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Dem candidates mostly turn a blind eye to Israeli atrocities and Palestinian rights

On the critical issue of Israel/Palestine, Democratic presidential hopefuls reveal a strong pro-Israel leaning that does not match the sentiments of a huge swath of Democratic voters. If voters who support justice and human rights don’t speak up, we’re likely to get another leader who bows to Israel.

Action Alert: Tell the candidates, “a good President knows that Palestine matters.”

Our presidential candidates are neglecting the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. Instead, they favor Israel, a state with Palestinian blood on its hands. We must pressure the candidates to engage with this subject, and to come out on the side of justice.

WATCH: Candidates pledge support for Israel in AJC Global Forum videos

Over half of the presidential candidates provided videos of support to the American Jewish Committee for its 2019 Global Forum in Washington D.C. The AJC is known for its advocacy for Israel and its work to destroy the international movement to boycott Israel over Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians. See the videos…

Instead of Taylor Force Act, Congress should consider Rachel Corrie Act, Orwah Hammad Act

Instead of commemorating a tragic death with legislation that will cut off funding to Palestinians and create more misery and, most likely, violence, Congress should enact a Rachel Corrie Act, a Brian Avery Act, an Emily Henoschowitz Act, a Tristan Anderson Act, a Tariq Abukhdeir Act, and an Orwah Hammad Act. See details of what they would contain…