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Home District Advocacy
The Message: Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace!
Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace! Progress! [Full
invite you to join us locally for Home District Advocacy Week
from May 3lst through June 3rd, nationally for National Advocacy
Days in Washington, D.C. on June 27-28th, and electronically now
by signing onto our new campaign, "Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace!
Progress!" that we will deliver personally to
Congress and the President in May and June. We hope you will
join us and sign now!
Home District Advocacy Week, May 31 -
During our national grassroots Advocacy Week,
many of our 30 chapters across the country will bring this
message to meetings with their members of Congress in their home
district offices. For more information about advocacy meetings
in your area, please contact email@example.com.
National Advocacy Days, June 27 -
Following a day of policy briefings and intensive
advocacy training in Washington, D.C., you are invited to bring
our message to Capitol Hill in meetings with key congressional
leaders and representatives of
The Message: PRO-ISRAEL! PRO-PEACE!
Israel has reached a pivotal moment as it
prepares to disengage from Gaza and four West Bank settlements
this summer. This marks the first time Israel has ever evacuated
territory that will be handed over to the Palestinians, setting
what we hope will be a precedent for additional withdrawal
towards the end of establishing a viable Palestinian state
alongside Israel. Our new campaign -- "Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace! Progress!" (full text below) --
urges full U.S. support for the Gaza withdrawal, in conjunction
with additional economic assistance to the Palestinian Authority
and opposition to unilateral actions by either side that might
prejudice future negotiations. By linking these issues together,
our "Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace! Progress!" campaign, makes it clear
to Congress and the President that U.S. support for the Gaza
withdrawal must be coupled with strong and clear initiatives
aimed at bringing the two parties back to the negotiating table.
country's largest and most vibrant grassroots Jewish peace
movement, our primary challenge is to deliver the people, to
raise our collective voice to challenge the conventional notion
that to be "pro-Israel" is to unconditionally support the
policies of the Israeli government. The statistics consistently
demonstrate that we have the capacity to deliver not just a
majority, but a mandate for a U.S. policy that is at once
"pro-Israel" and "pro-peace." Please join us.
Donate to help Brit Tzedek make this
advocacy effort as broad-based and comprehensive as possible.
- Sign on to the Message to Congress and the
President: Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace!
home district advocacy in your congressional district. You
will be contacted with details from your chapter leadership
there is no chapter in your area and you would like to organize
a home district advocacy meeting, please let us know by writing
in Washington D.C. for National Advocacy Days, June 27-28th.
Additional information and registration materials will
Brit Tzedek president Marcia Freedman, George Mitchell,
Madeleine Albright, Martin Indyk, Donna Shalala and other
prominent American leaders in signing on to the Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle
East (CALME), which our activists will present in
their congressional meetings.
PRO ISRAEL! PRO-PEACE! PROGRESS! [Full text]
represent the majority of American Jews who support a negotiated
two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Together, we are raising our voices in support of a proactive
U.S. policy that is both "pro-Israel" and "pro-negotiated
government needs be an active partner for peace. We urge both
Congress and the Administration to:
that the Gaza disengagement is the first step towards a return
to the negotiating table by opposing any Israeli or Palestinian
unilateral actions that prejudice future negotiations such as
Israeli settlement expansion and a Palestinian return to
- Endorse the timely and complete withdrawal
of Israeli settlers and military forces from the Gaza Strip and
from the four West Bank settlements this summer;
direct aid to the Palestinian Authority for critical economic
development assistance, as an incentive for continuing to rein
in violent factions and enact political and economic
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish
Alliance for Justice and Peace
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Chicago, IL 60603
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