Dear President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken,
As you read this, over 1,000 Palestinians living in the area of Masafer Yatta are at risk of having their homes and communities demolished and their families forcibly displaced. This would be the largest mass eviction in the West Bank in decades.
Our government must stand up for human rights, international law and the principles of democracy, equality and justice which serve as the foundation of the US-Israel relationship. We must stand up to preserve hopes for a lasting two-state solution.
Eighty-three Members of Congress have already called on your administration to speak out strongly against the planned demolitions in Masafer Yatta. I join their call and urge you to take action to halt acts of creeping annexation and displacement that threaten Israel’s democratic future, Palestinian rights and US interests.
Yours sincerely, the undersigned.