On Tuesday, March 8, at 9:00 am in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, the US Campaign - along with American Friends Service Committee and Interfaith Peace-Builders - held this briefing for congressional staff, the media and the public.
Members of a panel represented a sample of those most affected by U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. They told seldom-heard stories that raise critical questions about the effects of U.S. policies on three key issues: property rights, freedom of movement, and U.S. military aid in the region.
Palestinian blogger and journalist from Gaza, Laila el Haddad, addressing freedom of movement for Palestinians in Gaza.
Former Israeli soldier and current peace advocate Elik Elhanan, a founding member of Combatants for Peace, addressing military aid and militarism within Israel.
The briefing was moderated by Helena Cobban, foreign policy analyst and publisher of Just World Books.