If you’re sick and tired of a dithering U.S. Mideast policy; if you’re sick of ceding American Jewry’s voice on the Israel-Palestine conflict to groups like Aipac; if you want to see bold initiatives for peace–consider joining Brit Tzedek’s National Advocacy Days in Washington, DC on June 18-20th. You will be educated by talks from former Clinton Administration officials involved in the Camp David negotiations, Congressmembers and their senior staff, and fellow progressive Jewish DC organization staff. You will be addressed by Rep. Betty McCollum, who faced down Aipac after she was recently was accused of “supporting terrorism” for her vote opposing the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act. Finally, you will spend an entire day lobbying your Congressional representatives on issues critical to Mideast peace.
If you live in or near DC or can get there for this event I urge you to consider doing so. Let’s not let Aipac set the agenda for the American Jewish community. Let’s take back our voice and tell Congress what a progressive American Jewish Mideast agenda is.