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Religious leaders appeal for U.S. help to end violence in Palestine and Israel

Religious leaders in Jerusalem appealed to President Bush on April 2 following heightened clashes between Israelis and Palestinians during Passover and Holy Week. The leaders asked Bush "to stop immediately the inhuman tragedy that is taking place in this Holy Land," saying he's the only one who can.

The 11 bishops and patriarchs spoke of religious institutions that had been invaded and damaged. They promised to mediate for "the peace and security of all the people of this land, both Israeli and Palestinian." Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan (and Palestine), was among the letter-signers.




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