300+ Organizations & 5,000+ Individuals Protest Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act: The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation stepped up today its campaign against HR4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, by delivering to the House International Relations Committee a letter opposing the bill signed by more than 300 organizations. The US Campaign also delivered a petition against the resolution signed by more than 5,000 people to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the sponsor of HR4681.

The letter and petition were also delivered by the Council for the National Interest (CNI) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). The petition was composed of letters signed by supporters of the US Campaign, CNI, and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).

According to Josh Ruebner, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, “there is widespread grassroots opposition to punishing the Palestinian people for voting by imposing harsh sanctions on them, as proposed in the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act. Palestinians are already facing dire humanitarian conditions as a result of Israeli occupation and siege policies. Cutting humanitarian aid to them, as proposed in this resolution, is not only politically unwise, but morally unconscionable as well.”

Other organizations opposing HR4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, include the American Friends Service Committee, Black Voices for Peace, Code Pink Women for Peace, the Green Party of the United States, the Methodist Federation for Social Action, Pax Christ USA, Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, United for Peace and Justice, and Veterans for Peace.

Contact: 202-423-7666, The complete list of endorsing organizations can be found at: End the Occupation