Stop Congress From
Supporting The Wall

The list of US Congressmen set forth below are all members who have been enticed in some way to vote for one of the most destructive resolutions ever to emerge from the United States Congress. Friends of Israel will stop at nothing to make it look as if the people of America are all in favor of building the wall that now is designed to separate Israel and Palestine.
More than that, this wall is designed to stake out large pieces of land around settlements in the West Bank, to take the homes, the farms, the small possessions of people who have lived in these places for many generations. By proposing this resolution, these members of Congress and any others who join them in this travesty are about to say that none of the three million people of Palestine have any rights, dignity, or even claim to the spaces they and their families have lived in all their lives. They are about to do this for political party gains in the United States.
This resolution is about to give a seal of US approval, on behalf of the people of our country, to the Israelis to go ahead and take anything they want, destroy villages, bulldoze ancient olive groves, push aside thousands of innocent people, brutalize women and children, and prolong the conflict in the Middle East for generations yet to come. It is about to give the Israeli Defense Force a license to commit unlimited acts of terrorism in the name of preventing terrorism.
We cannot stop the hard right extremists of Israel from doing what they intend to do, which is to harry the Palestinian people until they die or leave. But we can tell the Members of the Congress of the United States that they have no right to do this in our name. None of us voted for any member of Congress on this list to do the dastardly kind of thing this resolution requires, which is approve the wilful dehumanizing of the people of Palestine by Israeli extremists.
To do this is not only to tell the people of Palestine that we, the American people do not care what happens to them. It will also tell the people of Iraq that our occupying forces, already tainted by the tortures recorded at Abu Ghraib, have a license to do what they will. This resolution will destroy any chance the United States might have had after Abu Ghraib to persuade the people of that region that we have their interests at heart. We can forget exporting democracy. We can forget promoting political and social reform in the Middle East. We can stay there, surrounded by armed guards and defended by the best forces we have. But we will never again be welcome.
However we do it, we must all tell our Congressmen and Senators not to do this. To do less is to admit that our country has failed and no longer deserves the mantle of world leadership.
Ask Your Congressman Not to Support Wall Resolution
Recent reports from Israel indicate that the Israelis are resuming construction on the expensive and illegal wall they envisage will separate themselves from the Palestinians.? The new construction is now aiming for the Jewish settlement of Ariel, deep in Palestinian territory, and if followed will annex more Palestinian land, groves, water resources, and villages.? The human costs are incalculable.
Earlier this year the United Nations Security Council asked the International Court of Justice to listen to arguments about the legality of the wall, and shortly thereafter, Israel's friends in Congress circulated a resolution supporting the separation wall and condemning the UN's decision (R.Con.Res.371). As of today, 162 members of Congress have signed on to the resolution, which is still with the House International Relations Committee.? They must be asked to reconsider their decision.
Following the lead of members of our Connecticut chapter, we urge all CNI members and friends to contact their representative and urge them to withdraw support of the House resolution ? or to commend them for not supporting it.? A list of the representatives supporting the resolution is below.
The contact numbers for your congressmen are available through
In contacting your representative, make the following points:
1. The path of the wall rarely follows the internationally recognized border between Israel and Palestine, and it annexes agricultural land, groves, and villages belonging to the Palestinians.? It cuts apart whole communities in east Jerusalem.
2. According to the Geneva Conventions, an occupying power may not seize land of the occupied peoples nor may it punish them collectively for acts individuals may have committed.
3. The international community has already condemned the wall, as voted upon by the United Nations (U.N. General Assembly Resolution ES10/13)
Israel has the right to build whatever it wishes on its own land, but not on land it does not own.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to CNIF to help us spread the word, go to our secure donation site.
COSPONSORS (162), ALPHABETICAL (in parenthesis is date congressperson co-sponsored resolution)
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] - 3/16/2004
Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] - 3/1/2004
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 3/4/2004
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] - 4/20/2004
Rep Baker, Richard H. [LA-6] - 3/2/2004
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham [SC-3] - 2/26/2004
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 2/26/2004
Rep Beauprez, Bob [CO-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 3/1/2004
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Blunt, Roy [MO-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Boehner, John A. [OH-8] - 3/29/2004
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] - 5/18/2004
Rep Boyd, Allen [FL-2] - 5/18/2004
Rep Bradley, Jeb [NH-1] - 3/4/2004
Rep Brady, Robert [PA-1] - 3/23/2004
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 3/1/2004
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] - 3/18/2004
Rep Burns, Max [GA-12] - 3/1/2004
Rep Burr, Richard [NC-5] - 3/1/2004
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 3/29/2004
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 3/17/2004
Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] - 5/18/2004
Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD-3] - 3/29/2004
Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] - 2/26/2004
Rep Carson, Brad [OK-2] - 3/24/2004
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Chandler, Ben [KY-6] - 2/26/2004
Rep Chocola, Chris [IN-2] - 3/9/2004
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] - 3/2/2004
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 3/30/2004
Rep Cox, Christopher [CA-48] - 3/24/2004
Rep Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [AL-5] - 4/22/2004
Rep Crane, Philip M. [IL-8] - 2/26/2004
Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] - 3/1/2004
Rep Davis, Artur [AL-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Davis, Jo Ann [VA-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Davis, Lincoln [TN-4] - 3/25/2004
Rep DeMint, Jim [SC-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Deutsch, Peter [FL-20] - 3/16/2004
Rep Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [FL-21] - 3/24/2004
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] - 2/26/2004
Rep Doolittle, John T. [CA-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Emanuel, Rahm [IL-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/2/2004
Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] - 2/26/2004
Rep Ferguson, Mike [NJ-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] - 2/26/2004
Rep Foley, Mark [FL-16] - 3/11/2004
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] - 3/4/2004
Rep Fossella, Vito [NY-13] - 3/18/2004
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Frost, Martin [TX-24] - 2/26/2004
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 3/31/2004
Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] - 3/2/2004
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] - 3/9/2004
Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 4/2/2004
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] - 3/29/2004
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 3/10/2004
Rep Harris, Katherine [FL-13] - 2/26/2004
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 2/26/2004
Rep Hayworth, J. D. [AZ-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Hoeffel, Joseph M. [PA-13] - 3/17/2004
Rep Isakson, Johnny [GA-6] - 3/17/2004
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [OK-5] - 3/2/2004
Rep John, Christopher [LA-7] - 4/20/2004
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] - 2/26/2004
Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] - 3/17/2004
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 2/26/2004
Rep Keller, Ric [FL-8] - 3/25/2004
Rep Kelly, Sue W. [NY-19] - 2/26/2004
Rep Kennedy, Mark R. [MN-6] - 2/26/2004
Rep King, Steve [IA-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] - 3/24/2004
Rep Kline, John [MN-2] - 3/24/2004
Rep Lampson, Nick [TX-9] - 3/23/2004
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 4/27/2004
Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] - 2/26/2004
Rep LaTourette, Steve C. [OH-14] - 3/24/2004
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] - 6/1/2004
Rep Linder, John [GA-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 3/25/2004
Rep Lucas, Ken [KY-4] - 6/2/2004
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 3/16/2004
Rep Marshall, Jim [GA-3] - 5/6/2004
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 3/17/2004
Rep McNulty, Michael R. [NY-21] - 2/26/2004
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 3/16/2004
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 3/25/2004
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] - 3/17/2004
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 4/27/2004
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] - 3/25/2004
Rep Musgrave, Marilyn N. [CO-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Myrick, Sue [NC-9] - 2/26/2004
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 2/26/2004
Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] - 3/1/2004
Rep Northup, Anne [KY-3] - 3/2/2004
Rep Norwood, Charlie [GA-9] - 2/26/2004
Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-21] - 2/26/2004
Rep Otter, C. L. (Butch) [ID-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-11] - 3/31/2004
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 3/18/2004
Rep Pickering, Charles W. (Chip) [MS-3] - 3/25/2004
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 5/4/2004
Rep Porter, Jon C. [NV-3] - 3/16/2004
Rep Ramstad, Jim [MN-3] - 3/23/2004
Rep Rehberg, Dennis R. [MT] - 2/26/2004
Rep Renzi, Rick [AZ-1] - 3/30/2004
Rep Reynolds, Thomas M. [NY-26] - 6/1/2004
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 3/18/2004
Rep Rogers, Mike [MI-8] - 3/25/2004
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 3/18/2004
Rep Rothman, Steve R. [NJ-9] - 3/23/2004
Rep Ryun, Jim [KS-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 4/27/2004
Rep Sandlin, Max [TX-1] - 2/26/2004
Rep Saxton, Jim [NJ-3] - 2/26/2004
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 2/26/2004
Rep Schrock, Edward L. [VA-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] - 2/26/2004
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 2/26/2004
Rep Shadegg, John B. [AZ-3] - 2/26/2004
Rep Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [FL-22] - 3/29/2004
Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] - 3/18/2004
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 2/26/2004
Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] - 2/26/2004
Rep Simmons, Rob [CT-2] - 3/1/2004
Rep Simpson, Michael K. [ID-2] - 3/1/2004
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Smith, Nick [MI-7] - 2/26/2004
Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 2/26/2004
Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] - 2/26/2004
Rep Stupak, Bart [MI-1] - 4/27/2004
Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1] - 3/18/2004
Rep Sweeney, John E. [NY-20] - 3/18/2004
Rep Tancredo, Thomas G. [CO-6] - 2/26/2004
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 3/17/2004
Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Udall, Mark [CO-2] - 5/18/2004
Rep Vitter, David [LA-1] - 3/1/2004
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 3/17/2004
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 3/16/2004
Rep Weldon, Curt [PA-7] - 3/23/2004
Rep Weldon, Dave [FL-15] - 2/26/2004
Rep Weller, Jerry [IL-11] - 2/26/2004
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 3/1/2004
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 5/6/2004
Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] - 2/26/2004
Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] - 2/26/2004
Rep Young, Don [AK] - 4/2/2004



This Site Served by TheHostPros