Congresswoman McCollum's new bill to condition aid to Israel
On Thursday, Congresswoman Betty McCollum introduced a new bill that would ban Israel from using U.S. aid to demolish Palestinian homes, annex Palestinian land and detain Palestinian children. As of today, it has 13 co-sponsors.
I have a new piece up at The Intercept on this important bill, the steep obstacles to getting more Democratic support for it, and the historical context behind efforts to condition U.S. aid to Israel.
I’ve also been busy with a lot of other work! Including: a look at the first-ever civil rights complaint filed against a US university for allegedly fostering an anti-Palestinian environment on campus, for +972 Magazine; a report on the debate over Facebook moderation and criticism of Zionism, also for +972 Magazine; and a piece for Jewish Currents breaking the news that a senior AIPAC official left his job to start a new organization, a sign of Israel advocates’ growing anxiety over progressive opposition to Israeli policies.
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