Urge Obama administration efforts for peace in Israel and Palestine

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a long tradition of ministry in Israel and Palestine. This tradition has been expressed, and is currently expressed in a variety of ways including direct ministry, support for our church partners, and advocacy.

The 218th General Assembly (2008) adopted a resolution encouraging Presbyterians to focus advocacy efforts and energy "on the United States government, demanding that it assume an intensive and unrelenting role as a peacemaker, bringing together the opposing parties in forums where reasonable people can reach reasonable compromises about highly complex issues."

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares for her first visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank in that role, Churches for Middle East Peace invites us to engage in just that sort of advocacy. 

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is circulating a letter that commends the Administration's efforts to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians and encourages Sec. Clinton to use her upcoming trip to help further this important goal. 

Ask your Senators to sign this letter expressing support for the Obama Administration's diplomatic efforts and urging Sec. Clinton to make the most of her Mideast trip next week to promote peace!

The deadline for Senators to sign on is Friday, February 27. Here is an opportunity to send a message urging our government to assume an significant role as a peacemaker for our sisters and brothers in Israel and Palestine.

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