Tell the Massachusetts State Senate: DON’T GO TO ISRAEL
Ten Massachusetts State Senators will visit Israel on December 4. Designed to promote economic and cultural ties with Israel, this junket is paid for by anti-Palestinian organizations claiming to represent the Greater-Boston Jewish community, and comes at a time when Israel is escalating its violent repression of Palestinian life. Join the Boston Alliance for Water Justice in telling our senators: Until Israel abides by international law, the people of Massachusetts oppose economic collaboration with Israel.
TO: State Senate President Stan Rosenberg and State Senators Ben Downing, Anne Gobi, John Keenan, Barbara L'Italien, Karen Spilka, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, Richard Ross, and Dan Wolf.
We, Massachusetts voters, are dismayed that you intend to go to Israel on a junket to foster closer economic and cultural ties between the Commonwealth and Israel. While the Israeli government continues to implement increasingly draconian violations of international law and human rights against Palestinians, your trip would serve as an endorsement of Israeli policies.
Until Israel abides by international law, we urge you to oppose the use of MA taxpayer dollars to fund collaborations with the State of Israel.