Thursday, June 19, 2014


The Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, of which Pax Christi USA is a member, sponsors a "Third Thursday for Israel-Palestine" action each month. This is the action for June. We encourage you to take action and to share this with others.


Many members of Congress travel during the August recess, and many take trips to Israel. It is important that they get a full picture of the region during these visits, and we can help them do that.


If you've ever been to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza, then you have stories to tell that your senators and representative need to hear, and you know sites they can visit to get a comprehensive view of the place, its people, its pain and its promise.


While it is important for members of Congress to meet with political leaders in Israel and in Ramallah, urge them to go beyond the usual destinations to get a real feel for what is happening -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Our elected officials need to see the occupation up close and personal. They need to know that there are Israelis and Palestinians who want a better future. They need to hear that you believe the U.S. can play a constructive role in making that happen.


Click here to see some ideas of what members of Congress could consider adding to an existing trip and a sample letter you can send or use in a call to their office.


You can find the contact information for your representative here and for your senators here.


Please reach out to your Members of Congress today as trips are being planned now!

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA