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MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting on the Escalating Crisis in Palestine and Israel

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rahna Epting, the executive director of MoveOn, released the following statement on the escalating crisis in Palestine and Israel:

“President Biden campaigned on advancing human rights and a diplomacy-first foreign policy to restore America’s leadership around the world. He now must take urgent action to help de-escalate the situation in Palestine and Israel, and secure an immediate ceasefire. The violence has already led to dozens of deaths, including children.

“Military action will never bring about a just and peaceful resolution between Israelis and Palestinians. The Biden administration must forcefully address the root causes of the cycles of violence in the region by calling on the Israeli government to end the occupation, ease the blockade, and put an immediate stop to the forced evictions and displacement of Palestinian families in order to achieve a just solution grounded in human dignity.

“MoveOn has a long history of pro-diplomacy and anti-war activism, and this is no exception. We will continue to mobilize our members and engage the Biden-Harris administration in demanding an immediate ceasefire and an end to the decades-long occupation of the Palestinian people. The world is watching — and the people of Palestine can no longer wait.”