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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  • John McHale
    signed 2019-01-19 11:05:51 -0500
  • Judith Goldschmidt
    signed 2019-01-19 11:01:39 -0500
    I am a Jew, a Canadian citizen AND an American citizen and I vote! I support your choosing an independent trip to see Israel and Palestine over the AIPAC propaganda trip.
  • david lindberg
    signed 2019-01-19 10:58:42 -0500
    Please do this.
  • Michael Gruber
    signed 2019-01-19 10:50:34 -0500
  • Yvonne Segal
    signed 2019-01-19 10:48:24 -0500
  • Kathy Wazana
    signed 2019-01-19 10:45:04 -0500
  • Sara Baldwin
    signed 2019-01-19 10:30:56 -0500
  • Robert Schwarzbauer
    signed 2019-01-19 10:18:24 -0500
  • William Snavely
    signed 2019-01-19 10:18:10 -0500
  • Anne Elliott
    signed 2019-01-19 10:12:09 -0500
  • Rick Lerche
    signed 2019-01-19 10:07:57 -0500
  • Ziad Aldajani
    signed 2019-01-19 10:00:24 -0500
  • Suzie Bagur
    signed 2019-01-19 10:00:24 -0500
  • omar Qahwash
    signed 2019-01-19 09:58:02 -0500
  • mama nata
    @mama_falasteena tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-19 09:31:11 -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=589218
  • natalee nassar
    signed 2019-01-19 09:30:41 -0500
  • Michael Shannon
    signed 2019-01-19 09:17:15 -0500
  • Far Rad
    signed 2019-01-19 09:12:51 -0500
  • Kenneth Ashe
    @tville33 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-19 08:53:11 -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=400649
  • Kenneth Ashe
    signed 2019-01-19 08:52:44 -0500
  • Karen Ratzlaff
    signed 2019-01-19 08:51:09 -0500
  • Frances Secrest
    signed 2019-01-19 08:25:19 -0500
  • Chris Tsombanis
    signed 2019-01-19 08:15:31 -0500
  • Naseema
    @NaseemaMall tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-19 08:14:13 -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=637725
  • Naseema Mall
    signed 2019-01-19 08:13:55 -0500
  • Miriam Volkmann
    signed 2019-01-19 07:21:41 -0500
  • Alice Evans
    signed 2019-01-19 07:19:43 -0500
  • Alice Valentine
    signed 2019-01-19 06:59:03 -0500
  • Joseph Arguelles
    signed 2019-01-19 06:52:54 -0500
  • Lorraine Elletson
    signed 2019-01-19 06:29:40 -0500
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