IPCRI EMERGENCY APPEAL

 

Dear Friends,

 

These are very difficult days for peace makers.  This is by no doubts one of the most difficult periods that we have faced.  With the election of the Hamas Parliament dialogue and negotiations at the formal government-to-government level have ceased. 

Formal peace processes are not on the horizon and the challenge facing civil society institutions like IPCRI is to keep the belief in peace alive and to continue to offer real opportunities for dialogue, coordination and cooperation. Creating hope for a better tomorrow is what our work is about today.

 

Most foreign governments that have supported the peace process do not yet have a strategy for supporting peace making efforts. Most of IPCRI’s support over the past years has come from foreign governments.  We have spent great efforts over the past month to meet with most of the representatives of the international donor community in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to impress upon them the importance of their contributions to efforts made by institutions like IPCRI. We have submitted applications to all of the major donors which have supported IPCRI in the past and now we are waiting for their responses.

 

In the meantime, we find ourselves in a crisis. At a time when IPCRI’s strategic position to bring Israelis and Palestinians is needed more than ever, our financial our abilities to utilize our unique position is currently quite limited. That is why we are writing you.  More than 8,000 people will receive this letter. 

 

We are writing to every single person on this list. Everyone can afford to make a contribution of at least $25 and some of you can afford more. If each person who receives this letter contributes at least $25, IPCRI would have more than $200,000 to work with over the coming months.  That is a significant amount of money that will enable us to continue our work until the international situation becomes clearer. 

 

This is an emergency appeal and we ask you to respond immediately.  Every contribution is crucial to our work.

 

Sincerely yours

 

Gershon Baskin and Hanna Siniora

Co-CEOs

 

 

Send your tax deductible contributions to:

 

IPCRI

PO Box 9321

Jerusalem 91092

 

(Contributions in the US are tax deductible and we can arrange for tax exemption in Canada and the UK):

 

 

Contributions can also be made online: http://www.ipcri.org/donate.html

 

 

Thank you for your continued trust and support

 

 

 

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Gershon Baskin, Ph.D. and Hanna Siniora
Co-CEOs, IPCRI
ISRAEL/PALESTINE CENTER FOR RESEARCH & INFORMATION

P.O. Box 9321, Jerusalem 91092
Tel: 972-2-676-9460   Fax: 972-2-676-8011
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NOW IS THE TIME TO SUPPORT IPCRI’S EMERGENCY APPEAL