Resistbot Petition: WHY ARE YOU VIOLATING OUR OWN LAWS TO SUPPLY ISRAEL WITH WEAPONS?Resistbot Petition: WHY ARE YOU VIOLATING OUR OWN LAWS TO SUPPLY ISRAEL WITH WEAPONS?

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

WHY ARE YOU VIOLATING OUR OWN LAWS TO SUPPLY ISRAEL WITH WEAPONS?

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Tell me why my government is violating our own laws, and/or the spirit of those laws, to continue to supply Israel with weapons. You should know better than I do what the Leahy law is, but if you're that poorly informed, why don't you read the State Deparment's website about it: https://www.state.gov/key-topics-bureau-of-democracy-human-rights-and-labor/human-rights/leahy-law-fact-sheet/ "The term “Leahy law” refers to two statutory provisions prohibiting the U.S. Government from using funds for assistance to units of foreign security forces where there is credible information implicating that unit in the commission of gross violations of human rights (GVHR)." And wouldn't you know it, gross human rights violations are exactly what multiple NGOs and human rights monitoring organizations are reporting that is what Israel is doing in Palestine now and in the recent past. You can check out one report posted on the UN's site back in 2022 on the topic: https://www.un.org/unispal/?post_type=document&p=281705 So either my government is so Incompetent ya'll don't understand what a gross human rights violation is, or you have no respect for the rule or law. What's the point of the pretense of law and order when you will do whatever you want anyway. Shame on you. I am demanding that you: - Call for an immediate ceasefire- a "humanitarian pause" is completely insufficient - Call for the immediate end of apartheid, occupation, and ethnic cleansing of Palestine - Support both Israelis and Palestinians in efforts for real and long-lasting peace, safety, freedom, and equal rights for both groups - Continue to speak out against the disturbing rise of antisemitism, and ALSO equally condemn the rise of Islamophobia tearing our country apart - Withdraw all U.S. troops and assets sent to assist Israel - Permanently end all monetary and military aid given to Israel, whether it is directly or indirectly provided - Provide substantial, ongoing humanitarian relief to all of occupied Palestine to help them rebuild, care for the sick & injured, bury the dead with dignity, and to ensure all of their basic needs are taken care of and unable to be restricted now and in the future by any government or group - Not support any legislation that directly or indirectly allows for targeting of Palestinians both in the U.S. and abroad - Protect my freedom of speech and work against all efforts of censorship whether the form is governmental control of the Internet, penalties in-person, or other means of silencing - Restore my right of free speech to criticize any government or political ideology and provide protection against targeting, discrimination, and harassment for doing so - Repeal all federal anti-BDS laws for businesses and individuals and pass legislation that voids any and all state-level anti-BDS laws - Stop the militarization of our police force by ending the cross-training done with the IDF, and all other ways this is accomplished

▶ Created on November 28, 2023 by Sarah

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