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):



Petition

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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  • Imad Abi-Saleh
    signed 2019-01-18 19:33:16 -0500
  • Antonia Shouse
    signed 2019-01-18 19:32:17 -0500
  • Janet M Buonaiuto
    signed 2019-01-18 19:31:05 -0500
    You need to educate yourselves on the plight of the Palestinian people and the apartheid system that they are forced to live under. THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!
  • sandy turner
    signed 2019-01-18 19:26:25 -0500
  • nader kury
    signed 2019-01-18 19:26:11 -0500
    It’s about time!
  • Suad Abu-Amara
    signed 2019-01-18 19:21:16 -0500
  • Ruth Smiler
    signed 2019-01-18 19:20:53 -0500
  • grace tiessen
    signed 2019-01-18 19:19:33 -0500
  • Linda Omer
    signed 2019-01-18 19:16:33 -0500
  • r m
    signed 2019-01-18 19:15:14 -0500
  • Mohammad Qader
    signed 2019-01-18 19:13:51 -0500
    Please stand up for justice and against apartheid. Skip AIPAC’s trip to Israel and travel to the West Bank with Rep Tlaib
  • Christina Meyer
    signed 2019-01-18 19:12:27 -0500
  • Stefan Moore
    signed 2019-01-18 19:10:52 -0500
  • Diane Stark
    signed 2019-01-18 19:10:10 -0500
  • Elizabeth Johnson
    signed 2019-01-18 19:10:03 -0500
  • Linda Bell
    signed 2019-01-18 19:09:52 -0500
  • John Mark Davidson
    signed 2019-01-18 19:00:56 -0500
  • Wes Eastridge
    signed 2019-01-18 19:00:01 -0500
    Skip the trip and take a stand against apartheid. We are on the correct side of history, so join us!
  • Gracie Ann Jablonowski
    signed 2019-01-18 18:58:44 -0500
    YES! The new Congressmen should NOT go to this free trip to ARPARTIED isreal!!!!!! What Isreal is doing to the Palestinians is whole sale murder of the women and children! The Israelis do not want the Americans to see what is really happening and has mbeen going on for years and years. The Israelis MUST give the Palestiean people their rightful land back instead of always TAKING it away from them piece by piece, AND the U.S. should NEVER give ANY money to isreal AT ALL!!!
  • Daniel Meyers
    signed 2019-01-18 18:58:18 -0500
  • Thomas Rice
    signed 2019-01-18 18:57:24 -0500
    I congratulate these two woman for standing up for what is right. Their conviction will prove that these are the types of Congressmen/congresswomen that we really need to make change. Focus on the issues in America and not allow Israel to buy your vote and keep oppressing the Palestinian people.
  • Karen Halderson
    signed 2019-01-18 18:56:22 -0500
  • Coleen Marie Rowley
    @ColeenRowley tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 18:55:37 -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=609575
  • Coleen Marie Rowley
    signed 2019-01-18 18:55:21 -0500
  • Joanne Snyder
    signed 2019-01-18 18:55:07 -0500
  • Pepper Phillips Phillips
    signed 2019-01-18 18:54:34 -0500
  • Carl Van Dyke
    signed 2019-01-18 18:52:44 -0500
  • Anne Henschen
    signed 2019-01-18 18:52:20 -0500
    Do the right thing!!!!
  • Croitiene ganMoryn
    signed 2019-01-18 18:52:02 -0500
  • Paco Rivera
    @PacoRivera12 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 18:50:39 -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=470854
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