Brit Tzedek v'Shalom


Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, also known as Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, is an organization of United States Jews and describes its members as "deeply committed to Israel's well-being through the achievement of a negotiated settlement to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They describe this as "necessitating an end to Israel's occupation of land acquired during the 1967 war and an end to Palestinian terrorism". The group endorses a two-state solution to the conflict. The founding President of this organization is Marcia Freedman.

In 2006, it collaborated with Americans for Peace Now and the Israel Policy Forum to lobby Congress against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism bill (H.R. 4681) [http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/bills.text/109/h/h4681.pdf] which was supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In a massive political shootout, the dovish Jewish groups fought AIPAC to a standoff, perhaps the first time AIPAC had experienced such opposition in the halls of Congress from other American Jewish groups. The bill eventually became law, but in a form that was quite different than the original language proposed by AIPAC. [Ron Kampeas. http://www.jstandard.com/articles/1702/1/Soros,-doves-consider-AIPAC-alternative Soros, doves consider AIPAC alternative.] "New Jersey Jewish Standard". October 12, 2006.]

As of February 2007 they list 38 chapters. [http://btvshalom.org/chapters/] A press release from October 14, 2006, claims more than 35,000 members. [http://www.btvshalom.org/pressrelease/20061014.shtml]

ee also

* J Street
* Jewish Voice for Peace
* Americans for Peace Now

References

External links

* [http://www.btvshalom.org/ official site]


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