Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, also known as Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, was an organization of American Jews and describes its members as "deeply committed to Israel's well-being through the achievement of a negotiated settlement to the long-standing Israeli–Palestinian conflict". They describe this as "necessitating an end to Israel's occupation of land acquired during the 1967 war and an end to Palestinian terrorism". The group endorses a two-state solution to the conflict. The founding president of this organization is Marcia Freedman.

In 2006, it collaborated with Americans for Peace Now and the Israel Policy Forum to lobby Congress against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism bill (H.R. 4681)[1][permanent dead link]. which was supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The bill eventually became law, but in a form that was quite different from the original language proposed by AIPAC.[1]

As of February 2007 they list 38 chapters.[2] A press release from October 14, 2006, claims more than 35,000 members.[3]

According to its January 2010 newsletter, it integrated into J Street. This is apparently for strategic coordination, instead of an outright merger.[4]

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  1. ^ Ron Kampeas.,-doves-consider-AIPAC-alternative Soros, doves consider AIPAC alternative.] New Jersey Jewish Standard. October 12, 2006.
  2. ^ Chapter Activities Archived January 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Savannah Morning News - October 14, 2006 Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Inside Brit Tzedek," January 2010

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