Thursday, March 19, 2015

 

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 March. We encourage you to take action and to share this with others.

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Read this entire action alert online by clicking here. 

 

A peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue is in the best interest of its neighbors in the region - including the Israelis and Palestinians - as well as the best interest of the United States and the world. The U.S. and five other nations are currently engaged in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, with the hope of reaching a framework agreement this month and a comprehensive agreement by the end of June. Such an agreement would offer a mechanism to monitor Iran's compliance, a major accomplishment that could pave the way for much more robust and deliberate efforts to focus on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking without distraction.

 

As negotiations proceed, two bills in the Senate threaten to undermine diplomatic efforts. S. 269 calls for new sanctions if a deal with Iran isn't reached. S. 615 would require a delay in implementation if a deal is reached, require Congressional approval or disapproval of the deal, and add Congressional oversight on implementation of a deal. Passing either of these bills could undermine negotiations at this important juncture.

 

Urge your Senators to support a negotiated solution with Iran. Call on them to oppose S. 269 and S. 615. Urge them to support a diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

 

Click here and scroll own for a sample script to use in emails, calls, or letters.

In Christ's peace,

 

Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA