Publications

On July 16, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced H.Res.496, reaffirming that people in the United States “have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.” As of the August congressional recess, 15 additional Representatives have cosponsored the resolution. ASK: During the August recess, attend town hall meetings and schedule in-district meetings with your Representative. Thank them if they have already cosponsored H.Res.496 and ask them to cosponsor it if they have not yet. ...
Executive Summary For decades, Israel has mistreated US citizens, killing and severely injuring both human rights defenders and young Palestinian Americans spending time with their families in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. In addition, Israel has systematically discriminated against US citizens on the basis of ethnicity, religion, and political viewpoint by denying them entry to Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory it controls. This discrimination has impacted Palestinian Americans most severely, denying them opportunities to visit, work, and live in their homeland, and...
What does this bill say about Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children? This bill finds that Israel detains and prosecutes between 500-700 Palestinian children each year in a “military court system that lacks basic and fundamental guarantees of due process in violation of international standards.” It quotes extensively from reports of human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Defense for Children International—Palestine, and B’Tselem, various UN agencies, and the Department of State to establish that Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children in military detention, including...
Issue: Don’t support bills that oppose campaigns to boycott for Palestinian rights S.Res.120, introduced by Sen. Cardin/H.Res.246, introduced by Rep. Schneider   Ask   Thank Senators and Representatives who have NOT cosponsored these AIPAC-supported resolutions (as of April 5, 32 Senators and 165 Representatives have sponsored it). Ask Senators and Representatives who HAVE cosponsored these resolutions to consider removing their sponsorship.   Talking Points   These resolutions oppose civil society efforts to organize for...