URGENT: Demand House reject resolution against Palestinian self-determination

Vote is scheduled for today

(CHICAGO 12/15/2010) – The American Muslims for Palestine condemns in the strongest possible term attempts by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to pass a resolution against Palestinian self-determination.

The bill reaffirms Congress’ “strong opposition to any attempt to establish or seek recognition of a Palestinian state outside of an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians,” among other things.

Furthermore the resolution says “ efforts to bypass negotiations and to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state, or to appeal to the United Nations or other international forums or to foreign governments for recognition of a Palestinian state, would violate the underlying principles of the Oslo Accords, the Road Map, and other relevant Middle East peace process efforts.”

The legislation is outrageous and it is up to all people of conscience to demand their elected officials vote against the preposterous resolution. AMP strongly asserts that the job of Congress is to address the needs of the American people both domestically and internationally. By taking this unjust stance against the Palestinian peoples’ inherent right to choose for themselves, Congress will further weaken its stance in the global community and will show the United States is not an honest and neutral broker in the Middle East peace efforts.

TAKE ACTION

AMP urges its supporters to IMMEDIATELY call upon their U.S. representative and demand he or she vote against this bill.

The resolution does not have a number assigned to it yet. Please refer to it as the resolution supporting a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and condemning unilateral declarations of a Palestinian state, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman.

For talking points and contact information, go to AMP.

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