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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Elaine Nonneman
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Ed Plum
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Susan sheflin
Lynn Fraser
Robert Schatz
Lisa Buckley
Rashad Budeiri
David Evans
robert barber
Martin O'Donnell
Robert Beebe
Muhammad Islam Islam
Alex Noyle
Patrick Maloney
Sean Taylor
Leilah Nadir
Mia Aron
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Lee Liddle
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Comments

  • 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
  • Stefan Kytzia
    signed 2019-01-28 11:32:12 -0500
  • Andrew Crystal Davis
    signed 2019-01-28 11:05:09 -0500
  • Ed Plum
    signed 2019-01-28 11:04:29 -0500
  • Richard Martin
    signed 2019-01-28 10:57:36 -0500
  • Mariam Elsayed
    signed 2019-01-28 07:50:30 -0500
  • ❌ Catherine Strout
    @stroutcw tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-27 18:33:43 -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=509391
  • ❌ Catherine Strout
    signed 2019-01-27 18:33:34 -0500
  • Susan sheflin
    signed 2019-01-26 15:36:48 -0500
    Susan sheflin. The “country” of Isreal is acting no better than the “country” of Germany did to the Jews 70+yrs ago. This about a country mistreating another ethnic people not about a antisemitism.
  • Lynn Fraser
    signed 2019-01-26 13:38:17 -0500
  • Robert Schatz
    signed 2019-01-26 10:09:44 -0500
  • Lisa Buckley
    signed 2019-01-26 07:53:29 -0500
  • Rashad Budeiri
    signed 2019-01-25 11:53:15 -0500
    Stop covering up Israel’s crimes.
  • David Evans
    signed 2019-01-25 06:12:20 -0500
    Congress should heed former CIA bin Laden Unit Chief Michael Scheuer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ #DumpAIPAC #DumpIsrael


    US wars for Israel’s Balkanizing Oded Yinon Strategy are costing us $Trillions as US cities rot.
  • robert barber
    signed 2019-01-23 20:20:35 -0500
  • Martin O'Donnell
    signed 2019-01-23 17:50:50 -0500
  • Robert Beebe
    signed 2019-01-23 16:05:18 -0500
  • Muhammad Islam Islam
    signed 2019-01-23 15:08:26 -0500
  • Alex Noyle
    signed 2019-01-23 14:05:45 -0500
  • Patrick Maloney
    signed 2019-01-22 20:12:39 -0500
  • Sean Taylor
    signed 2019-01-22 17:56:39 -0500
  • Leilah Nadir
    signed 2019-01-22 14:49:12 -0500
    This is a historic moment of change.
  • Mia Aron
    signed 2019-01-22 14:38:36 -0500
    Thank you for supporting this earnest effort to defy convention and make use of your station to work toward peace in the Middle East.
  • daniel polley
    signed 2019-01-22 11:29:31 -0500
  • Lee Liddle
    signed 2019-01-21 22:58:59 -0500
  • Denise Bruskin-Gambrell
    signed 2019-01-21 22:54:30 -0500
  • gilbeet martinez
    signed 2019-01-21 21:05:42 -0500
  • Deborah Jackman
    signed 2019-01-21 17:45:30 -0500
    I am from Canada. And i hope i can sign. If not I’ll see about getting a canadians in support of, unless thete is one already circulating. End Apartheid in West Bank NOW! We will continue to support the horrid genocide of Palestinian people.
  • Gabriel Alkon
    signed 2019-01-21 16:31:59 -0500
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