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 Parker – Defence for Children International – Palestine
Moderator: Josh Ruebner – US 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.
P.S. I’d like to hear what response you receive from your member of Congress.