actions you can do now!
Actions to take on Palestine:
To find your congressperson and senators go to: https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member
Ask to SUPPORT/co-sponsor H.R.3103, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, a bill that would restrict aid to Israel from being used to destroy homes, detain children, and abuse Palestinians. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/3103/)
Ask to SUPPORT/co-sponsor H.Res.388, Congresswoman Tlaib’s Resolution “Recognizing the ongoing Nakba and Palestine refugees rights.” If you have not read this House Resolution it is a powerful statement against Nakba denial. We hear about Holocaust denial but this is the first resolution I have seen that calls out for the US government to reject denial of the Nakba. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-resolution/388/)
- Ask to OPPOSE a number of acts and bills:
- S. 1637 Combatting BDS Act
- H.Res 346
- S. 510, and H.R.1218
- H.Res 311
- H.R. 3393
- S. 1504 Ensuring Peace Through Strength in Israel Act
- H.Res.92 Recognizing Israel as America’s legitimate and democratic ally and condemning antisemitism
- H.R. 4564 To prohibit Federal agencies from contracting with companies engaged in a boycott of Israel, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3792
- and so MANY more (https://www.congress.gov/search?q=%7B%22source%22%3A%22legislation%22%2C%22search%22%3A%22Israel%22%7D)
Other asks of your congresspeople:
Call rep asking to demand Israel stop Masafer Yatta evictions: Follow instructions from JVP Action: https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/stop-mass-expulsion-masafer-yatta
- Write your congressperson to urge the Biden Administration to oppose discriminatory Israeli regulations against Americans of Palestinian descent that are scheduled to go into effect Oct. 20, 2022. Further ask your congressperson to demand that Israel not be granted Visa Waiver Program privileges while such discriminatory practices remain in effect: https://cmep.salsalabs.org/stopnewcogatrules/index.html
Ask your member of Congress to ADD their signature to the letter from Jamaal Bowman to Secretaries Blinken, Mayorkas, and Cardona. Oppose new COGAT regulations on foreigners including ones discriminating against American citizens based on their ethnicity. Oppose Israel as part of the visa waiver program as long as Israel does not treat all Americans equally. (https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/22046371/bowman-letter-on-palestine-and-academic-freedom.pdf). and also send them a message to ask Israel to rescind its policy (Use Rebuilding Alliance’s form).
- Demand your rep and Secretary Blinken answer questions about 6 orgs on terrorism charges. Use the Massachusetts Peace Action form: https://click.everyaction.com/k/49006309/360438324/101556994
- Help Ahmad Manasra. He was arrested at 13 years old and held until he was 14 to be tried under military law as an adult (Israelis are considered adults at 18). Go to https://actionnetwork.org/letters/congress-urge-israel-to-free-ahmad-manasra to write your congresspeople.
Petitions to sign:
AFSC: Tell Congress: Support an end to Israel’s demolition of Palestinian communities. https://www.afsc.org/action/tell-congress-support-end-to-israels-demolition-palestinian-homes-and-schools.
Support for Stephen Sizer. This influential Church of England Vicar is again attacked by right-wing Jewish politicians in the UK. Positive statements are urged by FOSNA. Please sign and distribute a petition in support of Stephen Sizer. https://fosna.nationbuilder.com/standwithstephen?utm_campaign=anti_palestinian_bigotry&utm_medium=email&utm_source=QPIN. More info at: http://stephensizer.com/.
#Justice4Halibi: Upon returning home after a meeting in Jerusalem in 2016, World Vision Gaza Director Muhammad El-Halabi was arrested on the false charges of diverting millions of dollars of Australian aid money to Hamas, importing heavy metal rods for Hamas’ underground tunnels, and aiding in their military expansion. At his trial, no physical evidence was presented to support any of these charges. Sign petition at: https://www.change.org/p/israel-justice-for-mohammed-halabi
Thank Ben & Jerry’s for suing to keep its ice cream out of the occupied West Bank. , See JVP’s action to hold Unilever accountable: https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/2022-07-bj-thank-you-lawsuit