Please donate to cover the costs of bringing a Palestinian boy
and human rights defenders
to speak to Congress on Sep. 19th in the #ICareAboutPeace Briefing
We asked members of Congress to personally make calls to the
State Department and the Israeli Embassy to express concern,
stop the demolitions, recognize Palestinian planning rights in the two Palestinian villages targeted for forced relocation by Israel
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Of the hundreds of Congressional meetings RA has held over 15 years, bringing Palestinian children to address Congress on Int’l Peace Day is the most effective.
A key Senator sent six letters (and quoted the children!) to keep the Palestinian village of Susiya standing after meeting with the delegation twice, in 2015 and 2016 — and that made all the difference
in keeping Susiya standing.
The #ICareAboutPeace Congressional Briefing was well-attended
Tuesday, September 19th Time: 10:30-11:30am
Capitol Building Room SVC 212-10 (Senate Side)
From Susiya Village:
From Al Aqaba Village: Mayor Haj Sami's US visa was granted Friday, too late to allow the Al Aqaba delegation to join us in person.
From Gaza City
Members of Congress, staff, and constituents were invited to join a special briefing on Tuesday, September 19th, two days before International Peace Day, to welcome Palestinian children as they present their vision of peace. They are among thousands in the U.S. and around the world making Pinwheels for Peace, writing down what peace means and drawing what peace looks like, then forming a pinwheel that turns in the wind. They come from the Palestinian villages of Susiya and Al Aqaba, and from Gaza City.
Invited by Rebuilding Alliance, an American non-profit dedicated to rebuilding war-torn communities and bringing the world together to keep them safe, distinguished human rights defenders are coming too, including Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Mayor Haj Sami Sadeq, and an expert regarding Gaza.
It is our hope that upon hearing their presentation, members of Congress will personally make calls to the Israeli Embassy to express concern, stop the demolitions, recognize Palestinian planning rights, assure due process, turn on the lights in Gaza.
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