UPDATE: We did it! Sierra Club will be coming to Israel after all! Thank you so much to everyone who met with leaders and signed the petition!
As progressive Zionists who advocate for the self-determination and human rights of both Israelis and Palestinians, we also work tirelessly to promote needed dialogue and trust building initiatives to foster peace between the two peoples. The urgency to prevent the impending climate catastrophe is a cause that can uniquely bring both Israelis and Palestinians together against a mutual threat that knows no borders.
To single out Israel—apparently due to pressure from a few outspoken anti-Israel activists—does nothing to further Sierra Club’s mission, alienates the vast majority of American Jews who support the State of Israel (and who are a core, enthusiastic part of Sierra Club’s constituency) nor will it help build peace in a region ravaged by decades of conflict.
Sign and share this letter to ensure the Sierra Club hears your voice about Israel’s importance in fighting climate change!