Congress: #SkiptheTrip with AIPAC to Apartheid Israel, see Palestine with Rep. Tlaib

Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib bravely announced that she will be skipping the trip to Israel for freshman Congress members organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, will instead be leading her own delegation to the West Bank to focus on the issues of poverty, Israeli military detention of Palestinian children, unequal access to clean water, and possibly a visit to Tlaib’s grandmother’s village. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez also announced she would be skipping the AIPAC-sponsored propaganda trip.

Republicans in Congress are freaking out and stopping at nothing to prevent Rep. Tlaib from leading her historic delegation to the West Bank. We applaud Rep. Tlaib for taking the first important step in elevating the experiences of Palestinians in the West Bank which have been silenced by the AIPAC trip for so long. U.S.-Israel relations MUST change. The purpose of AIPAC-sponsored trips is to whitewash Israel’s human rights violations and continue unchecked U.S. financial and diplomatic support for Israel — all at the expense of Palestinian rights.

Tell freshmen members of Congress to follow the lead of Tlaib and Ocasio Cortez and to #SkipTheTrip to apartheid Israel and tell all members of Congress to join Tlaib’s delegation to the West Bank.

If you live in the U.S. contact your Reps directly by using this form below (if not scroll down the page further to sign):



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Dear 2019 Congress members,

Please refuse AIPAC’s junket trip to Israel and join Rashida Tlaib's delegation to the West Bank.

Israel denies Palestinians their basic human rights. They imprison children in a military court system, demolish Palestinian homes, subject Palestinians to checkpoints, have created a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and ban millions of refugees from returning to their homes and lands. Anyone who travels with AIPAC to Israel will not see the reality of Israel’s military occupation and system of apartheid but instead. Instead, they will see only and exactly what Israel wants them to see. The purpose of AIPAC-sponsored trips is to whitewash Israel’s human rights violations and continue unchecked U.S. financial and diplomatic support for Israel- all at the expense of Palestinians.

Two members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have already announced they will be skipping the AIPAC trip. Please do the right thing and join them. Stand up for justice and against apartheid. Skip AIPAC’s trip to Israel and travel to the West Bank with Rep Tlaib.

Sincerely,

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  • Deborah Potter
    signed 2019-03-18 23:18:10 -0400
  • David and Sandra O'Neill
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  • Amy Ahmed
    @SherminAhmed95 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-11 16:48:56 -0500
    AIPAC propaganda trips whitewash Israeli apartheid occupation, and war crimes. Tell Congress to follow @RashidaTlaib and @AOC’s lead and #SkipTheTrip. Tell them to join Tlaib’s truth-telling delegation to the West Bank instead. https://www.codepink.org/skipthetrip2019?recruiter_id=750109
  • Shermin Ahmed
    signed 2019-02-11 16:48:40 -0500
  • Stuart F Chen-Hayes
    @SChenHayes tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-11 15:51:58 -0500
    AIPAC propaganda trips whitewash Israeli apartheid occupation, and war crimes. Tell Congress to follow @RashidaTlaib and @AOC’s lead and #SkipTheTrip. Tell them to join Tlaib’s truth-telling delegation to the West Bank instead. https://www.codepink.org/skipthetrip2019?recruiter_id=690003
  • Stuart F Chen-Hayes
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    It should not be that hard to be human.
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  • Marian Lynch
    signed 2019-01-30 05:54:00 -0500
    Please go and find out truth. You will meet some wonderful people.
  • Roza Calderon
    signed 2019-01-29 19:50:23 -0500
    Roza Calderon Congressional Candidate for CA-04 in 2018. Endorsed by Justice Democrats, DSA, Our Revolution, and Brand New Congress.
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    applaud to congress women for your courage stamina and honesty. Thank you code pink for yours.
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  • Gene Tishauer
    signed 2019-01-28 13:49:04 -0500
    U.S. Congress Representatives and Senators,

    You will get a much more realistic view of Israel/Palestine problems by going on the trip to the region organized by Rep. Rashid Tlaib. This is not anti-semetic, and not advocating for the destruction of Israel as a state. But many people including those of Jewish background as myself ARE advocating for the creation of either a fair two-state or one-state solution which fully recognizes historic claims to lands in the area by both the Arab/Palestinian, and the Jewish people. The current conditions of occupation, apartheid and repression of the Palestinian people by the state of Israel cannot go on.


    Gene Tishauer
  • JoAnn Oliver
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  • Elaine Nonneman
    signed 2019-01-28 12:45:45 -0500
    You cannot vote legitimately on Middle East issues without witnessing first-hand conditions in the Israeli occupied territories and the impact of settlements.
  • Javier Velilla
    signed 2019-01-28 11:51:31 -0500
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