To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Congress: Reject Pro-Settlement Provisions on Ex-Im Bank

Congress should reject attempts to attach provisions supporting Israeli settlements in the West Bank to the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank, and should reject re-authorization of the Ex-Im Bank if pro-settlement provisions are attached.

Why is this important?

It's bad enough that the Export-Import Bank is corporate welfare, crony capitalism supported by Members of Congress in exchange for campaign contributions from the corporations that benefit from this taxpayer-funded subsidy.

But now some Members of Congress are trying to attach a provision to the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank that would promote Israeli settlements in the West Bank [1], which former US peace envoy [2] Martin Indyk has acknowledged are the key obstacle to a diplomatic resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Obama Administration is opposed to Congress passing such pro-settlement provisions.

Urge Members of Congress to oppose attaching pro-settlement provisions to re-authorization of the Ex-Im Bank, and to oppose re-authorization of the Ex-Im Bank if pro-settlement provisions are attached, by signing our petition.

References:
1. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/export-import-bank-israel-palestinians-216165
2. http://www.timesofisrael.com/indyk-settlement-freeze-would-make-abbas-a-peace-partner-tomorrow/

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