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GOP Senator Sides With Dems on Israel

Our Capitol Hill office recently alerted me to a new threat against Israel in Congress. That's why your voice and mine urgently needs to be heard on Capitol Hill.

And as I note below, at least one influential Senate Republican is siding with Democrats. See my update and take advantage of CIDI's fax Congress service to make your voice heard! —Mat.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a strong supporter of Israel. But he’s wrong on one thing. Graham, like most Democrats in Congress, supports the so-called two-state solution.

Frankly, it should be called the two-state failure. That’s because it has been proposed repeatedly but always without success—and at times it has been a trigger for bloody violence.

The GOP rejected the two-state solution from its party platform in 2016. But Sen. Graham still supports it, as do House Democrats. They inserted language endorsing this failed idea into a massive appropriations package.

They’re also proposing millions in new funding for the Palestinians.

In fact, House Democrats are trying to use the appropriations process to reverse President Donald Trump’s strong pro-Israel policy.

That's why you and I must make our voice heard right now. And you can do that today using CIDI's fax Congress service.



+  +  Here's what's happening...

Take a look at what Democrats have embedded in the massive "Megabus #1" appropriations bill. This legislative monstrosity combines separate appropriations bills and hides dangerously misguided, anti-Israel provisions in its many pages.

House Democrats want to reverse Trump's policy by writing the following proposals into law...

1. Failed Two-State Solution. The appropriations package endorses the so-called "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Fans of this failed idea--also known as "land for peace"--tout it as the only possible solution. But it's been in circulation since at least 1937. And despite successive attempts to make "land for peace" work, all attempts have failed.

Worse, bloodshed has followed. In the case of the Oslo agreements, the two-state formula ushered in a period of bloody Palestinian uprisings. And when Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in 2005, ceding the coastal strip in a naive bid for peace, Palestinians showed their gratitude by showering the Jewish state with rockets and missiles.

2. Millions in Palestinian aid. President Trump slashed aid in 2018 to the Palestinian Authority which pays out millions to Palestinians who attack and kill Israelis. The family of the Palestinian terrorist who killed American Taylor Force--an Iraq war veteran--now enjoys a regular stipend from the PA. Despite that, Democrats want to funnel more millions to the Palestinians.

The Democrats' appropriations package awards Palestinian intransigence with $226 million in aid. These taxpayer dollars are designated for humanitarian and development assistance in the West Bank and Gaza. But the money could easily help fund terror attacks on Israelis or Americans.

That's because the Palestinian Authority has a reprehensible policy of rewarding terrorists and their families with lifetime payments. In 2018, the Palestinian Authority budgeted $340 million for its "pay to slay" program. And your tax dollars could help fund this horrible system if the Democrats have their way.


+  +  Fax the Senate today!

You can make your voice heard in opposition to these dangerous anti-Israel proposals which could become law unless we act now. And the place to make our message heard is the Senate, which has received the House appropriations "Megabus #1" bill.

We've selected key Senators to target—including Sen. Graham who sits on the Appropriations Committee—and you can reach them today using our fax Congress service.

Please join me and others in sending a loud and clear signal. Tell senators not to let these anti-Israel provisions become law.

The Senate is the one place where you and I can stop this--but that won't happen unless we speak out. You can do that right now by sending a pre-written fax telling senators to remove these anti-Israel provisions from the "Megabus #1" House appropriations package.

And because time is short, I ask you to act immediately. Join me in telling the Senate to strip out these failed and dangerous anti-Israel provisions.

As you do, your generous support will be greatly appreciated to help us fight for Israel on Capitol Hill and throughout America!

Thank you for your love for Israel and your partnership with CIDI!

Together for Israel,

Mat Staver
Chairman