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Don’t Let AIPAC Push the U.S. Into War with Iran!!!

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Here it is-you can go here to send a message to your elected officials to reject this step toward war with Iran.

Don’t let AIPAC push the U.S. into war with Iran!! Tikkun and NSP are teaming up with Peace Action West to stop this war before it starts!!!
The run-up to war doesn’t happen overnight. It’s made up of small steps to slowly build acceptance for the idea of military action.

A group of senators have introduced just such a bill that urges US military and other support if Israel attacks Iran. Tell your senators to oppose this backdoor to war with Iran. [ http://capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/utr/1/IIPUSTVHWQ/HOOSSUAQXO/9320740621 ]

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful lobbying group with hawkish positions on Iran and a blind support for Israel’s right-wing government that has been agitating for a preemptive first strike on Iran, is marching on the Hill this week, bringing thousands of supporters to DC to lobby in favor of this bill. That’s why we at the interfaith (and atheist-welcoming) Network of Spiritual Progressives have aligned ourselves with Peace Action to challenge AIPAC. AIPAC does not speak for me! Does it speak for you? I wish J Street and the Reform Action Center were willing to openly challenge AIPAC, but these very decent organizations are so interested in maintaining their appearance of being “centrist” and pro-Israel that they shy away from confrontations with AIPAC even though AIPAC’s policies frequently support directions that are really bad for Israel, for the Palestinian people, for world Jewry, and for global peace!!! So that’s why it is so essential to have the voice of Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives, in alliance with other groups, challenging this destructive direction. In Tikkun magazine we’ve explained in detail why an assault on Iran is destructive to Israel’s best interests, and destructive to the best interests of the U.S. and global peace. With your help, we bought a full page ad against a first strike on Iran, and we would like to do that again, this time in the Washington Post. If you wish to sign and donate to such an ad, please click here. [ https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/525/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8382 ] If you have trouble donating on line, send us a check made out to Tikkun and sent to Tikkun/No War on Iran, 2342 Shattuck Ave, #1200, Berkeley, Ca. 94704.

It is very difficult for senators to say no to pressure to support this bill if they aren’t hearing from the other side. Your senators need to hear from you right now. [ http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62464786&type=CO ] And Peace Action West has set up the mechanism to get your message to them right away. Just Click Here. [ http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62464786&type=CO ]

While the resolution is nonbinding, it sends a very dangerous message. When powerful senators from both parties officially announce that the US should back Israel in the event of an ill-conceived attack on Iran, it undermines ongoing diplomatic efforts and normalizes the idea of bombing Iran.

We know an attack on Iran would be shortsighted and tragic. Let your senators know you’re not going to sit back quietly while they take us on a path toward war. Take action now. [ http://capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/utr/1/IIPUSTVHWQ/CCWXSUAQXS/9320740621 ] Support our ad, and support the message to your Senators!

Thank you. Rabbi Michael Lerner Tikkun/Network of Spiritual Progressives RabbiLerner.tikkun@gmail.com, http://www.tikkun.org

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