ban on cluster munitions.
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