SRRT Resolutions
International Responsibilities Task Force
of the American Library Association's
Social Responsibilities Round Table

Statement of Condolences

The following statement was issued by Rory Litwin, the Coordinator of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) on August 3, 2002. SRRT is a body within the American Library Association but does not and should not be taken to speak for the Association as a whole. In this statement Rory Litwin speaks only on behalf of SRRT.


On behalf of the members of the Action Council of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, I wish to express our grief at the news of the death today of a Dina Carter, a fellow library worker from the Jewish National Library. Carter, an Israeli of American origin, was among those killed in the bombing carried out by the Hamas group at the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University.

The vicious circle of deadly violence must be broken. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Dina Carter and to her colleaguesat the Manuscripts and Archives division of the Jewish National Library, and we reaffirm our commitment to a just and binding peace which alone can provide security and all other human rights for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Rory Litwin
Social Responsibilities Round Table Coordinator


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