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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Zuhair Al-Atwi
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Richard Fabry
Ala Hassan
Jesse Scarlato
Peter Hawxhurst
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Nancy Clark
Charlotte Klieman
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  • Zuhair Al-Atwi
    signed 2019-01-19 16:34:19 -0500
  • Kevin Gallagher
    signed 2019-01-19 16:19:05 -0500
  • Stephen Finnan
    signed 2019-01-19 15:41:34 -0500
  • Georgia Kahn
    signed 2019-01-19 15:35:20 -0500
  • Juanita Rosene
    signed 2019-01-19 15:22:30 -0500
  • Mary Ann Fleming
    signed 2019-01-19 15:17:23 -0500
  • Maryjo Osowski
    signed 2019-01-19 15:03:52 -0500
  • Denis Hanlon
    signed 2019-01-19 14:42:32 -0500
  • Barbara Kausen
    signed 2019-01-19 14:33:29 -0500
  • Bill Simonds
    signed 2019-01-19 14:18:39 -0500
  • John Brair
    signed 2019-01-19 14:16:25 -0500
  • David Newman Newman
    signed 2019-01-19 14:04:46 -0500
  • Richard Fabry
    signed 2019-01-19 14:00:17 -0500
    As the son of a Jewish holocaust survivor, I urge the Congress not to manipulated by the Israel lobby but rather get the perspective of the Palestinians. Unfortunately, victims often become victimizers. Please do not enable this dysfunction.
  • Ala Hassan
    signed 2019-01-19 13:57:21 -0500
    Signed.
  • Jesse Scarlato
    signed 2019-01-19 13:42:03 -0500
  • Peter Hawxhurst
    signed 2019-01-19 13:32:25 -0500
    Act Morally Just! Freedom, Equality for all
  • Rebecca Rozelle-Stone
    signed 2019-01-19 13:31:08 -0500
  • Hayden Davis
    signed 2019-01-19 13:23:56 -0500
  • Nancy Clark
    signed 2019-01-19 13:21:55 -0500
  • Charlotte Klieman
    signed 2019-01-19 13:12:21 -0500
  • Sharif Raja
    signed 2019-01-19 12:40:03 -0500
  • Richard Conroy
    signed 2019-01-19 12:26:52 -0500
    I’m an American and a Connecticut citizen AND I vote. I am deeply in opposition to any freshman congressmen taking part in supporting the injustice of apartheid, by taking part in the Aipac sponsored trip to Israel.
  • Susan Ringwood
    signed 2019-01-19 12:20:24 -0500
    This is dishonest at best…..
  • Alina Dollat
    signed 2019-01-19 12:04:38 -0500
  • Bk Faunce
    signed 2019-01-19 11:43:15 -0500
    The truth about Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestinian lands has been thoroughly documented. Will you continue to support the oppressors, or will you finally stand up for what is right? History is watching.
  • Chuck Nasmith
    signed 2019-01-19 11:41:12 -0500
  • Wade Worthington
    signed 2019-01-19 11:37:05 -0500
  • Nancy Garland
    signed 2019-01-19 11:30:22 -0500
  • Pierre Labossiere Labossiere
    signed 2019-01-19 11:16:11 -0500
  • Jeff Munchak
    signed 2019-01-19 11:06:14 -0500
    Long overdue!
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