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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Alan Fischer
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Anne Anne Rogers De Anda
Connie Stomper
george mercier
Saeed Parker
Ann Joseph
Gene Herman Herman
E Engar
Margaret Elliott
Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
Gordon Beeferman
Carole Flot
Melba Dlugonski
Pete Ackerman
Diane Mason
Peter DeLorenzo
Carol Kouri
Susann Eastridge
Craig Wood
Brian Duren
Kathleen mason
Ahmad Gharanfoli
Lathifah Irbah .N.K.
Terry Shetler
Anna Berg
Phillip Deem
Kenneth McDonald
Martin and Carolyn Karcher
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Comments

  • Alan Fischer
    signed 2019-01-19 00:40:22 -0500
    My father escaped the Nazis and stood for justice for all peoples, including the Palestinian people. It is not only unjust to support Israel’s extreme repression and apartheid, but is spiritually destructive to Americans, Jews and all others who participate in such abuse and will only create more instability and insecurity. Please stand up for justice and the principles of Tikkun Olam and resist AIPACs propaganda.
  • Mary Grayeske
    signed 2019-01-19 00:38:52 -0500
  • Anne Anne Rogers De Anda
    signed 2019-01-19 00:27:31 -0500
  • Connie Stomper
    signed 2019-01-19 00:24:06 -0500
    Stand for human rights.
  • george mercier
    signed 2019-01-19 00:22:53 -0500
  • Saeed Parker
    signed 2019-01-19 00:10:25 -0500
  • Ann Joseph
    signed 2019-01-19 00:08:30 -0500
  • Gene Herman Herman
    signed 2019-01-18 23:45:13 -0500
    I cant physically make this trip,

    please dear politicians, bear witness for me

    then follow your heart

    ps impeach that sob asap
  • E Engar
    signed 2019-01-18 23:43:00 -0500
  • Margaret Elliott
    signed 2019-01-18 23:36:27 -0500
    Margaret Elliott
  • Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
    signed 2019-01-18 23:33:56 -0500
    What the government of Israel is doing to the Palestinians is criminal and beyond shameful. It is such a great pity that the Jewish people are repeating what was done to them during the holocaust.
  • Gordon Beeferman
    signed 2019-01-18 23:28:44 -0500
  • Carole Flot
    signed 2019-01-18 23:23:38 -0500
  • Melba Dlugonski
    signed 2019-01-18 23:22:52 -0500
  • Pete Ackerman
    signed 2019-01-18 23:19:21 -0500
  • Diane Mason
    signed 2019-01-18 23:12:24 -0500
  • Peter DeLorenzo
    signed 2019-01-18 23:07:48 -0500
  • Carol Kouri
    signed 2019-01-18 23:06:10 -0500
    W
  • Susann Eastridge
    signed 2019-01-18 23:02:52 -0500
    Don’t support the AIPAC’s agenda!
  • Craig Wood
    signed 2019-01-18 22:55:58 -0500
  • Brian Duren
    signed 2019-01-18 22:49:47 -0500
  • Kathleen mason
    signed 2019-01-18 22:33:07 -0500
  • Ahmad Gharanfoli
    signed 2019-01-18 22:32:41 -0500
  • Lathifah Irbah .N.K.
    @ThifaOfficial tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 22:30:40 -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=716284
  • Lathifah Irbah .N.K.
    signed 2019-01-18 22:30:33 -0500
  • Terry Shetler
    signed 2019-01-18 22:28:50 -0500
  • Anna Berg
    signed 2019-01-18 22:28:47 -0500
  • Phillip Deem
    signed 2019-01-18 22:17:38 -0500
    Maybe Tlaib can shine some light on Israel. The world needs LOTS of light on Israel..
  • Kenneth McDonald
    signed 2019-01-18 22:17:36 -0500
  • Martin and Carolyn Karcher
    signed 2019-01-18 22:16:51 -0500
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