REJECTING ISRAEL LOBBY’S INFLUENCE OVER CONGRESS, RASHIDA TLAIB PLANS TO LEAD DELEGATION TO PALESTINE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


REJECTING ISRAEL LOBBY’S INFLUENCE OVER CONGRESS, RASHIDA TLAIB PLANS TO LEAD DELEGATION TO PALESTINE

Democratic representative-elect from Michigan, belongs to a cohort of incoming members of Congress who’ve vowed to upend the status quo — even on third-rail issues in Washington like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To that end, Tlaib is planning to lead a congressional delegation to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, she told The Intercept. Her planned trip is a swift rebuke of a decades-old tradition for newly elected members: a junket to Israel sponsored by the education arm of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, known as AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobby group.

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