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.
arie salomon - efrat / israel says
we are just now between 17 of tamuz [the fourth] and 9 of av [the fifth]
the prophet zecharya says [ 8 19 ]:
” thus says the lord of hosts:
the fast of the fourth (month)
the fast of the fifth
the fast of the seventh
and the fast of the tenth
shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts
for the house of judah
therefore love truth and peace:”
please pay attention, first comes truth and then comes peace
in this order
Richard Silverstein says
Wow, that’s quite obscure.
Who’s truth? The “truth” of the partisan pro-Israel supporter? Truth and peace go hand in hand. And you don’t own, nor do you have a monopoly on the truth.