Candidates: Support Palestinian Human Rights

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden

We Call on Candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination to end military aid to Israel and reinstate humanitarian aid to Palestine.

Many Presidents have intervened in the affairs of the Middle East, but Trump has escalated crises, egged on dictators, and supported blatant violations of international law.

The people of Palestine have borne some of the most egregious oppression and have suffered from the most complex and widespread refugee crisis in modern history.

The Trump regime has declared unilateral support for Israel by:

  • moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel into disputed Jerusalem,

  • supporting Israel’s moves to illegally annex occupied territory,  

  • egging on Israeli war hawks,

  • and axing humanitarian aid to Palestine-serving N.G.O.s.


The next President of the United States must take action to reverse this pattern, or else risk the greatest humanitarian crisis Palestinians have suffered yet. In the year 2020, the future of an entire people is at stake, as Israel threatens to annex the West Bank and the besieged population of Gaza sits on the brink of systemic collapse.

As Americans and people of conscience, we cannot accept our government’s ongoing attacks against the human rights and basic liberties of the Palestinian people. We demand the Democratic Party and its nominee for President take a stand for Palestinian rights and reinstate humanitarian aid to Gaza and the rest of Palestine, and end our financial support for the Israeli mili
Petition by
Clare Maxwell
Winchester, Massachusetts

To: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden
From: [Your Name]

We Call on Candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination to end military aid to Israel and reinstate humanitarian aid to Palestine.

Many Presidents have intervened in the affairs of the Middle East, but Trump has escalated crises, egged on dictators, and supported blatant violations of international law.

The people of Palestine have borne some of the most egregious oppression and have suffered from the most complex and widespread refugee crisis in modern history.

The Trump regime has declared unilateral support for Israel by:

moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel into disputed Jerusalem,

supporting Israel’s moves to illegally annex occupied territory,

egging on Israeli war hawks,

and axing humanitarian aid to Palestine-serving N.G.O.s.

The next President of the United States must take action to reverse this pattern, or else risk the greatest humanitarian crisis Palestinians have suffered yet. In the year 2020, the future of an entire people is at stake, as Israel threatens to annex the West Bank and the besieged population of Gaza sits on the brink of systemic collapse.

As Americans and people of conscience, we cannot accept our government’s ongoing attacks against the human rights and basic liberties of the Palestinian people. We demand the Democratic Party and its nominee for President take a stand for Palestinian rights and reinstate humanitarian aid to Gaza and the rest of Palestine, and end our military aid to Israel!