Tell your representatives in Congress to join Bernie Sanders and AOC in stopping a $735 million arms transfer to Israel!
Last night at 2 AM Jerusalem time, an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire stopped the barrage of Israeli bombs from continuing to rain down on the people of Gaza. But don’t be confused. The violent assault on Palestinian rights and lives continues unabated. The military occupation of the West Bank remains in place, Palestinian families are still being ethnically cleansed from their East Jerusalem homes, and the siege on Gaza that severely limits electricity, medicine, fuel, and life retains its grip. Around 150 lives were lost over the last 12 days, about a fourth of them children. Hospitals in Gaza are overflowing with the injured, thousands are homeless, and bodies are still being pulled from the rubble. Israel remains an apartheid state that is armed to the teeth with US weapons.
“At a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a Congressional debate,” tweeted Senator Sanders only 24 hours ago.
Blocking this weapons transfer should not be considered radical. The Obama administration suspended a shipment of Hellfire missiles to Israel amid the 2014 massacre in Gaza. Back in 1981, Reagan suspended F-15 and F-16 jets to Israel and in 1991 George H.W. Bush delayed $10 billion in loan guarantees to Israel over their settlement building and refusal to engage in peace talks. The result was the Madrid Conference.
Now is another critical time to send a strong message to Israel, especially since just this morning, Israeli forces again stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, firing tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinians in worship.
As long as the US continues to supply Israel with weapons, Israel will continue to violate Palestinian lives, commit war crimes, and maintain apartheid. Email Congress now and tell them to join Bernie Sanders in the Senate and AOC in the house on blocking a $735 million transfer of US weapons to Israel.
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