Jul 11, 2014

Action Alert: Urge Members of Congress to Cosponsor and Vote for Resolutions Supporting Israel's Right to Self-Defense

Dear Colleagues:

As rockets from Gaza continue to threaten the lives of civilians in Israel, both the House of Representatives and the Senate will be voting -- possibly as soon as Friday (tomorrow) -- on Resolutions reaffirming US support for Israel’s right to defend itself and demanding that Hamas and other terrorist groups immediately stop their attacks.

The two Resolutions are: House Resolution 657, introduced by Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Tom Cole (R-OK) and Senate Resolution 498, introduced by Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Charles Schumer (D-NY).

We ask you to contact your Representative and Senators ASAP to urge them to become cosponsors and vote for these important resolutions. You can find the phone number of your Representative and Senators by clicking here.

Sample Phone Script:
"I am calling the Representative/Senator to urge him/her to cosponsor and vote for the resolution defending Israel's right to self-defense and condemning the unprovoked rocket attacks against innocent Israeli civilians."

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or David Feinman, Senior Legislative Associate at David.Feinman@JewishFederations.org or 202.736.5887.

Thanks so much for your efforts during this critical time for the State of Israel and her people.

William C. Daroff
Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington Office