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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  • Jean Lindgren
    signed 2019-01-18 22:08:56 -0500
  • Cynthia Flores
    signed 2019-01-18 21:52:19 -0500
    To have and objective view of what is happening between Israel and Palestine we have to listen both sides, we americans we are tired of giving our well earned money to countries that dont follow the international law and violates human rights.
  • Keith Roberts
    signed 2019-01-18 21:51:49 -0500
  • Deanne Thompson
    signed 2019-01-18 21:51:19 -0500
  • Deanne Thompson
    followed this page 2019-01-18 21:49:54 -0500
  • Badr Risheq
    @BaderRisheg tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 21:46:39 -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=451596
  • Badr Risheq
    signed 2019-01-18 21:45:56 -0500
  • Lee Bartell
    signed 2019-01-18 21:38:20 -0500
    Wish that peace would come all across the Middle East, but it’s a tall order. Still, we need to do all that we can to help foster communication between one another.
  • Ike Kara
    signed 2019-01-18 21:35:36 -0500
    Let us support the trip and let the truth prevail.
  • Debra Brown
    signed 2019-01-18 21:32:58 -0500
  • Said Pacha
    signed 2019-01-18 21:29:11 -0500
  • JoAnne VanDatta
    @allwaysamazed tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-18 21:26:33 -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=20395
  • JoAnne VanDatta
    signed 2019-01-18 21:26:07 -0500
    Please use your position of leadership to advance ethical goals in foreign policy, and encourage ecosocial, humanitarian development throughout the world, especially at this crucial time on behalf of Palestinians, whose suffering in the Holy Land for nearly a century is an international tragedy.
  • Zeb Noormohamed
    signed 2019-01-18 21:24:51 -0500
  • Helgaleena Healingline Healingline
    signed 2019-01-18 21:22:39 -0500
  • Charles A. Nafziger
    signed 2019-01-18 21:21:58 -0500
  • Bhavana Lymworth
    signed 2019-01-18 21:18:19 -0500
  • Nidal Barakat
    signed 2019-01-18 21:16:48 -0500
  • Teresa Robinson
    signed 2019-01-18 21:16:28 -0500
  • Randall Bond
    signed 2019-01-18 21:13:56 -0500
  • Robert Greene
    signed 2019-01-18 21:12:40 -0500
  • Lars Laurinovics
    signed 2019-01-18 21:11:12 -0500
    End Israeli apartheid.
  • David Wheeler
    signed 2019-01-18 21:08:20 -0500
    An American voting Citizen registered in Arizona living in Canada. Let America see the real crime called Israel.
  • Gemma Scharfenberger
    signed 2019-01-18 21:06:38 -0500
    Ted Lieu, please pay attention to this request. Do not be influenced by AIPAC.
  • Jeanne Brantingham
    signed 2019-01-18 20:57:39 -0500
  • Valerie Snyder
    signed 2019-01-18 20:55:39 -0500
  • H W
    signed 2019-01-18 20:51:40 -0500
  • Ghassan Musleh
    signed 2019-01-18 20:50:01 -0500
  • Laurie McGee
    signed 2019-01-18 20:46:52 -0500
  • Jeanette Cool
    signed 2019-01-18 20:46:52 -0500
    Skip the propaganda trips — go to the West Bank….many of us have gone there multiple times — and push to go to Gaza!!! Look the truth straight in the eye! Millions of Americans want real media coverage of Palestine, want HUMAN RIGHTS for Palestinians and sanctions against Israel for their extreme violence throughout all of Palestine, stop the BILLIONS of dollars to Israel. Go see for yourself — like we have and will. If Americans really KNEW what was happening in Israel/Palestine — they would be SHOCKED….I know because I am a truth teller!
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