Thank Your Representative for Hyde-Capps Support!

Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom,

Our letters made a difference! Together we reached out to 181 different Congressional offices and a total of 108 Representatives, including yours, signed on to the Hyde-Capps letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, commending her personal involvement in negotiating the opening of the Rafah border crossing. 

If you have not already done so, it is important to thank your Representative not only as a courtesy, but also to affirm to him or her that you follow closely issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will persist in encouraging him or her to support similar Congressional efforts in the future. Send a thank you note today! Take Action!

Please share this Action Alert with family, friends, and colleagues whose Representatives have also signed on.

When Members of Congress stand up to support the peace process, they need to know that American Jews will stand behind them.

Steve Masters
Chair of Advocacy

Rob Levy
Washington Representative

Sample Letter:

Subject: Thank You for Signing the Hyde-Capps Letter Supporting Secretary Rice's Work for Peace

Dear Representative [name automatically inserted here],

As an American Jew, I am writing to thank you for signing the Hyde-Capps letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. A bipartisan coalition of 108 Representatives joined together to commend Secretary Rice for successfully negotiating the opening of the Rafah border crossing and to encourage her to stay personally involved in the peace process.

Last month, Secretary Rice brokered an historic agreement between Israelis and Palestinians that opened up the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt. This effort will help to rebuild the Gaza economy, which is crucial for the possibility of building a stable Palestinian state that can be a viable partner for peace with Israel. It will also advance US national security interests in the region by strengthening the efforts of the Palestinian Authority and countering the appeal of extremists.

Thank you for your support of Israel and the peace process by signing on to the Hyde-Capps letter.


[Your Name]

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What's At Stake:
We must let our allies on Capitol Hill know that we stand behind them when they support Israel by backing policies which advance the prospects for a negotiated, two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Thank your Member of Congress for:

  • signing the Hyde-Capps letter to Secretary Rice commending her work on the Rafah border agreement;

  • encouraging Secretary Rice to continue her personal involvement in the region;

  • supporting greater US efforts in returning both sides to the negotiating table.
American Jews must ensure that their Members of Congress know they have Jewish support for pro-peace initiatives like the Hyde-Capps letter! Thank your Representative now!

Additional links:

Reform and Conservative Leaders in US Want Rice Praised as Broker in Middle East, By Ori Nir. Ha'aretz, 14 December 2005.

Washington: Rice Pudding, By Nathan Guttman. The Jerusalem Post, 9 December 2005.

As Israel-U.S. Differences Emerge, Congress and Community Weigh In, By Ron Kampeas. Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 19 December 2005.

Campaign Expiration Date:
January 15, 2006

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