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1990 Resolution of Immediate Witness

WHEREAS, the cause of peace in the Middle East will be advanced only when all interested parties have the opportunity to participate in negotiations;

WHEREAS, President Bush on June 20, 1990 suspended official dialogue between the United States government and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); and

WHEREAS, some Israeli peace leaders and moderate nonviolent Palestinians have warned that the recent suspension of contacts with the PLO will, in the words of Faisal Husseini, peace negotiator and president of the Arab Studies Society, "open the way to another war...No one can bear it. No one can win it. Everyone will be the loser";

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, while condemning violence by all parties, urges the Bush administration to resume official dialogue immediately with the PLO and all other parties to the Middle East conflict.

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