Campaign Summary of Talking Points
ACTION ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACTIVITY AND SUPPORT OF TERRORISTS
Congress should introduce a bill to: (1) require Congressional approval of any deal between the White House and Iran; (2) maintain and augment current Iran sanctions unless a viable agreement emerges from this round of Geneva talks; and (3) also recognize Iran’s incitement to genocide against Israel, sponsorship of terrorists and dictators and repression of its citizens.
Iran’s leaders incite genocide against Israel. Congress should work toward passage of the “Genocide Abatement and Prevention Act (GAP Act),” an innovative law CIPAC drafted making it an international crime to incite persons directly and publicly to commit genocide against any national, ethnic, racial, or religious group.
ACTION TO STOP U.S. TAX DOLLARS TO THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
The Palestinian Authority is joined to Hamas, has failed to fulfill their agreements, glorifies terrorists, incites its people against Israel and makes no meaningful efforts toward peace.
CIPAC supports Rep. Ron DeSantis’ Palestinian Accountability Act, H.R. 1337. H.R, which will withhold foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until it recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, strongly and regularly condemns terrorism while bringing terrorists to justice, and excludes Hamas from the PA’s government. Additionally, H.R. 1337 would withhold U.S. funding to the United Nations if it recognizes a state as a Member State by going around the peace negotiation process.
CIPAC also supports Sen. Rand Paul’s Stand with Israel Act of 2015 (S.663), which sets similarly tough conditions.
ACTION AGAINST UNHRC AND UNWRA
Congress must reconsider U.S. support for UNHRC and UNWRA because of their recent attacks on Israel. UNHRC’s long history of anti-Israel bias, focusing on Israel while North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran and, of course, Syria continue to murder and oppress their citizens requires review. Its current investigation is being led by William Schabas, an anti-Israel professor devoid of credibility.
On multiple occasions, rockets have been found in Gaza stored in UNWRA facilities, including schools and hospitals. U.S. support of UNWRA should be reconsidered.
ACTION ON SYRIA AND THE ISLAMIC STATE
Congress should insist on a clear, comprehensive, principled U.S. foreign policy position on the ongoing civil war in Syria and the terrorist Islamic State. With over 191,000 dead and 3 million people displaced in Syria, and a large part of its territory serving the Islamic State as a base of operations, urgent action must be taken to eliminate the terrorists and support opponents of Assad.
ACTION TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
CIPAC urges approval of H.R. 104 and S. 604 removing the waiver and requiring that the U.S. Embassy in Israel should be relocated to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.