Over 12,000 Palestinian homes, schools, barns, and water cisterns are under threat of demolition by the Israeli Army due to unavailable building permits. When constituents urge Congress to intervene, their calls make all the difference. In this time of crisis, we ask your help to expand to link more Palestinian & Israeli peacemakers with constituents in places of worship, schools, and universities to tell the U.S. Congress & British Parliament what they are experiencing and urge them to help.
The world is preoccupied with the pandemic, economic collapse. A safety net is gone. In this void, the Israeli government expropriates & demolishes Palestinian homes in defacto annexation. All Senator, Reps, and Members of Parliament promise to help constituents resolve urgent issues - this is not lobbying. When at least 10 constituents call, officials are obligated to respond - in our experience, they will intervene to safeguard Palestinian families, homes, schools, & communities. So let's ask.
This is moving fast. Now is the time to engage Congress and Parliament to safeguard Palestinian homes and land. Through letter campaigns and phone calls, we arrange briefings to inform lawmakers with speakers from Palestine & Israel joined by constituents. We hold virtual walkthroughs to allow elected officials to meet with families and witness conditions on the ground. We ask offices to intervene by making critical calls to our embassies and to Israeli officials to protect Palestinian rights.
Rebuilding Alliance began Contact Congress requests in 2008 when we brought Mayor Haj Sami from Al Aqaba Village 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 Area C village gained the temporary opportunity to thrive, and that made all the difference. Extending these actions to other Palestinian families & communities ASAP will safeguard futures & build the basis for peace with justice.
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