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Tell your members of Congress what’s important to you. Never forget, you are constituent and you have the power to hold your members of Congress accountable.
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Current Action Alerts
Tell Congress: Protect Aid to Palestinian Refugees
On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 the U.S. announced it would be withholding $65 million from a $125 million scheduled payment to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the sole UN agency working with Palestinian refugees. Since its inception, the US has been a strong financial supporter of UNRWA, giving over $350 million dollars in support in 2017. This announcement followed a recent decision made by the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Central Council to consider the Oslo Peace Accord no longer valid and their intention to suspend their recognition of the state of Israel. Even prior to this decision, the U.S. Administration threatened to cut US aid to the Palestinian people. >>Learn more and take action here
Tell Congress: Jerusalem is a Final Status Issue!
President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his intention to begin preparations for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital constitutes a grave threat to future peace. Stand with the people of the Holy Land – Jewish, Christian, and Muslim – in pursuit of lasting peace. Tell Congress that the occupation of East Jerusalem must end and remind your Members that Jerusalem is a final status issue and its boundaries must be determined within a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. >>Learn more and take action here
Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children
Congresswoman Betty McCollum has introduced legislation to promote the human rights of Palestinian children! Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) strongly endorses Rep. Betty McCollum’s Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. In order for the U.S. to play a constructive role in bringing about a comprehensive and sustainable end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we must ensure we are not supporting the continued trauma inflicted on Palestinian youth entangled in the Israeli military detention system. >>Learn more and take action here