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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace

Press Coverage 2004
WORT 89.9 FM
December 3, 2004
Wisconsin Jews Join National Campaign to Urge Negotiated Settlement of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Despite the well-publicized debate in Madison over the Rafah sister-city resolution, over 100 Wisconsin Jews on both sides of the issue have joined forces as part of a national campaign urging the appointment of an internationally respected American envoy dedicated to facilitating the negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This proposal is laid out in an open letter from Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, to President George W. Bush that was recently delivered to the White House. [Listen here]

JTA News, the Voice of Jewish Washington
December 3, 2004
Marcia Freedman Talks Peace
Manny Frishberg
Freedman is something of an historic figure in Israel ? an early champion of women?s rights and a member of the Knesset in the 1970s. In government she worked for reproductive rights and helped reform Israel?s abortion laws, as well as focused attention and services on the problem of domestic violence. But, she explained, she committed herself to living full-time in the United States when she agreed to become the president of the American Jewish Alliance for Peace and Justice 18 months ago. [read more]

Daily Cardinal
November 30, 2004
Students, Professors Petition for U.S. Aid in Israel
Mary Cavanaugh
With a resolution to the continuing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians as their goal, approximately 100 members of the Madison Jewish community signed an open letter composed by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, or The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace to urge President Bush to appoint a political envoy to act as a mediator between the two groups." [read more]

Inter Press Service News Agency
November 24, 2004
Jewish Groups Press Mideast Peace
William Fisher
A growing number of American Jews believes that major changes in U.S., Israeli and Palestinian policies are essential to the resumption of any meaningful negotiations for peace -- but they are fighting an uphill struggle because of President George W Bush's support for the policies of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. [read more]

J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
November 19, 2004
Gaza Plan, Arafat Death Mark New Era, Says Labor Leader
Alexandra J. Wall
Calling the disengagement plan from Gaza ?the only game in town,? Knesset member Amram Mitzna explained why the Labor Party was throwing its support behind a man it hardly trusts, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. [read more]

JTA News Service
November 18, 2004
Letter Urges Bush to Appoint Envoy
An envoy should be appointed to focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a group of U.S. Jews wrote to President Bush. [read more]

Chicago Jewish News
November 2004
Jewish Chicagoans React to Arafat's Passing
Pauline Dubkin Yearwood
Most members of Chicago's Jewish community who follow Middle Eastern affairs closely see Yasser Arafat's death as a seismic event that could change the Israeli-Palestinian relationship in profound ways. [read more]

Highland Park News
October 28, 2004
Memorial Service Set to Honor the Memory of Yitzchak Rabin
Kenneth L.R. Patchen
Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism will host a memorial service to remember the ninth anniversary of the death of Yitzchak Rabin... Afterward, former Israeli deputy speaker of the Knesset Naomi Chazan will discuss "The Future of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Prospects for Peace." [read more]

New Jersey Jewish News - Metrowest
October 28, 2004
Activists Urge Candidates to Increase U.S. Involvement in Peace Process
Ron Kaplan and Johanna Ginsberg
In separate area appearances, supporters of an Israeli-Palestinian peace process warned that Israel?s situation will deteriorate unless the winner of next week?s presidential election pledges a more active American engagement in the process. [read more]

Boston Jewish Advocate
October 22, 2004
On Eve of Gaza Exit Vote, Peres Visits Boston
Shira Schoenberg and Molly M. Shaffer
Shimon Peres may be feeling a bit lonely these days. Although it is nearly impossible to imagine the Labor Party without Peres, he has spoken out against his party in favor of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon?s controversial Gaza withdrawal plan, which Peres views as a pragmatic, if far from perfect, step toward peace. [read more]

Indiana Daily Student
October 21, 2004
Former Envoy Discusses Middle East Peace Process
David A. Nosko
The barrier to peace in the Middle East is separated by more than a wall-like fence. That's what Dennis Ross, former U.S. envoy to the Middle East and author of "The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace," lectured to the campus community Wednesday night in the Willkie Auditorium. [read more]

Media Monitors Network
October 7, 2004
Palestinians-Jews Explore Peace Options Beyond US Elections
Ray Hanania
The continued deterioration in Palestinian-Israeli elections will not change unless the United States moves from the role of "empire to umpire," a panel of Palestinian and Jewish peace activists agreed during appearances in Chicago. [read more]

Yael Israel Journal
September 28, 2004
Tony Kushner on Peace, Anti-Semitism and Development
Playwright Tony Kushner?s Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes received numerous awards in the early 1990s, including the Pulitzer Prize and several Tony Awards, and secured Kushner?s standing as one of the most prominent American playwrights of his generation. He has since established his reputation as an outspoken social critic. In 2003, Kushner and Alisa Solomon co-edited Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. [read more]

UN News Service
September 16, 2004
UN Civil Society Meeting Seeks to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine
A new draft plan in support of Palestinian rights adopted by a non-governmental conference committee meeting at the United Nations calls for escalating pressure on Israel to end its occupation and threatens to seek divestment, arms embargoes and other sanctions in the event of non-compliance. [read more]

Washington Jewish Week
September 9, 2004
Letter to White House
Hoping to acquire the signatures of American Jews across the country, a group of U.S. Jewish leaders and activists is launching an "open letter campaign" calling for "vigorous and persistent engagement in the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" by the next U.S. president. [read more]

JTA News
September 8, 2004
U.S. Jews to New President: Peace Now
A group of U.S. Jews launched a petition urging the next president to take further steps to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Open Letter campaign, launched Tuesday, is supported by left-leaning American Jews and various U.S. Jewish groups... [read more]

New York Jewish Week
September 9, 2004
Group to Candidates: Make Mideast Peace
Americans for Peace Now and Brit Tzedek V?Shalom are spearheading an ?open letter to the next president? signed by a broad range of Jewish luminaries. [read more]

JTA News
September 7, 2004
Dovish U.S. Jewish Groups Call for Appointment of a Middle East Envoy
Rachel Pomerance
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (JTA) -- Left-leaning American Jews and Jewish groups are asking the next president, whoever he may be, to make resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a top priority. [read more]

The Nation
July 12, 2004
The Jewish Divide on Israel
Esther Kaplan
For a glimpse of how Israel plays out in an American election year, recall the day in September when then-Democratic presidential frontrunner Howard Dean told reporters he would like to see the United States take an "even-handed" approach to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. [read more]

Atlanta Jewish Times
June 4, 2004
Listen to Arab Americans
Richard Breitkopf
There were many Jewish participants, including rabbis, Israeli politicians and military leaders. However, the speaker who made the strongest impact on my personal vision of a two state solution was James Zogby, Arab American Institute President. [read more]

JTA News
May 19, 2004
Carl Schrag
Pro-Israel activism on campus overcoming anti-Israel sentiment. Common wisdom has it that Jewish students are facing a deep crisis as college campuses across the United States burn with anti-Israel fervor. [read more]

JTA News
May 18, 2004
Carl Schrag
Intifada tests pro-Israel feelings, however U.S. Jews define pro-Israel. Every week, Sheldon Berman distributes an e-mail compilation of "must-read" articles and commentaries about Israel from a variety of media outlets around the world. [read more]

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
April 30, 2004
Portlanders Debate Whether or Not to Support Geneva Accord
by Elaine Kelley
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Jerusalem Post
April 20, 2004
US Jewish group petitions for settlers
Janine Jacharia
WASHINGTON - A group called "Brit Tzedek/The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace" said Tuesday it had gathered 10,000 signatures of American Jews on a petition urging Israel and the US to provide funding to settlers who voluntarily relocate from the West Bank to Israel proper. [read more]

JTA News Briefs
April 20, 2004
10,000+ American Jews petition Bush and Sharon
More than 10,000 U.S. Jews signed a petition calling on Israel and the United States to relocate Jewish settlers to Israel proper. [read more]

Armenian Observer
February 11, 2004
Brit Tzedek V'Shalom (Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace)
Moorad Mooradian, Ph.D., The Armenian Observer
This organization is a national organization of American Jews deeply devoted to the well-being of Israel. However, they are not seeking an overwhelming victory of Israel over the Palestinians. They advocate a negotiated settlement in which the Palestinians are equal authors with the Israelis. The peaceful settlement that its members seek is grounded by the mitzvah, or obligation that is rooted in secular and Judaic tradition. [read more]

Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia
Janaury 15, 2004
A Rare Dose of Hope Illuminates Switzerland
Steve Masters, Advocacy and Public Policy co-chair and Philadelphia Chapter Leader
As a life-long Zionist, I went to Geneva earlier this month to witness whether it was true that Israelis and Palestinians, who had led their respective military forces against each other, had actually come together to embrace reconciliation and forgiveness. [read article]

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