Wednesday, August 20, 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 August. We encourage you to take action and to share this with others.

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The latest conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian groups in Gaza has claimed the lives of more than 1,400 civilians and has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. The destruction of Gaza has been catastrophic.

 

A durable ceasefire is necessary for the welfare of all. In addition, it is abundantly clear that the underlying causes of this human tragedy must be addressed. All aspects of Israel's illegal military occupation will need to end in order for a just and secure future to result.

 

Thank the White House for good news

 

There is good news about recent steps taken by the Administration. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials have put on hold the transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel, and the White House has issued instructions that additional requests for transfers must be cleared through the Administration.

 

Your support is needed to keep these policy changes in place. Call the White House to thank them for these steps.

 

Call on Congress to take action

 

Call on Congress to support the Administration's efforts and to take action to end the violence - for today, and for the future. Let your senators and representative know that as a person of faith, respecting the dignity of every human being, you call on them to...

 

Click here for points to raise with your Members of Congress & a sample letter/script.  

 

If you send letters (sample letter included at the link above) or call your Members of Congress, you can find the contact information for your representative here and for your senators here.

In Christ's peace,

 

Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA