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CAIR Joins 100+ National Groups Calling on Biden to Stop Weapons Sales to Israel

(WASHINGTON D.C., 6/10/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined a coalition of more than 100 national organizations calling on President Biden to stop the sale of $735 million in advanced weapons to Israel.

The sale would include the same type of missiles that were used by Israeli forces to kill more than 200 civilians, including more than 60 children, and destroy residential buildings in Gaza. 

SEE: 100 National Organizations Call on Biden to Halt Weapons Sales to Israel

https://www.fcnl.org/updates/2021-06/fcnl-joins-100-national-organizations-calling-biden-halt-weapons-sales-israel

The coalition’s letter stated in part:

“Given the likely continuing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by the Israeli government, delivery of these weapons would greatly undermine your administration’s goal of pursuing a foreign policy centered on human rights. Moving forward with this sale would also hurt the U.S. ability to play a constructive role in the peace process, which could have lasting implications for the likelihood of resolving the conflict.

“We believe moving ahead with these sales would undermine U.S. moral values, national security interests, and support likely violations of international humanitarian law by sending a green light for Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.”

“We call on President Biden to immediately stop the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel – the same type of weapons Israel used against civilians just last month,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “It is time for our leaders to stop supporting Israeli war crimes and apartheid.”

He noted that CAIR has previously called for a halt to the weapons sale.

SEE: CAIR Action Alert: Demand President Biden Halt $735 Million Sale of Missiles Used by Israel to Kill Civilians in Gaza

CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ to Host Emergency Protest & Phone Bank Urging Senators to Block Weapons Sale to Israel

CAIR has urged Congress to reject Israeli requests for emergency military aid.

SEE: CAIR Action Alert: Urge Congress to Reject Israel’s Request for $1 Billion in Emergency Military Aid

CAIR has also called on elected officials to condemn Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

SEE: CAIR Calls on President Biden to ‘Unequivocally Condemn’ Israeli Police Again for Storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, Jeopardizing Cease-Fire

CAIR: Maryland Muslims to Announce Joint Letter to Elected Officials Urging Action in Response to Israeli Anti-Palestinian Aggression

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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