Saturday, September 24, 2011

Don't Punish the Palestinians for Free Speech at the U.N.

As the expected U.N. vote on recognizing Palestine as a state nears, threats of retaliation against the Palestinians for taking their case to the United Nations are increasing. A House appropriations subcommittee has already passed a bill that could cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinians if they refuse to drop their U.N. bid.

There should be no dispute among fair-minded people that the Palestinians, like every other people, have the right to take their case to the United Nations., and that U.S. aid to the Palestinians should not be conditioned on giving up free speech rights at the U.N.

Will you join me in telling President Obama and your representatives in Congress that you oppose punishing the Palestinians for speaking their truth at the United Nations?


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