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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  • Paco Rivera
    signed 2019-01-18 18:50:31 -0500
  • Savannah Hawkins
    signed 2019-01-18 18:49:57 -0500
  • Julie Powell
    signed 2019-01-18 18:49:42 -0500
    please pay attention to what is going on in Palestine. Then CHANGE IT.
  • Marina Gutierrez
    signed 2019-01-18 18:48:49 -0500
    Please All, boycott Israel until Palestine is Free.
  • Sam Bentley
    @VegSam tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 18:39:27 -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=763231
  • Samantha Bentley
    signed 2019-01-18 18:39:08 -0500
  • Sarita Groisser
    signed 2019-01-18 18:33:44 -0500
  • sduncan
    @sduncan tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 18:31:46 -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=720918
  • Sylvia Duncan
    signed 2019-01-18 18:31:24 -0500
  • John Dancey
    signed 2019-01-18 18:30:26 -0500
  • Zayid Zayid
    signed 2019-01-18 18:29:26 -0500
  • Wendy Strachan
    signed 2019-01-18 18:28:55 -0500
  • Jim Anderson
    signed 2019-01-18 18:24:13 -0500
  • Jules La Rosa
    signed 2019-01-18 18:24:10 -0500
  • Gina Horrocks
    signed 2019-01-18 18:21:22 -0500
  • Richard Perras
    signed 2019-01-18 18:18:49 -0500
  • Joymo Preece
    signed 2019-01-18 18:18:42 -0500
  • Omaima Naseredine
    signed 2019-01-18 18:15:07 -0500
  • Priscilla Porsner
    signed 2019-01-18 18:14:51 -0500
  • Dennis Kreiner
    signed 2019-01-18 18:14:49 -0500
  • Kenneth Reiszner
    signed 2019-01-18 18:14:48 -0500
    AIPAC is primarily an agent of a foreign government. Gifts such as trips to Israel should be illegal. I suspect that most AIPAC members have dual citizenship. That should automatically mean that the organization is acting as an agent for a foreign government and should be registered as such.
  • Craig Jones
    signed 2019-01-18 18:14:38 -0500
  • Mary Kay Flanigan, OSF
    signed 2019-01-18 18:12:52 -0500
    This would be an unbelievable trip for you…I went several years ago…and have grateful for the

    trip ever since.
  • John Mac Dougall
    signed 2019-01-18 18:10:49 -0500
  • jodie evans
    @MsJodieEvans tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 18:10:38 -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=666217
  • John Mac Dougall
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  • jodie evans
    signed 2019-01-18 18:09:56 -0500
  • Ahmad Darab
    signed 2019-01-18 18:09:30 -0500
  • Duncan Fowler
    signed 2019-01-18 18:08:50 -0500
  • Kristine Moore
    signed 2019-01-18 18:07:18 -0500
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