"I thank all those who are already doing what they can to help and for all your emails of love and support. I appreciate all those who are thinking and sympathizing with us. Feeling with us is not enough. Everyone has a part to play. Lebanon is not a spectacle to watch on television, or an intellectual conversation to have at a dinner. We are a people who are unjustly and inhumanely being targeted, attacked and killed. Each of YOU has the ability to do something to help. PLEASE DO IT.
To HELP in AID ASSISTANCE:
The following organizations are collecting money to buy basic supplies for the internally displaced populations in Lebanon and provide them with food, water, and medical treatment. We ask everyone who can send donations, however small, to please do so. See below for bank account information and contact your bank to find out how to transfer funds.
Al Huda Society, Ras Beirut. Director: Najla Nusseir Bashour
- A/C No: 02 02 43020 047465
Allied Bank, Hamra Branch
- JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York
A/C No: 544729035
- Bank of New York, New York
A/C No: 8900057343
Relief Center, Sanayeh Garden, Beirut.
- Bank Name: Credit Libanais SAL Beirut – Agence Sassine
Swift Code: CLIBLBBX
Client Name: M. Al Azzi Georges Chaker
Account Number: 043.001.180.0006817.35.6
Update: if unable to send money to the account listed, plz send through the Greenline Association. for more info, check here
The Lebanese Red Cross working with the International Red Cross:
Account No: 841500
Has set up a special fund to donations to Lebanon:
You can donate directly on the internet:
Donate by Phone: 1 (888) 256-1900 (toll-free)
Donate by Mail: Mercy Corps / Dept W / PO Box 2669 / Portland OR 97208
To HELP in ADVOCACY assistance:
* For US citizens, please write or call to your state senators or representatives and let them know how you feel about the atrocities in Lebanon. In a Senate vote two days ago, every senator voted in full-support of Israel. Attached are two draft letters, one calls governments to speak up about the worsening humanitarian situation, while the other calls for political action. You can find your Congressional representatives contact information on the following link:
You can find links to other representatives such as state and local officials, Senators, the Vice-President and the President at:
* Write or Call the American and Israeli Embassies in your respective countries. Let them know exactly what you think about US silence and unquestioned support of Israel’s military actions, let them know your fear that these actions may engender much larger threats to Israel, the US, and the region at large.
You can find the link to your respective US embassies, their addresses and telephone numbers at the following link:
For the Israeli embassies worldwide and their information go to:
* Sign the petitions and polls that are circulating in support of Lebanon. The following is a link to an international petition supporting Lebanon you should sign.
And here is a link to a CNN poll about whether you think Israeli aggression on Lebanon is justified. Scroll down the article you will see the poll on the right.
* Raise Awareness among the people you know. You can start by forwarding this message on to your list of contacts.
To keep up with the NEWS:
Here is a link to the Tayyar website. They provide articles on the situation in Lebanon updated every 15 minutes:
I have also attached pictures put together by a dear friend of mine who recently left Beirut. I hesitated forwarding them on because I didn’t want Lebanon to turn into another Iraq in people’s minds, just more dead bodies, but as I scroll through the New York Times and CNN photo galleries, I notice that the real suffering and loss people are experiencing in Lebanon is absent, so I’ve included them." ( here is an example of the atrocities commited, and are still, by the Israelis in less that a week)
Update: It is highly important that you check Mirvat's blog as well, to know more about a candlelight vigil Saturday night from 8 to 9pm, on the southside of Union Square Park, in support of a ceasefire in Lebanon, and sample letters to be sent to representatives there.
Finally, don'y forget about protests all over the world, you can join too
Saturday July 22th 2006- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST ISRAELI AGGRESSION (You too can say something against what is happening to Lebanon)
In London: Whitehall Place, SW1, (12 Noon), Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 020 7278 6694, go to: www.stopwar.org.uk
In France, Dijon - Place Darcy (13h30)
In Australia, Adelaide - (12PM) at Parliament house in Adelaide
In Australia, Melbourne - (1PM) at the state Library in the city on Swanston Street
In Australia, Canberra - (12:30PM) at the Garema Place
In Canada, Ottawa - (11AM) in front of the parliament in Ottawa
In Canada / London - (12noon) in front of the John Labbatt Centre on King Street
In France, Dijon - (13:30) Place Darcy
In Germany, Munich - (3:30 PM) Kalsplatz
In Germany / Munich - (15:30-17:30) rally from Stachus to Rindermarkt
In Germany, Frankfurt - (2 PM) - Homburger Landstrasse/Ecke Friedberger Warte (contact: Tel.: 0172 519 84 13 , 0152 051 251 25, 0162 932 83 04 )
In Hong Kong - (11:00 AM) in central station Hong Kong
In Palo Alto - Vigil, 7pm, University Avenue Square
In USA Columbus, Ohio - (6-8PM) 15th and High Street
Across the UK
In Birmingham: 1-3pm, outside Waterstones at the entrance to the Bullring.
In Exeter 11am-1pm at Bedford Square on Exeter High Street
In Edinburgh: Assemble 2pm: The Mound precinct, Princes Street.
In Glasgow: Assemble 12 noon: George Square
In Kirkcaldy: Assemble 12 Noon outside Kirkcaldy Town House
In Manchester: Assemble 1.00pm: Outside the BBC. Oxford Road.
Contact: email@example.com Tel: 07760 224 580
In Newcastle: Assemble Grey's Monument 1pm Nearest Metro: In Monument, Contact 07914 606 452
In Norwich: From 1pm. The Haymarket, Norwich city centre.
In Sheffield: Noon. Town Hall.
In York: 1.00pm. St Sampsons Square