Dear Friend of APN,
The world changed on October 7th. The horrific attacks by Hamas, and in response the massive bombing of Gaza
by the IDF, have continued the cycle of violence with devastating consequences. We all know that the path to a
better future for Israelis and Palestinians lies only with a political agreement and an end to this conflict. But
we will not get there by doing only what we have done in the past.
President Biden has requested much needed supplemental funds that would provide security assistance to Israel
and deliver crucial humanitarian aid to Palestinians affected by the conflict. Aid to Israel is important, but,
like all US aid, it should align with our values and our policy priorities. Prominent Democrats in Congress are
calling for conditioning aid, and President Biden himself has stated that conditioning aid is a "worthwhile
It is time we turn thoughts into actions.