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Please call and email your Senator now!

Dear P.,

Please phone and email your senators today to vote no on Senate bill S.1!

This composite bill, the first Senate bill of 2019, would give Israel billions of dollars and would work, in its own words, to "combat BDS." The fraudulent title is "Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019."

  • For more information on the bill and its four components see my recent article on S.1
  • The first component of the bill gives Israel the largest military aid package in U.S. history – see our previous report on the $38 billion to Israel package, and how it goes far beyond the Obama MOU.
  • Go here for more information on how the bill's "combatting BDS" component violates the First Amendment right to free speech.

As you can see from the email below, sent out by the Republican Jewish Coalition, all four components of the bill are created on behalf of Israel. The good news is that we have a real chance of defeating it! See below:

Democrats Blocking Pro-Israel, Middle East Security Bill

-Tell Senators Schumer and Durbin: Stand up to pro-BDS Democrats, stop using Israel as leverage in shutdown fight-

S. 1, the Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, is a vital piece of legislation. S. 1 would authorize state and local governments to fight back against entities engaged in BDS (the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel); extend our military assistance to Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East; authorize the transfer of defense articles to Israel in times of need; reauthorize our defense cooperation with Jordan, another close Middle East ally; and sanction entities that are helping finance the brutal Syrian regime [destabilizing Syria has long been an Israeli strategic goal].

Call Sen. Schumer: (833) 416-9019 

Call Sen. Durbin: (833) 416-9313

Democrats have announced that they plan to block this legislation. What's worse, Senator Marco Rubio tells us that not all Democrats are doing this because they want to use Middle East security as leverage against Republicans. He has learned that there is infighting in the Democrats' ranks because "a significant number of Senate Democrats now support BDS and Democratic leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that."

This blockage is unacceptable. Call Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) right now and tell them to stop playing games with Israel and Middle East security!

You can be sure that Israel partisans are calling their senators about this.  We need to do the same!

Thank you!  

 – Alison Weir

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