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ACTION ALERT (7/14/06): Tell Congress: US Intervention Needed to Defuse Crisis Now

PAST ACTION ALERT - FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY - PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND

PAST ACTION ALERT - FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY - PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND


Tell Congress: US Intervention Needed to Defuse Crisis Now

Resolutions are circulating in both the House and Senate condemning the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by Hamas and Hezbollah, asserting Israel's right to self-defense, and reiterating U.S. support for Israel. Behind the scenes, Congressional staffers are negotiating over the content of these resolutions.

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Votes on resolutions in both chambers of Congress could take place any day.

Now is the time to weigh in with your Representative and Senators. The message that comes out of Congress next week should not simply condemn Hamas and Hezbollah's actions, but also acknowledge that the crisis on two of Israel's borders is not unfolding in a regional vacuum. Rather, the ongoing fighting has severe consequences for broader Israeli and American interests. It is altogether unclear whether Israel has an exit strategy to end the fighting.

Congress should push the Bush Administration to resume active U.S. diplomacy to help bring this spreading violence under control. Simply issuing stiff statements is not sufficient. President Bush could, for example, dispatch former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton - who worked together to address a number of crises at home and abroad - as Presidential envoys to work with parties in the region, the UN, and relevant world leaders to restore order and renew a political process capable of ending terrorism and violence.

Please contact your Representative and Senators. Ask them to call on President Bush to take real action to defuse this crisis.

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