Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Feels the Heat for AIPAC Trip

In today's Chicago Tribune, US Campaign Advisory Board member Professor Rashid Khalidi pens a devastating critique of Representative Jesse Jackson's Jr.'s decision to go on an AIPAC-sponsored trip to Israel earlier this month, and rebuts his subsequent op-ed in the Jerusalem Post, in which a paternalistic Jackson urged Palestinians to adopt non-violence.

Khalidi schools Jackson that "hundreds of unarmed activists acting in the spirit of the U.S. civil rights movement, and who proudly claim to be inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, have been arrested without charge. Hundreds more have been injured or killed by rubber bullets and high-velocity tear gas canisters."

This op-ed follows an article written by National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner similarly taking Jackson to task.

Help us keep up the pressure on Jackson and other Members of Congress who went on AIPAC trips by taking action.

Read Prof. Khalidi's full article here.