Senate Must Support "New Era of
Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek,
Last night, in his address to the nation, President Obama
offered real hope for peace in the Mideast: "In words and
deeds, we are showing the world that a new era of engagement has
Special Envoy George Mitchell -- appointed by the President
on his 2nd day in office -- and Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton will be in Israel in the coming days, reinforcing the
President's commitment to serious peacemaking efforts.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has drafted a letter to Secretary of State Clinton, strongly
supporting these diplomatic efforts. The letter is being
circulated in the Senate right now. Please urge your
Senators to sign this important letter before the deadline noon
Senator Feinstein's letter applauds Secretary Clinton's
travel to Israel and the West Bank: "The continuing launching of
rockets from Gaza into Israel, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza,
and the ongoing challenge of formalizing an Israel-Hamas truce,
underscore the importance of tenacious American leadership and
engagement, now and in the future."
The House of Representatives, led by Rep. Delahunt (D-MA),
has 66 signatures on a resolution endorsing Mitchell's appointment
and President Obama's vision.
Now, it's time for the Senate to act. Encourage your senators to sign on to the letter
With Congress firmly behind their efforts, President Obama,
Secretary of State Clinton and Special Envoy Mitchell
stand a much better chance of succeeding. This letter, sponsored
by the office of a prominent, pro-Israel, Jewish Senator, makes
it clear that the administration's efforts have the strong
support of the American people and the American Jewish
Sen. Feinstein's letter will be sent to Secretary Clinton on
Friday afternoon. Together we can make the pro-peace,
pro-Israel voice heard in the halls of Congress!
Sue Swartz, Chair of Advocacy
Deepa Domansky, Washington Liaison and Advocacy
P.S. Please share this Action Alert with family,
friends, and colleagues.
Send a letter to the following
Below is the sample
Subject: Please sign Senate Letter to Secretary Clinton
supporting Mideast Diplomacy
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
As a Jewish American from Brit Tzedek v'Shalom who strongly
supports Israel in its quest for peace and security, I urge you
to sign the letter being circulated by Senator Dianne Feinstein
in support of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to
Israel and the West Bank next week.
This letter sends an
important message of congressional support for Israel, for
Middle East peace, and for the administration's efforts in the
region. That support must be as strong as we can make it. Please
sign the letter today.