The August recess is a key time for members of Congress to travel, and many take trips to Israel during this period. It is important that they get a full picture of the region during these visits, and we can help them do that.
Faith Forum on Middle East Policy
The Faith Forum on Middle East Policy is a network of Christian denominations and organizations working for a just peace in the Middle East. The Faith Forum focuses primarily on Israel/Palestine but also works on issues in the broader region including Iran and Syria, advocating and seeking to broaden public support for policies that promote human welfare, shared security, justice, and peace.
The detention of Palestinian minors by Israel raises serious concerns about lack of due process and ill-treatment. These concerns serve as a call to action for those who feel a responsibility to care for the most weak and vulnerable members of society.
The controversial speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress scheduled for March 3 is problematic for a number of reasons including the way the invitation was issued without coordination with the White House, the anticipated content of the speech which is expected to deal with the Iranian nuclear issue at a critical time in the negotiations with Iran, and the timing of the speech just prior to the Israeli elections.