Representative Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY 7th)
13th-term Democrat from New York.
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All messages are published with permission of the sender. The general topic of this message is Foreign Affairs:
Subject:
stop supporting Israeli OCCUPATION and SETTLEMENTS

To:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Rep. Nydia Velazquez
Sen. Charles Schumer

February 28, 2013

"What has happened to the Palestinian people since 1948 is one of the great crimes of modern history. Of course, Israel bears primary responsibility for this tragedy. However, as Rashid Khalidi shows in his smart new book, American presidents from Truman to Obama have sided with Israel at almost every turn and helped it inflict immense pain and humiliation on the Palestinians. At the same time, they have employed high-sounding but dishonest rhetoric to cover up Israel's brutal behavior. As Brokers of Deceit makes clear, the United States richly deserves to be called "Israel's lawyer."

Brooklyn , NY