Calls needed now abt Aug 1 briefing - attend protest - other actions

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Wed Jul 30 17:01:13 PDT 2014

Please take these five actions to help save lives in Gaza & the West Bank:

1)    Make a phone call, send an email or fax:

Ask your Congressional Reps to attend the Aug 1 Briefing: Is Israel Complying with US & International law this Friday:

Examining Israel’s impunity in injuring and killing civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which includes East Jerusalem. See below for more info about the briefing.
Capitol Hill Briefing, Friday, August 1st, 2014, 2- 3:30pm, 2103 Rayburn House Office Building.  
If you can, please call individually, see contact numbers at the bottom of this message.
You can also click to sign this letter to:  <> Invite your Congressional representatives to briefing on Israel’s violence against Palestinian civilians.

In the same call, please

-  Ask your Reps to oppose HCR 107 <> , which utterly distorts the horrific events occurring in the Gaza Strip and fails to condemn Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people under international law.  
If you are in Ami Bera’s district, ask him to immediately remove his name as a co-sponsor of HCR 107. (Matsui, Garamendi and McClintock have not co-sponsored.  Click to see all co-sponsors <> .)
- Then call Senators Boxer and Feinstein and ask them to oppose SCR 41 <> , which is the companion to HCR 107.

If you are not able to get through on the phone, you can also email and fax, see below.

2) Attend the bannering and rally this Friday, August 1, 4pm at the Federal Building, 501 I Street, downtown Sacramento. <>   Please bring others.

3) Sign these petitions recently posted at:

►  <> Tell CBS to Fire Bob Schieffer for his outrageous tirade against Palestinians. 

►   <> Sign petition directing Obama and Congress to use all means at their disposal to end the war and lift the economic blockade in Gaza.

► <>  Sign petition calling on jazz musicians to boycott Israel.

Please sign any others at that you have not already signed.

4) Share the above with your contacts and lists. 

5) Whenever you have the opportunity, talk to people about what is going on in Gaza and the West Bank.  Over 1300 people have now been killed, overwhelmingly civilians including nearly 300 children. Israel is continuing to kill and terrorize Palestinians in the West Bank as well.  If you are attending any upcoming events and would like to leaflet, contact SacramentoBDS at for a template you can use.

Contact for Sacramento Area Representatives and Senators: <> 

 <> Senator Barbara Boxer: Sacramento  <tel:%28916%29%20448-2787> (916) 448-2787; Wash. D.C.  <tel:202-224-3553> 202-224-3553; Fax 202-224-0454. Click to email through website <> . Twitter: @SenatorBoxer
       Chief of Staff:  Laura.Schiller at

 <> Senator Dianne Feinstein: San Francisco   <tel:%28415%29%20393-0707> (415) 393-0707  Wash DC   <tel:%28202%29%20224-3841> (202) 224-3841; Fax (202) 228-3954. Click to email through website. <>  Twitter:  @DianneFeinstein
        Chief of staff: at

 <> Rep. Doris Matsui Sacramento (916) 498-5600; Wash DC (202) 225-7163 Fax:  (202) 225-0566. Click to email through website.  <>   Twitter: @DorisMatsui
           Chief of Staff:  Julie.Eddy at

 <> Rep. Ami Bera: Rancho Cordova: (916) 635-0505; Wash. DC (202) 225-5716; Fax: (202) 226-1298. Click to email through website <> . Twitter:  @RepBera
            Chief of staff:  Chad.Obermiller at 

 <> Rep. John Garamendi: Davis: 530-753-5301; Wash. DC (202) 225-1880; Fax: (202) 225-5914.  Click to email through website. <>  Twitter:   @RepGaramendi
          Chief of staff;  Christopher.Austin at

 <> Rep. Tom McClintock: Granite Bay (916) 786-5560; Wash. DC (202) 225-2511; Fax: (202) 225-5444.  Click to email through website. <>  Twitter:   @RepMcClintock
          Chief of Staff: Igor.Birman at

 <> Rep. Jerry McNerney: Stockton (209) 476-8552; Wash. D.C. (202) 225-1947; Fax (202) 225-4060.  Click to email through website. <>  Twitter:   @RepMcNerney
         Chief of staff:  Nicole.Alioto at <mailto:%20Nicole.Alioto at> 

 <> Click for all other Representatives.

More information about August 1, 2014 Congressional briefing:

Is Israel complying  with U.S. and international laws?
Examining Israel’s impunity in injuring and killing civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which includes East Jerusalem

Capitol Hill Briefing
Friday, August 1st, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
2103 Rayburn House Office Building

This briefing will examine whether Israel complies with U.S laws, such as the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act, and international law in its use of force against Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank, which includes East Jerusalem. Does Israel conduct thorough, credible, and transparent investigations into human rights violations?  Is Israel capable of holding itself accountable? What actions should the United States take to hold Israel accountable for its violations of U.S. laws? 

Through personal experience and professional expertise, members of the panel will address the extent to which Israel uphold its obligation to investigate human rights abuses and hold those responsible accountable.  

Tariq Abu Khdeir - Palestinian-American teenager from Tampa, Fla. who was brutally beaten by Israeli security forces while restrained and unconscious
Suha Abu Khdeir - Palestinian-American, mother of Tariq
Hassan Shibly, Esq. - Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida
Sunjeev Bery - Amnesty International
Brad Parker - Defence for Children International - Palestine 

Laila El-Haddad - Author of Gaza Mom and former journalist for Al Jazeera

Josh Ruebner - US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Briefing Sponsors:
American Muslims for Palestine
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Defence for Children International - Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Lawyers Guild

US Campaign to End the Occupation



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