DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 17!
Join Brit Tzedek in Washington, DC
can make a difference. In fact, just this
We called on you to
ask President Bush to insist that the Israeli government halt
plans for the demolition of 88 Palestinian homes in the East
Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.
Nearly 1,000 of you
Mayor Uri Lupolianski subsequently announced, "The Jerusalem
municipality does not intend to issue demolition orders for
houses in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan." Read more from Haaretz or an update from the BBC.
Demonstrate the potential for what
we can do together. REGISTER NOW!
Join us as we take
our message of a negotiated two-state
solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict to Capitol Hill to
demonstrate that to be pro-Israel is to be pro-peace.
Registration has been extended until June 17,
Then join us for a
dinner Monday, June 27 with Brit Tzedek President, Marcia Freedman and President of Seeds of
Peace, Aaron Miller, who is the former Senior
Adviser for Arab-Israeli Negotiations at the State Department.
Contact Leila@btvshalom.org to make your
An Intensive Two-Day Advocacy Initiative on Capitol
- Legislative briefings from
members of Congress, foreign policy aides, political advisors,
and policy analysts, including
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA)
- In depth advocacy training sessions with advocacy insiders
M.J. Rosenberg (Israel Policy Forum), Lara Friedman (Americans for Peace Now)
and Paul Scham (Middle East
- Advocacy meetings with your Senators, Representatives and
members of the Administration
STAND WITH US!
Registration: The general registration fee is $40 or $25 for
students and low-income. Registration is due by June 17, 2005.
Register today online or by fax or post.
Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at the Washington Terrace Hotel (1515 Rhode
Island Avenue NW) for a special
rate of $99 per night plus taxes (14.5%). The deadline for
reservations at this special rate is TODAY. Call (866) 984-6835
and ask for the "Brit Tzedek" group rate.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish
Alliance for Justice and Peace
Membership: Participation is limited to members in good-standing.
If you are uncertain about the status of your membership, please
|Monday - June 27
|9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building, Room
M.J. Rosenberg - Director of Policy
Analysis, Israel Policy Forum
Lara Friedman - Legislative Director,
Americans for Peace Now
Paul Scham - Middle East Institute Scholar
and former Legislative Director, Americans for Peace Now
Diane Balser - CEO, Brit Tzedek
Steve Masters - Chair of Advocacy and
Public Policy, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Background on key legislation and foreign assistance funding
issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Congress;
congressional targets for Advocacy meetings; and how to conduct
your advocacy meeting.
|12:00 - 1:00 pm
|1:00 - 3:00 pm
||Senate and Administration Legislative
Capitol Hill, Senate
side-location to be announced
With Herro Mustafa*,
Director of Israeli-Palestinian Affairs at the National Security
Council and a Senator (TBA)
|4:00 - 6:00 pm
||Congress Legislative Briefing
Capitol Hill, Rayburn
House Office Building, Room
Barney Frank (D-MA), Jeremy Rabinovitz (Office of Lois Capps,
D-CA) Howard Diamond (Legislative Director for Rep. Gary
Ackerman (D-NY)) and others
|7:30 pm (Optional)
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom President, Marcia Freedman and President of Seeds of
Peace, Aaron Miller
Marrakesh Restaurant, 617 New York Avenue
NW, Washington, DC. $35, does not include beverages.
Vegetarian option available.
|Tuesday - June
|9:00 am - 3:00 pm
||Meetings with Senators, Representatives,
Administration officials and their senior
|3:30 - 4:30 pm
11 E. Adams Street, Suite
Chicago, IL 60603
Fax: (312) 341-1206
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