J Street leads emergency mission to Israel

July 29th, 2014

J Street Chief of Staff Steven Krubiner is leading an emergency mission to Israel this week to lend support to the victims of the current crisis—the Israeli soldiers and citizens living under rocket fire, and for Palestinian civilians caught in the crossfire.

The two-day mission will bring 16 pro-Israel, pro-peace leaders from across the United States to communities in the South living under rocket attack, to Israeli hospitals where wounded soldiers and Palestinian children from Gaza are being treated, and to pay condolences to the families of those killed.

The delegation will also meet with Israeli and Palestinian politicians and with peace activists on both sides to explore how American Jews can support efforts to address the root causes of the conflict, to help prevent escalations like this one from occurring again.