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,

Who's signing

Rosemarie Pace
Frank Fortino
Kristine Blake
Barbara Gravesen
Anne Henderson
Suhail Shafi
Clark Peters
Dana Wilson
Kindly Atcha 🍀
Maurice Vaughan
Bama Brand
J. Alessi
Richard Andrews
Eliot Bowen
Edwin Bergmann
Larry Powell
laurel kempe
Andrew Altamirano
meriam ben halima
Carol Buttet
Jorge Aros
Mahan Khalsa
Joanne Heisel
Bert Giskes
Crystal
Carla Davis
Virginia Keller
Gerard F. Gaudin
2,583 signatures

Will you sign?

Comments

  • Rosemarie Pace
    signed 2019-01-20 10:57:32 -0500
    It is critical that American politicians and all citizens visit Palestine and learn the truth of Israel’s occupation and oppression. You must NOT visit with Israeli minders, but go with groups that will give you the freedom to see the reality and listen to the Palestinian people. I have been there and done that. Americans need to get beyond the Israeli mythology of victimhood and need for “defense.” Israel is the occupier and aggressor.
  • Frank Fortino
    signed 2019-01-20 10:51:19 -0500
  • Kristine Blake
    @EMPRESSROOTSGAL tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-20 09:26:46 -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=473288
  • Kristine Blake
    signed 2019-01-20 09:26:40 -0500
  • Barbara Gravesen
    signed 2019-01-20 09:13:56 -0500
  • Anne Henderson
    signed 2019-01-20 08:41:58 -0500
  • Suhail Shafi
    signed 2019-01-20 08:40:34 -0500
  • Clark Peters
    signed 2019-01-20 06:56:33 -0500
  • Dana Wilson
    signed 2019-01-20 04:07:15 -0500
  • Kindly Atcha 🍀
    @AtchaJohn tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-20 02:55:10 -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=736341
  • Kindly Atcha 🍀
    signed 2019-01-20 02:55:05 -0500
  • Maurice Vaughan
    signed 2019-01-20 00:14:41 -0500
    Support this movement as Israeli interference and clandestine activities in America is disturbing.
  • Bama Brand
    signed 2019-01-19 23:50:11 -0500
  • J. Alessi
    signed 2019-01-19 22:54:47 -0500
  • Richard Andrews
    signed 2019-01-19 22:31:36 -0500
  • Eliot Bowen
    signed 2019-01-19 21:33:17 -0500
  • Edwin Bergmann
    signed 2019-01-19 20:29:48 -0500
  • Larry Powell
    signed 2019-01-19 20:01:02 -0500
  • laurel kempe
    signed 2019-01-19 19:18:42 -0500
    Palestinians deserve our support, too. Leaving them (in Jericho) with a partially completed sewage system that does not work is incomprehensible. I am not at all proud of America’s current role in the middle East.
  • Andrew Altamirano
    signed 2019-01-19 18:24:07 -0500
  • meriam ben halima
    signed 2019-01-19 17:41:38 -0500
  • Carol Buttet
    signed 2019-01-19 17:35:27 -0500
  • Jorge Aros
    signed 2019-01-19 17:29:07 -0500
  • Mahan Khalsa
    signed 2019-01-19 17:22:27 -0500
  • Joanne Heisel
    signed 2019-01-19 17:20:49 -0500
    AIPAC is essentially the lobbying arm of the Israeli government. You will not see the WHOLE TRUTH (if any of the truth!) by participating in their delegation to Israel.Please open your eyes and look at what is happening to the Palestinians!
  • Bert Giskes
    signed 2019-01-19 17:17:37 -0500
  • Crystal
    signed 2019-01-19 17:17:34 -0500
    Peace, safety and human rights to Palestinians NOW!!!
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2019-01-19 16:49:35 -0500
    Please give NO SUPPORT to Apartheid Israel & AIPAC!!!
  • Virginia Keller
    signed 2019-01-19 16:37:55 -0500
  • Gerard F. Gaudin
    signed 2019-01-19 16:37:27 -0500
    JUNK WALLS DON’T CONTROL ANYTHING!!! HOWEVER, CONGRESS HAS THE ABILITY YO CONTROL, IMPEACH AND IMPRISON THE LYING, TRAITOROUS ORANGE SHITGIBBON AND HIS PUNKBOY ENABLER, MITCH McCONNELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMPRISON THEM, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OPEN THE GOVERNMENT; NO MOREENSLAVEMENT”!!!!!!!!!!!
//
2,583

people already signed this!