If George Washington Were Alive Today... 
  Would he accept the current Administration’s position of condemning the 
resistance actions of the Lebanese and supporting the Israeli occupation of Lebanon?

This week, the United States celebrates Presidents Day to honor great presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, the father of this country and the great hero of the American Revolution against British tyranny.   If George Washington were alive today, would he accept the current Administration’s position which condemns the resistance actions of the Lebanese and supports the Israeli occupation of Lebanon and its brutal aggression against innocent Lebanese civilians?  Or would he salute the efforts of the Lebanese to rid themselves of the tyranny of the Israeli occupiers?  He would say that if the British citizens living in the American colonies fought against British rule when it became too tyrannical, then we should give the same right to any people living on the earth to fight against occupation – most certainly to people who are being occupied by an alien nation.  He would command his Secretary of State to issue a strong, clear statement that violence against any nation’s sovereignty will not be tolerated, and he would not accept discussions of “peace” in which the resistance actions of the victims were placed on a par with the terrorist actions of the occupying force.

Washington’s dream was to build a country based on the values of freedom and human rights and to share these values throughout the world by supporting the rights of all people to exercise self-determination.

The best way to celebrate George Washington’s birthday is to put his dream into action by exercising our rights as American citizens to demand that our government uphold the values that our country is supposed to represent.  The best way to accomplish this is to demand that our representatives – i.e., President Clinton and his administration, and your Senator and Congressman – condemn, clearly and unequivocally, the Israeli occupation and aggression against Lebanon, and that they support the rights of those who are fighting for their freedom rather than the actions of those who would take freedom away. 
- Al-Hewar

Whoever and wherever you are, you can share your calls for justice by contacting the following:

President Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Tel: (202) 456-1111
Fax: (202) 456-2461
E-mail:  president@whitehouse.gov

Vice President Al Gore
E-mail:  vice.president@whitehouse.gov

Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Tel: (202) 647-6575
Fax: (202) 647-7120
To share your opinions and questions on foreign policy, send e-mails to:  publicaffairs@panet.us-state.gov or 

For phone numbers, addresses, Websites and other information about each Representative, click on

For phone numbers, addresses, Websites and other information about each Senator, click on

Of  course, it always helps to contact the media as well and ask them to cover the story and cover it fairly.

524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 975-4321
Fax: (212) 975-7560/1893

47 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (212) 456-7777
Fax: (212) 456-2795

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Tel: (212) 664-4444
Fax: (212) 664-2994

1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA  22314
Tel: (703) 739-5000
Fax: (703) 739-0775

One CNN Center
P.O. Box 105366
Atlanta, GA  30348
Tel: (404) 827-1500
Fax: (404) 827-1593

Tel: (202) 334-6000

Tel: (202) 636-3305
Fax: (202 832-2982

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