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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  • Liz D.
    signed 2019-01-19 05:42:47 -0500
    Liz D.
  • Bob Reynolds
    signed 2019-01-19 05:25:09 -0500
  • Miguel Raldiris
    signed 2019-01-19 05:20:08 -0500
  • Friend Elia
    signed 2019-01-19 05:02:20 -0500
  • Aida Friedenreich
    signed 2019-01-19 04:56:49 -0500
  • Doris Wilson
    signed 2019-01-19 04:56:20 -0500
  • Simon Vrouwe
    signed 2019-01-19 04:19:00 -0500
  • Steve Rangel
    signed 2019-01-19 04:15:51 -0500
  • Graham Orton
    signed 2019-01-19 03:52:19 -0500
  • Deb Sarka
    signed 2019-01-19 03:42:19 -0500
  • Eric Steele
    signed 2019-01-19 03:36:07 -0500
  • Professor Albert Logjes
    signed 2019-01-19 03:31:12 -0500
  • jean boustani
    signed 2019-01-19 03:25:54 -0500
  • Robbie Nicholas
    signed 2019-01-19 03:18:53 -0500
    Robbie Nicholas
  • Zuhair Idris
    signed 2019-01-19 02:58:14 -0500
  • Mary Pampalk
    signed 2019-01-19 02:50:35 -0500
  • Russell Novkov
    signed 2019-01-19 02:02:57 -0500
  • mohsen shenas
    signed 2019-01-19 01:27:44 -0500
  • Jane Zighelboim Awni
    signed 2019-01-19 01:26:07 -0500
    It’s time we stand on the moral side of this issue!! Skip AIPAC’s trip and join Tlaib’s delegation to Palestine.
  • Leila Maher
    signed 2019-01-19 01:24:12 -0500
  • Deborah A Cecere
    signed 2019-01-19 01:11:15 -0500
  • Yussuff ali
    signed 2019-01-19 01:11:15 -0500
  • Nidal Elderamneh
    signed 2019-01-19 01:10:31 -0500
    Skip the trip. Go to Palestine. Please Be fair
  • John Ho
    signed 2019-01-19 01:07:16 -0500
  • John Ho
    @Tatsuya_Shima tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-19 01:07:05 -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=632471
  • Frank Martin
    signed 2019-01-19 01:06:45 -0500
  • Terry McNally
    signed 2019-01-19 01:06:11 -0500
    BDS!!!
  • Ron Schmidt
    signed 2019-01-19 00:51:02 -0500
  • Arthur Rubenstein
    signed 2019-01-19 00:47:04 -0500
  • Barbara R Chavez-Rock
    signed 2019-01-19 00:43:36 -0500
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