PDA Calls on President Biden to Pressure Israel for Immediate Ceasefire

May 15, 2021 | PDA Blog

By Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Democrats of America calls on the Biden Administration to use its leverage to demand Israel comply with Hamas’ proposal for an immediate ceasefire. We appeal to President Biden and Congress to halt weapons sales to the Israeli Defense Forces, end taxpayer support for the Israeli military, withdraw recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and support Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s bill H.R. 2590 to condition aid to Israel.

Call your Congressperson–Urge your rep to co-sponsor H.R. 2590 and echo the call for an immediate ceasefire: Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Write the White House to urge President Biden to use his leverage to demand an immediate ceasefire: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Just as we cannot abide by white supremacists storming our Capitol on January 6th, we cannot support Israeli ethno-nationalists treating Palestinians as second class citizens in their homeland. 

We deplore violence, whether it be perpetrated by the Israeli military bombing apartment buildings and news offices in Gaza or Hamas firing rockets into Israel to protest Israel’s forced expulsions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

In the words of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, “The US must stop being an apologist for the Netanyahu government.”

We must stand for equal rights for all in Israel Palestine.

1 Comment

  1. Jill Ferguson

    I’d hoped you’d changed your stance on supporting & funding Israel’s Palestine genocide since your Congress & VP tenure. Sadly you’ve remained true to the Zionist agenda.
    The shame is not only Israel’s but ours – and yours!