An emergency is currently underway in East Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel. We ask your help to extend our advocacy to reach constituents, form coalitions, arrange briefings with Senators, Reps., and the U.S. Embassy, and pay for staffing, translation, advocacy tools, and legal fees. Your support enables us to provide the inside story to Congress because no matter the party, offices listen when constituents ask. Case by case, we focus on specific actionable cases and achieve results.
With the world's eyes now on Palestine and Israel, we must continue to assure access to humanitarian aid and press for justice, human rights, and an end to the violence. All Senators and Reps promise to help constituents resolve urgent issues - this is not lobbying because it's not legislation. When at least 10 constituents call, officials are obligated to respond, and in our experience, they will intervene to safeguard Palestinian families, homes, schools, & communities.
Pressing for specific, tangible solutions is essential during this time of emergency. Every Congressional website encourages constituents to request their help with an urgent issue involving a federal agency. The agency: US State Dept. The issues: ceasefire, Palestinian planning rights, coordination of humanitarian aid. Fueled by constituent letters & calls, Rebuilding Alliance arranges briefings and virtual walkthroughs to inform American officials and request their intervention. It works.
Rebuilding Alliance began Contact Congress requests in 2008 when we brought Al Aqaba Village's Mayor Haj Sami to Congress. Everyone emailed their Senators & Reps, who called the State Dept. & the Israeli Embassy to keep his village standing. It worked. This West Bank village is thriving- they even issue their own building permits, the first in Area C! Extending this approach to Jerusalem and other Palestinian communities assures equal rights for Palestinians, security for everyone, and peace.
Bimkom Letter about Current Status in E. Jerusalem
UN Humanitarian Coord, Lynn Hastings on escalation
British Consul General Philip Hall- Sheikh Jarrah
News and Stories by Youth in Gaza