Amram Mitzna will speak on Feb. 5 at a “Town Hall” event at Temple Israel,
advising how American Jews can declare ourselves part of “the great constituency for peace.”
This is a special opportunity for the pro-Israel community
to demonstrate support for U.S.-led efforts to reach a two-state agreement.
Temple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Ave, Boston
Wed. Feb. 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The event is open to the public and the media.
It is organized by J Street
and co-sponsored by the Two-State Task Force at Temple Israel.
Amram Mitzna was elected to the Knesset
as a member of Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah Party in January 2013.
Before that, he represented the Labor Party in Knesset.
He is the former mayor of Haifa and Yeruham.
He served as a major general in the IDF
and was overall commander in the West Bank
during the early years of the first Palestinian intifada.
He will be joined by J Street founder and president Jeremy Ben-Ami.
This Town Hall meeting in Boston is one of a series of similar events nationwide.
It will be backed up by education and grassroots mobilization.
The Town Halls are part of J Street’s 2 Campaign,
a million-dollar national initiative giving voice to the pro-Israel Americans
who understand that tough choices need to be made
and supporting the U.S. leaders who are ready to go the distance for the sake of peace.
Negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are happening right now.
While we don’t know the details of what is being discussed,
we know that the initial timeline is nearing its end, putting the parties in “decision phase.”
J Street believes that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character
depend on a two-state solution,
resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.
A survey conducted by J Street one year ago found that
81 percent of American Jews align themselves with this message.
Achieving a two-state solution is the official policy of Israel and the United States.
If it’s your personal position, too,
or if you’d like to learn more,
come stand for peace on Feb. 5.
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