Over 50 Reps
Call for Hamas-Israel Ceasefire! Thank YOUR Rep
Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek,
As President Bush goes from one photo-op to another
in his Mideast tour and rockets hit Ashkelon again this week,
over 50 Members of Congress have demanded real solutions to
end the violence: a Hamas-Israel ceasefire, an end to the Gaza
blockade, and a genuine Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Thanks to YOUR phone calls, 52 Members of Congress signed on to the Price-LaHood letter to President Bush calling
on him to reinvigorate Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking and find
real solutions to the crisis in Gaza and southern Israel!
If your Rep. signed, please thank him/her
You can also thank your Representative in person, or
ask them directly why they didn't sign on, by joining Brit
Tzedek in Washington, DC for our National Advocacy Days 2008, June
The Price-LaHood letter represents the first comprehensive,
pro-peace Congressional initiative to address the ongoing
violence in Gaza and southern Israel and its devastating impact
on the progress of peace talks. The letter proposes
serious solutions to end the violence and maintain progress on
negotiations, including condemnation of rocket attacks on
Israel, ending the blockade on Gaza, addressing the smuggling of
weapons into Gaza, and exploring a Hamas-Israel ceasefire.
The letter recognizes that "without such solutions, popular
support for the peace process among both Israelis and
Palestinians will suffer, and moderate Palestinian leadership in
the West Bank... will be threatened."
The Price-LaHood letter is the latest among a series of
successful constructive, pro-Israel, pro-peace efforts that Brit
Tzedek and our allies have supported from the Feinstein-Lugar resolution (37 Senate
cosponsors) of last summer to the Ackerman-Boustany letter (135 House signers)
supporting the Annapolis peace conference in November.
Though somewhat smaller in total signers, the Price-LaHood
letter contains the most serious and specific recommendations on
how to deal with the crisis ever seen in a Congressional
initiative and has opened up a critically important conversation
in Congress about Gaza and Hamas.
You can help us keep up this momentum! If your Rep.
signed [view signer list], please thank him or her
Or join us in DC and do it in person!
Sue Swartz, Chair of Advocacy
Rob Levy, Washington