Ask your Representative to Sign the McDermott-Ellison letter on Gaza to President Obama!

As the Christmas season approaches CMEP asks that you take a minute to help bring peace to the Holy Land. Contact your Representative and tell them that the status quo in Gaza is counterproductive to the U.S. goal of a secure Israel and viable Palestinian state. Severe restrictions on the movement of goods and people in Gaza impose suffering on 1.5 million people and create friction between the parties, making it more difficult for the U.S. to lead Israelis and Palestinians to peace.

Tell Your Representative Severe Restrictions on the Movement of Goods and People are Counterproductive to the U.S. Goal of a Stable and Secure Middle East

As the Christmas season approaches CMEP asks that you take a minute to help bring peace to the Holy Land. Contact your Representative and tell them that the status quo in Gaza is counterproductive to the U.S. goal of a secure Israel and viable Palestinian state. Severe restrictions on the movement of goods and people in Gaza impose suffering on 1.5 million people and create friction between the parties, making it more difficult for the U.S. to lead Israelis and Palestinians to peace.  Ask your Representative to Sign the McDermott-Ellison letter to President Obama!

Your Representative needs to know that strict limitation of goods into Gaza has public health consequences for both Israelis and Palestinians. Without access to tools and equipment to reconstruct, maintain, and operate water and sanitation facilities in Gaza there are now millions of gallons of un-treated waste water being dumped daily into the Mediterranean Sea. This is a public health issue for Israelis and Palestinians.

Have your Representative Sign a letter to President Obama asking him to improve conditions in Gaza so Palestinians can repair critical water infrastructure and address rampant water contamination that harms Israelis and Palestinians.

During the winter, the needs of civilians in Gaza are growing ever more pressing. It is imperative that the U.S. ensures that the needs of civilians in Gaza are met, while simultaneously ensuring the security needs of Israel.

Peace in the Holy Land is Possible! Contact your Representative now and ask them to improve conditions in Gaza because the status quo is creating a dangerous situation for Israelis, Palestinians, and the peace process.

Background Reading

"The Impact of the blockade on water and sanitation in Gaza," WASH Advocacy Task Force, September 9, 2009.
"Latest from Gaza," Relief Web, November 17, 2009.

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Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace is a Washington-based program of the Alliance of Baptists, American Friends Service Committee, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholic Conference of Major Superiors of Men's Institutes, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Reformed Church, Church of the Brethren, Church World Service, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Franciscan Friars OFM (English Speaking Conference, JPIC Council), Friends Committee on National Legislation, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Maryknoll Missioners, Mennonite Central Committee, Moravian Church in America, National Council of Churches, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, Unitarian Universalist Association, United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church (GBCS & GBGM).