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News :: DNC
Urgent Calls Needed for Peace Activist Kate (Raphael) and..
02 Jan 2004
Kimberley Anne Gray
Frederick Batzler and Gustav Fridolin.
International Womens Peace Service:
We suspect that deportation is imminent for the four internationals arrested yesterday in Budrus. They are still counting on international support; calls from overseas can make a difference!! Please contact the Ministry of Interior at +972 (0) 26 70 14 00 and ask to speak to Raz Godelnik, who is in charge of such matters. If he is not in (which is likely) you can speak to his secretary, Dorit, to voice your concerns. She will be in starting at noon today (5am EST [US], 10am GMT). Make your appeals personal, saying your relationship to the activist, and perhaps mentioning the following:

1. The activists have not received due process. By an Israeli law called "Beit Din Lemeeshmoret," arrestees who ask to appeal for a proper hearing are not allowed to be deported for three days.

2. The activists are peaceful people, arrested during a peaceful, nonviolent demonstration.

If you are calling about Kate, you can mention that she is Jewish, and that she has come from the US to work closely with Israelis in an educational project aimed at supporting Israelis in learning about life in tivihe Occupied Territories and establishing communication among Israelis about the situation. Her work is extremely valuable.

Donations for their legal funds are welcome.

To donate from the UK, send cheque or money order to:
Valley Farmhouse
East Runton
Cromer, Norfolk. NR27 9PN

or give by standing order.

In the US, send checks payable to IWPS (or for tax deduction, to Middle East Children's Alliance, notation for IWPS) to:
International Women's Peace Service
2018 Shattuck Avenue, PMB 122
Berkeley, CA 94704

In Canada, send checks payable to IWPS-Palestine (or "NECEF" for tax receipt) to:
7278 - 208 Street
Langley, B.C., V2Y 1T6

In Austria (Osterreich), to:
Hypobank, Blz 58000
Kontonummer: 10.340935.018

In Germany (Deutschland), to:
Hypobank, Blz 733 11 600
Kontonummer: 0340935.018


+972 (0) 67 62 14 31 (IWPS-Dunya)

+972 (0) 92 51 66 44 (IWPS-Hares House)

The four international activists that were arrested earlier today in Budrus are all facing deportation. They were originally told they would be sent to their home countries tonight but now are told they will be allowed to stay in the country for 24 hours. Katheryn Raphael and Kimberley Anne Gray (both with IWPS) have been sent to Hadera. Frederick Batzler and Gustav Fridolin are being held in Ariel. The four internationals have been charged with entering an area that was declared a closed military zone, and until now have had no proper legal representation.

The activists are counting on international support to appeal their deportation tomorrow. Please refer to the following numbers and emails to voice your support for the activists and fight the deportation orders.

1. Prime MinisterAriel Sharon:
+972 (0) 2-670-5555
+972 (0) 2-566-4838
+972 (0) 2-670-5475
webmaster (at)

2. Minister of Defence Shaul Mofaz
+972 (0) 3-697-6663
+972 (0) 3-697-6218
sar (at)

3. Foreign Min. Silvan Shalom
+972 (0) 2-530-3531
+972 (0) 2-530-3506
sar (at)

4. Min. of InteriorAvraham Poraz
+972 (0) 2-670-1402
+972 (0) 2-566-6376
sar (at)

5. US Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer
+972 (0) 3-519-7575 (US Embassy in Israel)
webmaster (at)

6. US President George W. Bush
+1 202-456-2461
president (at)

7. Secretary of State Colin Powell
+1 202-261-8577
secretary (at)

Thank you,


+972 (0) 67 62 14 31 (IWPS-Dunya)

+972 (0) 92 51 66 44 (IWPS-Hares House)

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