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US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: Thank you, Rep. Hank Johnson

Posted by uscsjp on April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Representative Hank Johnson organized 10 of his fellow lawmakers, including Senator Patrick Leahy, to sign on to a letter to the State Department, urging them to investigate “gross violations of human rights” by Israel and Egypt.

Here is why this is so important: these lawmakers implored Secretary Kerry to determine if these reports of human rights violations triggered the Leahy Law and if so, “to take the appropriate action called for under this law.”
The Leahy Law prohibits the U.S. from providing military aid to foreign military units who commit human rights abuses, which means that some of Israel’s military aid could be cut off. This is huge.

The backlash against these lawmakers has already begun, which is why we need to make our support loud and clear by thanking Rep. Johnson!

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