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 a NO VOTE 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

    *This is not a duplicate message! Your calls helped stall HR 4681 two weeks ago. It is back up for a vote TONIGHT and we need you to do it again!*

    Dear Friends of Brit Tzedek

    The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote TONIGHT on HR 4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Tom Lantos (D-CA). After incredible pressue from Brit Tzedek, the US Administration, and others, Congress pulled HR 4681 off the House floor two weeks ago, but it is back up for a vote TONIGHT!

    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.

    Your phone calls are making a difference! Call your Representative today!

    L'Shalom,

    Steve Masters
    Chair of Advocacy and Public Policy

    Rob Levy
    Washington Representative

    Updated Resources
    Brit Tzedek talking points on HR 4681

    Brit Tzedek letter to Congress opposing HR 4681

    US State Department Memo Opposing HR 4681

    "Why We Oppse HR 4681" by Representatives Price, Capps, LaHood, and Blumenauer

    "Jewish Groups Fight Over Congress Vote" by Nathan Guttman, Jerusalem Post 5/10/2006

    "On Eve of Olmert Visit, Mixed Signals on Palestinian Aid Confuse Congress" by Ron Kampeas, JTA, 5/9/2006

     



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