Please call Senator Dick Durbin today
*Tell him that American Jews stand
behind Obama's Middle East peace policies.
*Urge him NOT to sign the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by
Senators Bayh and Risch regarding President Obama's peace
initiatives, unless and until it is revised to reflect the
President's balanced approach to Middle East peace. In its
current form, the letter blames Arab leaders alone for the lack
of progress in negotiations, and fails to mention both the
administration's insistence that Israel freeze settlement
construction and that the Palestinians rein in violence and
incitement -- requirements of the Road Map to Peace, to which
both parties are signatories. Click her for a calling script.
We cannot let a small but noisy minority speak for the
majority of the American Jewish community. Now is the time to rally behind President
Senator Roland Burris, (202) 224-2854, is one of a small number of Democrats who have already
signed the letter. Let Senator Burris know we expect him to
stand behind President Obama.
After you have called, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Say No to Anti-Obama Israel
Rally in Chicago
Next Sunday, August 9, a rally is planned for Chicago's Daley Plaza
in protest of President Obama's Middle East peace policies,
planned by Christian Zionists and Jewish Americans who claim to
represent the Jewish community.
The rally's sponsors say they aim "to respond to
Obama/Emanuel/Axelrod, who are demanding that Israel divide
Jerusalem and give it to the very forces who want all Jews
dead...." Rally propaganda reads: "No freeze on Israeli's
cities, Israel has been ours for 5,000 years."
Now is the time to let our representatives in Congress know
where the overwhelming majority of American Jews stand: solidly
behind President Obama's pursuit of Middle East peace.
Seventy-eight per cent of the American Jewish community voted
for Barack Obama in the Presidential elections, and more than two-thirds of us support his efforts to take
an assertive role in the search for a durable Arab-Israeli
The Chicago chapter is in the process of setting up
home district meetings with Congressional
Representatives -- tomorrow we will be meeting with
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5) to discuss the importance of
Congressional backing for the Administration's policy in the
If you live in the districts of Reps. Bobby Rush (D-1), Jesse
Jackson, Jr. (D-2), Luis Gutierrez (D-4), Danny Davis (D-7),
Melissa Bean (D-8), or Mark Kirk (D-10), and would like to be
part of a home district meeting, please let us know by
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance
for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Suite
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
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