ISRAEL-PALESTINE: Urge Members of Congress to attend an important briefing on Israeli settlement expansion

from the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy

3rd Thurs graphicNOTE: Pax Christi USA is a member of the Faith Forum. This is the “Third Thursday for Israel-Palestine” action for February. 

While the Israeli/Palestinian situation is often deemed intractable, concern for neighbor compels people of faith to act in hope.  Take action today to raise awareness about the suffering in the region and what the U.S. can do about it. Urge your members of Congress to attend an important briefing spotlighting one West Bank village – Wadi Foquin – as an example of how the Israeli occupation affects ordinary people.

Here’s the information on the briefing:

INTERFAITH PARTNERSHIP CALLS ON U.S. POLITICAL LEADERSHIP TO ADDRESS CONSEQUENCES OF SETTLEMENT EXPANSION

A Briefing on the Village of Wadi Foquin

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • B338 –Rayburn House Office Building

Panelists:

  • Ahmad Sokar, Mayor of Wadi Foquin
  • Kifah Manasra, PhD, Al Estiklal University
  • Shukri Radaydeh, Director, Bethlehem Local Governorate
  • Rev. Dr.  Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society

Sponsored by:

  • Friends of Wadi Foquin
  • General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church
  • Faith Forum on Middle East Policy
  • U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  • Churches for Middle East Peace

For more information:  http://www.friendsofwadifoquin.com/

Contact your Members of Congress today (click here to find your representative; click here to find your senator) and ask them to:

  • Attend this important briefing to learn about the consequences of Israeli settlement expansion and how U.S. policy can play a constructive role in promoting a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians
  • Speak and act for an end to the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian land

Here’s a sample script for your email, letter, phone call:

Dear Representative/Senator  _____________________,

I am writing to urge you to attend an important briefing spotlighting one West Bank village – Wadi Foquin– as an example of how the Israeli occupation affects ordinary people.  The briefing will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from noon to 2 PM in B338 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  More information can be found at http://www.friendsofwadifoquin.com/. Featuring panelists from the village, the briefing will be an opportunity to learn about the suffering in the region and what the U.S. can do to address it.

As a person of faith, I believe in the importance of working to preserve life and to prevent further suffering and that Congress can play a constructive role in this regard by supporting policies that foster a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

I hope that you will be able to attend the briefing to learn about the consequences of Israeli settlement expansion and what the U.S. can do.  In addition I urge you to speak and act for an end to the Israeli occupation of all Palestinian land.

With gratitude for your service,

[Name]

One response to “ISRAEL-PALESTINE: Urge Members of Congress to attend an important briefing on Israeli settlement expansion

  1. I urge all members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to attend the Congressional Briefing on the Palestine Village of Wadi Foquin, on February 23, 2016.
    Dr. Joseph W. Annunziata
    3132 Wynford Drive
    Fairfax, Virginia, 22031