Capitol Hill Briefing 8/1

The Israeli bombardment in Gaza has intensified over the past couple of days, and the deaths are mounting. Friends in the United States are asking “What can we do?”

Just asking the question is important. My friends are paying attention and care. We can each make a difference!

Here’s one tangible action every American should take now:

CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS and urge him/her to attend the Congressional Hill Briefing on this question: Is Israel complying with U.S. and International laws?

Friday, August 1st, 2014

2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

2103 Rayburn House Office Building

Panelists will address the question through personal experience and professional expertise.

Tariq Abu Khdeir – Palestinian-American teenager from Tampa, FL who was brutally beaten by Israeli security forces while restrained and unconscious.

Suha Aby Khdeir – Palestinian-American, mother of Tariq.

Hassan Shibly, Esq. – Council of American-Islamic Relations – Florida

Sunjeev Bery – Amnesty International

Brad ParkerDefence for Children International – Palestine

Laila El-Haddad – Author of Gaza Mom and former journalist with Al Jazeera.

Laila El-Haddad

Laila El-Haddad

Moderator: Josh RuebnerUS Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

There’s even a sample conversation here to help you make the call. PLEASE! It’s important that Congress hear from these voices. If our Representatives and Senators can’t make it, ask their foreign affairs staff to attend.

Briefing sponsors:

American Muslims for Palestine

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Defence for Children International – Palestine

Jewish Voice for Peace

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

P.S.   I’d like to hear what response you receive from your member of Congress.


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