Palestine Israel Network 
26 February 2015


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


A Lenten Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza: During the season of Lent EPF/PIN is seeking funds for Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. EPF has set up a designated fund in order to make all donations tax deductible. Donations to Al Ahli Hospital can be made online

or checks, made payable to EPF and designated for the "Al Ahli Hospital Fund", may be sent to EPF, PO Box 15, Claysburg PA 16625. One hundred per cent of the donation will go to the hospital. A group from PIN will deliver donations received through Easter Sunday to the hospital when they visit Gaza in April.  In a place where hardship is commonplace, Al Ahli Arab Hospital generates a beacon of peace and hope for the people it serves.


The US Campaign to End the Occupation (PIN is a member organization) delivered the letter circulated by the Campaign, Jewish Voice for Peace, CODEPINK and Roots Action calling on members of Congress not to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 3 March speech to Congress.  The press release 
states, "Constituent letters and petitions were delivered to 75 members of Congress who have either pledged to skip Netanyahu's speech or have expressed hesitation about attending. In total, more than 37,000 people have sent more than 110,000 letters to members of Congress. An additional 20,000 people have signed a petition calling on members not to attend."

The US Campaign, along with CODEPINK and other groups, are organizing around the theme #ShutDownAIPAC (AIPAC meets in Washington DC from 1-3 March).  Check out the call to action here.  Whether you're in the DC Metro area or not, there will be opportunities to be a part of this action.


Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child, a campaign supported by several of our allies in the work, has a Facebook page Check the campaign website for more information and a toolkit.  


Editor's Note: A US consular official once said to an interfaith delegation to Palestine/Israel that if members did not suffer from intellectual indigestion on the trip, someone did not plan the trip properly.  Israeli activist and New Profile member Dorothy Naor recently shared a reflection she wrote in 2004 which might cause some of that intellectual indigestion.  Check it out here.


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Contact a member of the Steering Committee: 

Ann CoburnLinda Gaither, Brian Grieves, Donna Hicks,  Allison Liles,Mary MorrisCabell Tennis  



PIN Convener:

Donna Hicks 



Work group conveners:

Education: Ann Coburn

Advocacy & GC2015 planning: Newland Smith

Local organizing:

Mary Morris