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CAIR ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Stop Taking AIPAC Propaganda Trips to Israel, Occupied West Bank

Is your member of Congress one of the 72 lawmakers taking part this August in the anti-Palestinian lobby group American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) 2019 propaganda tour of Israel, including the occupied West Bank?  

Find out below by checking who are the 42 Democratic and 31 Republican lawmakers that are touring Israel with AIPAC – and then act with CAIR’s click-and-send action alert that tells Congress to:
Please stop empowering
AIPAC, an agenda-driven group that has for decades enabled the Israeli government’s segregationist policies, resulting in the denial of human rights for Christian and Muslim Palestinians. AIPAC actively undermines Palestinian rights and is not considered a reliable source on the status of Israel and Palestine. . . Americans should expect better from their members of Congress when it comes to human rights and not worry about them attending all-expense paid trips that whitewash Israel’s human rights abuses.”


AIPAC is an anti-Palestinian lobby group that has funded Islamophobic causes. The trip is organized for new members of Congress by the American Israel Education Foundation, an affiliate of AIPAC. It is unlikely during their AIPAC-sponsored trip members of Congress will learn much about Israel violating international law, as trip tour guides gloss over:

  • Israel’s newly-approved plans to construct 6,000 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank
  • Israeli forces demolishing 10 Palestinian apartment buildings near Jerusalem because they were too close to the #ApartheidWall
  • an independent United Nations report earlier this year finding “reasonable grounds” that Israel violated international humanitarian law with Israeli forces having “no justification” for using live rounds during last year’s protests along Gaza’s border fence that led to the shooting deaths of more than 180 Palestinians.

According to the Times of Israel, here is the full list of the 72 Democratic and Republican House members visiting Israel with AIPAC.

According to the Times of Israel, copied below is the full list of the 72 Democratic and Republican House members visiting Israel with AIPAC.

SEE: Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: August 12, 2019

Democratic Members of Congress:

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD)
Caucus Chair
Hakeem Jeffries (NY)
Rep. Colin
Allred (TX)
Rep. Ed Case (HI)
Rep. Sean
Casten (IL)
Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA)
Sharice Davids (KS)
Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA)
Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY)
Rep. Ted
Deutch (FL)
Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX)
Rep. John
Garamendi (CA)
Rep. Jared Golden (ME)
Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA)
Vincente Gonzalez (TX)
Jahana Hayes (CT)
Rep. Kendra Horn (OK)
Rep. Steven
Horsford (NV)
Chrissy Houlahan (PA)
Rep. Andy Kim (NJ)
Reps. Ron Kind (WI)
Rep. Mike Levin (CA)
Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ)
Rep. Ben McAdams (UT)
Rep. Lucy
McBath (GA)
Rep. Joseph
Morelle (NY)
Rep. Joe
Neguse (CO)
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX)
Rep. Chris Pappas (NH)
Rep. Jamie
Raskin (MD)
Rep. Max Rose (NY)
Rep. Harley
Rouda (CA)
Rep. Brad Schneider (IL)
Rep. Kim
Schrier (WA)
Rep. Donna
Shalala (FL)
Rep. Greg Stanton (AZ)
Rep. Haley Stevens (MI)
Xochitl Torres-Small (NM)
Rep. Lori
Trahan (MA)
Rep. David
Trone (MD)
Rep. Susan Wild (PA)

Republican Members of Congress:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA)
Rep. Kelly Armstrong (ND)
Rep. Troy
Balderson (OH)
Rep. Jim Baird (IN)
Rep. Michael Cloud (TX)
Rep. Ben Cline (VA)
Rep. John Curtis (UT)
Rep. Ron Estes (KS)
Rep. Clay Higgins (LA)
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
Rep. Lance
Gooden (TX)
Rep. Mark Green (TN)
Rep. Debbie
Lesko (AZ)
Rep. Dan
Meuser (PA)
Rep. Carol Miller (WV)
Rep. Alex Mooney (WV)
Rep. Ralph Norman (SC)
Rep. Greg Pence (IN)
Rep. Guy
Reschenthaler (PA)
Rep. Denver
Riggleman (VA)
Rep. John Rose (TN)
Rep. Chip Roy (TX)
Rep. Ross
Spano (FL)
Rep. Pete
Stauber (MN)
Rep. Elise
Stefanik (NY)
Rep. Bryan
Steil (WI)
Rep. Van Taylor (TX)
Rep. William
Timmons (SC)
Rep. Michael Waltz (FL)
Rep. Steve Watkins (KS)
Rep. Ron Wright (TX)

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


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