Rep. David Price for several recent actions he has taken to create an
environment conducive to seeking a just and lasting peace between
Palestinians and Israelis.
Three ways to contact Mr. Price
* Place a phone call. Washington office: (202)225-1784. Raleigh office:
Durham – Chapel Hill office: (919)967-7924.
Price Website. In some cases you will need to provide your 9-digit ZIP
code. If so, go to
Then go to
https://price.house.gov/ and select the “Contact” tab, etc.
and ask Mr. Hildebrand to forward to Mr. Price.
Thank Mr. Price generally for
* His years of strong advocacy for U.S. leadership in negotiating a just
and lasting peace in the Middle East .
* His spending time with peace advocacy groups in his district such as
the Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East, the Coalition for Peace
with Justice, the Triangle Branch Jewish Voice for Peace, etc.
Thank him specifically for the recent following actions
In March he and Congressman Connolly (D-VA) co-authored a letter urging
the White House to facilitate the resumption of direct peace
negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The letter received
bi-partisan support and was signed by 191 congress members. https://price.house.gov/press-releases/price-leads-191-bipartisan-members-in-supporting-twostate-solution/
We appreciate that on June15 Mr. Price was sought out by Jason
Greenblatt, special Washington envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian
peace process, to explore ways to foster bi-partisan support for
renewing that process. Mr. Price is well informed on the issue and his
steady moral compass will guide those seeking advice in the right
direction. Let’s hope his voice is heard.
* On June 27 Mr. Price challenged Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki
Haley on her stance to block Palestinian Salam Fayyad from
any appointment to a senior UN post because of his nationality. This was
done at House State, Foreign
Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee. Article:
Watch the video of Haley's testimony before the subcommittee.
Mr. Price's segment is from time mark 57:30 to 1:03:25. Israeli
Ambassador to the United States Dermer has called Fayyad a "peace
partner." But Hayley says that accepting his appointment to a UN
position would just add to the bias the UN has towards Israel, that the
UN has been abusive towards Israel. She says there needs to be balance.
Seems she says that Palestinians deserve abuse since Israel has been
abused. That "abuse" most likely is a way of spinning the fact that
Israeli actions have on so many occasions, over a 50-year period in
fact, been condemned by the international community. That is not abuse.
That is a long drawn out quest for justice, thwarted by the Israeli
government and the United States. So even though Fayyad could be an
asset to Israel, the Israeli government (which is likely a factor in
this blocking) doesn't want an asset that is Palestinian.
On June 28 Mr. Price was among the 34 congress members who signed
letters supportive of Issa Amro, the courageous and non-violent
leader of protest actions in occupied Hebron who has been accused by
Israel of 18 charges going back to 2010, including “insulting a
soldier,” “assault” and demonstrating without a permit. Two
letters have gone out in recent days to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
urging him to press Israel to drop the trumped-up charges aimed at
shutting down/imprisoning the globally-recognized activist.
* This issue began in May. The following is more local than global, but
reflects Mr. Price's office's responsiveness to his constituents'
requests and represents what could be life changing for a particular
Palestinian husband and father, a Raleigh resident and successful
businessman - Mosa Hamadeesa. As of this writing Mr. Hamadeesa is being
held in a detention center in Atlanta, Georgia. See
Robyn K Winneberger, Senior Case Manager in Mr. Price's Raleigh
office, has been especially helpful in working with Attorney Martin
Rosenbluth and Mr. Hamadeesa's family to see that Mr. Hamadeesa is
Point out that there will be no just
and sustainable solution unless:
1. The occupation ends
2. Human rights violations end, including restriction of freedom of
expression, unfair trials, detention of children, restriction of
movement, destruction of property, diversion of water.
3. Illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land is reclaimed
so that Palestinians are guaranteed a viable future and an equitable
allocation of resources.
4. Any US military and security force aid to a unit committing human
rights violations must be terminated as well as any other funds that
sustain the decades long occupation.