Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek,
These are extraordinarily difficult days
for those of us who care deeply about working for peace in
Israel as the fighting in the Mideast escalates and more people
are harmed. Through it all, believing there is an alternative to
violence; Brit Tzedek remains committed to working for a
negotiated two-state peaceful solution.
frequently hearing from our supporters in the US and Israel that
our work makes a difference. Former Speaker of the Knesset,
Naomi Chazan, wrote to us yesterday, "The Brit Tzedek
responses to the situation have been excellent, and it is
important to keep up the pressure for a return to reason."
"Thank you for the great job you are doing at this tough
time," wrote one supporter.
We need your
help to continue keeping up the pressure; in fact we have never
needed it more. Please donate now.
message is more important than ever as the Jewish community
mobilizes in response to the violence. Though it is easy to give
in to despair and become paralyzed by the scope of the problem,
this is the very moment at which we in the American Jewish peace
camp must continue to press forward. With Israel now fighting in
Gaza and Lebanon and civilian deaths on both sides, we must
press for substantive US diplomatic intervention in conjunction
with the international community in order to help achieve a
ceasefire and the release of Israeli soldiers. We are organizing
conference calls with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to inform
our supporters, developing Action Alerts; providing guidance to
our chapter leadership, compiling expert analysis for our
website; and more.
Your contribution will help us to
continue to build a lasting grassroots movement, one that can
fight the long-term battle for a true peace; we're here to
change US policy; we're here to work for a safer Israel, and an
independent state in which Palestinians can live without fear.
We must keep our minds on this goal as we attempt to navigate
through the ever changing details of the present.
As a listserv member you have benefited from our work but have
yet to support us financially. We ask that you make a donation today!
As U.S. Assistant Secretary of
State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch said on July 12 at
the Arab League Headquarters in Cairo, "This is a very dangerous
but important moment, when the responsibilities of all those who
are sincere about finding a path toward peace will be tested."
We must not fail that test. War is easy to achieve; peace is
not. Brit Tzedek will be staying the course.
Please invest in a future peace and support our work
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Alliance for Justice and Peace
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