An open letter to the President & U.S. Congress


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Yesterday on 2/16, the ICJ stated that the recent acceleration of attacks on Rafah in particular, "would exponentially increase what is already a humanitarian nightmare with untold regional consequences". The court further advised that "this perilous situation demands immediate and effective implementation of the provisional measures". Meanwhile, you have continued to steal from the American people to provide money and weapons for Israel to finish their genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign. Biden, Blinken, and Llyod's U.S. court case for genocide complicity may have been dismissed, but it wasn't for lack of proof. The court found that Israel's actions plausibly constitute genocide and advised the Biden administration to re-examine policies towards Israel. I hope the plaintiff's win their appeal against dismissal. This statement from our own courts stating that Israel is likely committing a genocide is more than credible evidence under Leahy law which calls for the immediate suspension of miliary aid in the form of money, weapons, or training. Every moment you do nothing, you are breaking our own laws against providing foreign forces support when they've plausibly committed gross human rights violations. I will advocate for criminal charges to be brought against you and the rest of the administration that is involved. I know that Congress is equally liable under Leahy law. I demand that you:  - Call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire - Call for the immediate end of Israel's occupation and apartheid and support Palestinians in their fight for freedom and peace - Hold Israel accountable for their violations of the Genocide Convention and all other international laws by any means necessary - Secure the immediate release and safety of all Palestinians who have been abducted and held captive by Israel, including those whose indefinite detention began prior to 10/7 - Permanently end all monetary, diplomatic, and military aid given to Israel and enforce Leahy Law - Reallocate all funds given to Israel and commit additional resources for ongoing humanitarian relief for Palestinians starting with immediately resume funding of UNRWA - Immediately withdraw all U.S. troops, military assets, and all other assets deployed throughout the Middle East and cease all actions that further escalate a larger regional conflict - Pass legislation that voids all anti-BDS laws at the federal level - Restore my right to free speech and the freedom of the press by condemning all discrimination or harassment for criticizing any government or political ideology (including zionism) and by doing everything possible to prevent future assaults to my rights, including governmental control and/or censorship of the Internet

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