Call Your Representative Now!
Call your Representative at (202) 224-3121 (capitol switchboard - just ask for your Rep) and urge a NO VOTE on HR 4681! (You can find your Representative and their phone number here.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT:

Hi, this is [name] from [hometown]. As a constituent and an American Jew who supports Israel, I urge Representative [Rep. name] to VOTE NO on HR 4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006.

This bill ties the President's hands in dealing with Hamas, weakens moderate pro-peace Palestinians, and risks creating a humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian territories.  This is not in the interests of the United States or Israel.

If possible, I'd like a written response regarding the Representative's position. Thank you.

After you have called, please let us know at info@btvshalom.org


    Dear Friends of Brit Tzedek

    The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote TUESDAY on HR 4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Tom Lantos (D-CA).  Though improvements have been made since its introduction, HR 4681 forfeits the U.S. role in bringing Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table and directing them to a two-state resolution of the conflict.  Its sanctions and restrictions weaken moderate pro-peace Palestinians and embolden extremists, tie the President's hands in dealing with emergency security crises, and drastically cut critical US assistance to the Palestinian people. Call your Representative now!

    While there is no doubt that Hamas must renounce terrorism, recognize Israel, and abide by all previous agreements, this bill prevents the US government from dealing effectively with the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority and risks plunging Palestinian society into an even deeper humanitarian crisis.

    For the past three months, Brit Tzedek supporters from across the country have been telling Members of Congress not to support this punitive legislation.  The final vote is this week! Call your Representative today!

    L'Shalom,

    Steve Masters
    Chair of Advocacy and Public Policy

    Rob Levy
    Washington Representative

    Resources
  • Brit Tzedek talking points on HR 4681

  • Brit Tzedek update on Palestinian sanctions legislation(4/24/06)

  • "Palestinians on Financial Brink, Envoy Warns" (Washington Post)

  • "As bills advance to cut off P.A., administration weighs aid approach" (JTA)

  • "Israel Wants AIPAC bill softened" (Forward)

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