October 23, 2012
Earlier this month, 15 prominent church leaders sent Members of Congress an historic letter in which they decried “widespread Israeli human rights violations committed against Palestinians.”
The church leaders wrote that “unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel has contributed to this deterioration, sustaining the conflict and undermining the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians."
We fully support their call for “an immediate investigation into possible violations by Israel of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act and the U.S. Arms Export Control Act” and for the “withholding of military aid for non-compliance” with these laws.
This letter is huge—our demand for accountability for Israel’s misuse of U.S. weapons is now going mainstream!
Whether or not you identify with one of the denominations whose leaders signed this letter, please take a moment right now to thank the church leaders for their important letter to Congress.