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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  • Hasan Chowdhury
    signed 2019-01-21 13:55:09 -0500
  • Jim Eby
    signed 2019-01-21 13:30:52 -0500
  • chantal dubeck
    signed via 2019-01-21 13:05:45 -0500
    danielle poirier
  • Bessa Whitmore
    @BessaWhitmore tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-21 12:46:34 -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=469505
  • Bessa Whitmore
    signed 2019-01-21 12:46:15 -0500
    I traveled to Israel/Palestine (May 2017) and saw for myself the effects of what the Israeli government is going to Palestinians. Appalling! Bravo to Tiaib and Oscario-Cortez for skipping the AIPAC junket.
  • John Davies
    signed 2019-01-21 12:05:14 -0500
  • John Hogan
    signed 2019-01-21 11:44:29 -0500
  • Sergei Kostin
    signed 2019-01-21 10:57:53 -0500
  • Melly Ailabouni
    signed 2019-01-21 10:09:28 -0500
    Melly Ailabouni
  • Jennifer Humiston
    signed 2019-01-21 07:54:41 -0500
  • Selene Guarna
    signed 2019-01-21 05:21:15 -0500
  • Zac Sidawi
    signed 2019-01-20 23:31:18 -0500
    Don’t subject yourself to brainwashing by AIPAc!
  • Vanessa Banti
    signed 2019-01-20 23:16:54 -0500
  • Juan Beltre
    signed 2019-01-20 23:03:50 -0500
  • Tom Arnott
    signed 2019-01-20 23:02:35 -0500
  • Robert Fenstermaker
    signed 2019-01-20 22:44:51 -0500
  • Karen Kerrigan
    signed 2019-01-20 21:58:25 -0500
    Hello Rashida and Alexandria!

    Go for it! The world needs to know about The West Bank!

    Thank you!

    Karen Kerrigan

    Proud member of Rashida’s MI13
  • Lila Schmall
    signed 2019-01-20 21:10:13 -0500
  • Paula Hock
    signed 2019-01-20 20:16:08 -0500
  • Mary Cato
    signed 2019-01-20 19:39:28 -0500
  • Robert Jaslowski
    signed 2019-01-20 19:19:43 -0500
    Keep the pressure on
  • John Stich
    signed 2019-01-20 17:37:18 -0500
  • Linda Owen
    signed 2019-01-20 15:17:34 -0500
  • Barbara Hanst
    signed 2019-01-20 15:17:19 -0500
  • Samira Turk
    signed 2019-01-20 14:24:46 -0500
  • Teresa Boardwine
    signed via 2019-01-20 14:04:23 -0500
    Truth needs to be the Answer
  • Earl Peter Dolven
    signed 2019-01-20 14:02:34 -0500
    Anti AIPAC =Anti Semetic? (does that include Palestinian Semetics?
  • Zahir Aziz
    signed 2019-01-20 13:19:33 -0500
    Seeing is believing, please go to Palestine and experience it.
  • Beverly Rolfsmeyer
    signed 2019-01-20 13:13:09 -0500
  • David Funsten
    signed 2019-01-20 12:42:48 -0500
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