AIPAC is big. JTA shows you the glitz, the shamless fearmongering (holocaust holocaust holocaust), the embarassing charades of politicians trying to pander, and a few courageous words about making peace (with scattered applause I might add):
Brit Tzedek v’Shalom’s annual event brought over 300 participants to Capital Hill — a small but growing presence.
Now J Street and BTShalom will jointly go to Washington, DC, on October 25-28, 2009 to put boots in legislators offices and show that the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement has grown in the past 20 years.
- If you’re a BTShalom member, you get a 20% discount (contact Jason for scholarships).
- If you’re a student you can go for $18.
- Otherwise, register before June 1st and earlybird is $175, or $100 for under 30/nonprofit employeers.
Care about peace? Come to DC. Care about building progressive Jewish life? Come to DC. Care about a future for Israel without occupation? Come to DC. Care about meeting your legislator face-to-face and taking back the Hill from the minority communal leadership who’s relationship to Israel is lockstep, right-wing and stuck in the 1940s?
Come to DC.