Republican Congress members flip out over the removal of an extra $1 billion gift to Israel on a budget bill (that they weren’t going to vote for anyway). Activists for justice for Palestinians hail the event as “an unprecedented moment for Palestinian rights.”
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Rare Congressional event: 20 Dems debate Israel-Palestine
A special gathering of Democratic Party House members discussed Israel-Palestine… here’s what they said.
Rep. Betty McCollum leads effort to block Israel from using US aid to break int’l law
Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced a new bill (H.R. 2590) that challenges Israel’s impunity, at a time when support in Congress for Palestinian rights is at an all-time high. This issue of conditional aid to Israel has gained momentum in recent years – but there is a long way to go…
‘Winds are shifting’: US Congress criticise Israel in two rare letters
Support for Palestinian human rights in Congress may be on the rise at last: In 2 separate letters, House members slam range of Israel policies, and five senators call on Israel to vaccinate Palestinians.
Trends in Congress spell hope for Palestinians
Capitol Hill has for years been a no-questions-asked, pro-Israel fortress. That tide may be turning, and Israel partisans are not happy.
Democratic Party’s big pro-Israel donors set policies on BDS
Philip Weiss names and discusses the powerful pro-Israel donors who impact Democratic policies
Rep. Betty McCollum slams AIPAC hate ad
The Israel lobby took aim at Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-4) and others, calling them “anti-Semitic” and “more sinister than ISIS.” McCollum hit back.
‘My heart comes first’ — Why Nita Lowey chose to chair House committee controlling funds to Israel
Lowey chose to ‘follow her heart’ by heading the state, foreign operations, and related programs subcommittee over a more prestigious subcommittee within the powerful House Appropriations Committee because it dealt with allocating funds for Israel.
Congress has introduced 50 pieces of legislation about Israel in 2019
While America struggles with crises in health care, hunger, and homelessness, Congress has found the time to entertain over four dozen bills and resolutions that cater to a wealthy, heavily-armed state: Israel.
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib targeted in Israeli fake news operation
Israeli-based group uses Facebook to spread disinformation to more than a million followers around the world, singling out Muslim US congresswomen.