Congressional Hearing

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Congressional Briefing: How US Policy Impacts Us

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Chicago Hearing

Mock Congressional Hearing held in Chicago, April 2010.

 

How to plan a mock congressional hearing

Often it is difficult to get the attention of members of Congress. Writing letters, making phone calls and attending lobby dayscan often feel fruitless – especially on the issue of Israel and Palestine. This guide offers a creative approach to Congressional advocacy for those who would like to hold Congress accountable for U.S. policies that impact the prospects for a just and lasting peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian teritory.

Chicago heraing testimony

chicago hearing

Witness Jeff Halper (right), Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, provides testimony about the issue of property rights in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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