More on the House of Ill-Repute Vote

November 2, 2009

In News The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Dear Supporter,

Last week, we at B’Tselem told you about a resolution in the House of Representatives that criticized the Goldstone Report quite harshly, while omitting any reference to the Obama Administration’s repeated calls for a credible Israeli investigation into Operation Cast Lead. If you have not already done so, please click here to send an e-mail to your Representative urging him or her to vote “No” on this resolution.

Israeli human rights groups have sent a letter to Congress explaining why this resolution is counter-productive and harmful to our efforts to ensure accountability in Israel for Israeli actions. You can read the letter by clicking here (it requires the Acrobat reader; if you don’t have it, you can download it here for free).

Also, Judge Goldstone has personally responded to the Resolution. In a letter to Congress (which you can see yourself by clicking here, again requiring the Acrobat reader), Goldstone points out the many factual inaccuracies in the Resolution.

The Resolution is expected to get to the floor of Congress tomorrow, and will be voted on then, or soon thereafter. Please take action today.

Mitchell Plitnick
Director of US Office
B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories