Last week, we let you know about an imminent vote in Congress on H.Res.11 to object to the US decision to abstain on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which reiterates the illegality of Israeli settlements.
Hundreds of you called your Representatives urging them to oppose H.Res.11, and your advocacy paid off!
Even though the resolution passed, the 80 votes registered against it was the largest no vote on any Israel resolution since the US Campaign started in 2002.
With 342 Representatives voting in favor of Israel’s colonization drive, this might not seem like progress, but believe me, it’s a huge step forward in breaking the nearly unanimous support for Israel on Capitol Hill.
Just watch this inspiring two-minute video of Members of Congress who spoke passionately on the House floor against Israeli settlements.
But we’re not done yet. In the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced a similar resolution—S.Res.6, which has garnered the co-sponsorship of 59 Senators. Even though the resolution is reportedly stalled, it could come up for a vote any time.
Click here to enter your zip code and find out how your Representative voted on H.Res.11 and if your Senators have cosponsored S.Res.6 and then email and call them to express your support for or opposition to their positions on these resolutions.
Especially for the 80 Representatives who voted against H.Res.11, it’s incredibly important for them to receive a large outpouring of thanks from their constituents to further embolden them to stand up for Palestinian human rights.
Thank you for taking action today to encourage your Members of Congress to support international law and US policy on Israeli settlements and reject Congressional resolutions to further Israel’s colonization drive.
P.S: We couldn’t help but notice that the partisan divide on Israel is becoming more pronounced as a result of the vote on H.Res.11. While a whopping 97 percent of the Republican caucus in the House voted for H.Res.11, more than 41 percent of the Democratic caucus voted against it or abstained.