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.
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.
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.
Forward, JTA, NYT, CNN ‘lie through omission’ about Tlaib, Omar trip
Media are attacking the Congresswomen by claiming that the group sponsoring their proposed trip ‘promoted blood libels.’ The claim is based on one item briefly posted on the NGO’s website six years ago… and the news reports don’t mention that the item quoted an Israeli news report about a book (since retracted) by a prominent Israeli historian saying there was “a factual basis for some of the medieval blood libels against the Jews…”
WATCH: Sanders, Lieu, Pressley, Fox commentator on Israel denying entry to Congress members
Israel has denied entry to an official visit from two US Congress members, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.