On Sunday, January 7, 2018, the Israeli government published a list of six US organizations, including CODEPINK, and 20 organizations worldwide whose activists will be barred from entering the country because of their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) in favor of Palestinian rights.
Join us in calling on influential Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin to denounce this outrageous ban and tell Israel to lift it immediately. These senators should stand up for the right of US citizens to criticize repressive Israeli policies, especially since Israel gets over $3 billion of our tax dollars every year.
The six banned US groups are:
- American Friends Service Committee
- American Muslims for Palestine
- Jewish Voice for Peace
- National Students for Justice in Palestine
- US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
This is a disgraceful attempt to silence global voices working to stop the oppression and violations of international law against the people of Palestine.
CODEPINK takes pride in being recognized as a staunch defender of Palestinian human rights, along with these other wonderful advocacy groups. Our response to the ban will be to increase our efforts to challenge Israeli policies of occupation and apartheid.
Tell Senators Schumer and Cardin that this ban is unacceptable, particularly from a government accepting funds from US taxpayers. Israel must immediately lift the ban on BDS activists. Also, please share this message on Facebook and Twitter!
With justice and determination,
Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Robin, Sarah, Taylor, and Tighe