David BedeinThe writer is director of Israel Resource News Agency and heads the Center for Near East Policy Research, author of Genesis of the Palestinian Authority and Roadblock to Peace: How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA Policies Reconsidered.
The way pressure works in Israel is that the more people who make direct contact with government people, the more the gov't feels under pressure.
And they will.
Here is a film of interviews that our agency conducted with some of these convicts, a few of whom have already been released.
Take an hour to write & make these calls - in the current Israeli gov't, the number of calls and letters is carefully tabulated.
Always make it personal: if this convict murdered your Mom, would you want him out on the streets?
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