The Mennonite Central Committee, which has joined initiatives to have cluster bombs banned in the United States, used the religious themes of Passover to demonize Israeli security measures in an April 6, 2007 release: "This is the time of Pesach or Passover, when Jews remember their liberation from slavery and oppression in Egypt. But in this place, the celebration of liberation from oppression for Jews becomes a time of increased restrictions imposed on Palestinians."(see also “Amnesty USA Exploits Passover, Ignores Kidnapped Israelis")