Winds of Change in
Brit Tzedek grassroots leaders from 25 states were warmly
received on Capitol Hill this week in 100 meetings with
Congressional leaders who told us , “Brit Tzedek is
changing the debate.” The relationships we have been
building for several years are producing results. Rep. David
Price (NC) told us that the grassroots voice of Brit Tzedek is
providing what had been the missing piece in the discourse in
Congress over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The crisis in Gaza is prompting many members of Congress to
re-examine US Middle East foreign policy and be receptive to
Brit Tzedek’s pro-Israel positions of peace and
moderation. Please donate now to
help Brit Tzedek convey our important message at this critical
historical juncture to change the direction of US foreign
American Interests Are At
One Senator’s Legislative Director remarked, “As
a Protestant who grew up on a farm, I never thought that the
Israeli-Palestinian issue had any relationship to my life.
Now I realize I was wrong. Resolving this conflict is an
important issue for all Americans.”
Brit Tzedek needs your support now to maintain our active
presence in Congress during this time of urgency. Please
make a donation today.
On Wednesday, our president-elect Steve Masters attended the
Senate Democratic Caucus with major Jewish organizations, an
important annual event in Washington. His remarks were
quoted in JTA’s coverage:
Steve Masters, the president-elect of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom,
expressed his dovish pro-Israel organization's disagreement with
the views on Hamas offered by Harris [American Jewish Committee]
and Kohr [AIPAC].
"This was an opportunity for the U.S. to examine whether its
policies toward Hamas have actually been effective or not, and
others in the room were talking about doing more of the same,"
said Masters, whose group conducted a lobbying blitz Tuesday on
As you can see, in personal meetings and in important
briefings, Brit Tzedek steadfastly and effectively expresses
our message in support of the well-being and security of
Israel and actions leading the way back from the present
crisis to talks leading to peace. Help Brit Tzedek
convey our message to the Jewish community by donating now.
We have compiled a reading list on the current crisis for your
review below. Please help us continue to collect relevant
resources and develop our own education materials. Donate
on the Gaza Crisis
Plan B on Israel-Palestine by Daniel Levy,
Prospects for Peace, June 22, 2007
A Breakthrough by Next Week? By MJ
Rosenberg, Israel Policy Forum, June 22, 2007
A Bet on Mr. Abass, Editorial,
Washington Post, June 22, 2007
Engage With Hamas, We Earned Our Support
by Ahmed Yousef, New York Times, June 20, 2007
'West Bank First': It Won't Work by Robert
Malley and Aaron David Miller, Washington Post, June
Averting a Deeper Crisis in the Middle
East by Mara Rudman and Brian Katulis, Center for
American Progress, June 15, 2007
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