Recently, thousands of activists were on Capitol Hill, brought there by AIPAC. They told members of Congress and their staff that they speak for all Americans, and especially American Jews, who care about Israel. These activists told Congress, in effect, to call for war with Iran. They also sent a message that achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace shouldn't be a priority.
There is no question that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a serious threat to Israel and U.S. national security interests. Addressing this threat requires a sober, rational approach, not the adoption of reckless positions or support for precipitous military action. Likewise, Israeli-Palestinian peace is a vital U.S. and Israeli interest. Without peace, Israel cannot have real security and cannot survive as a Jewish state and a democracy.
In this election season, members of Congress – like the President – are under intense pressure. Let them know that AIPAC doesn’t speak for all Jews or all Americans on these issues. You need to let members of Congress know that they have engaged, active constituents, like you, who want them to do the right thing – not just the politically expedient thing – on Iran and Israel.
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