Welcome to Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights (DelPHR). Our mission is to advocate, educate and inspire others to support Palestinian human rights and dignity so collectively we can help bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peaceful resolution.
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For a comprehensive list of Congressional actions related to Palestine and Israel, read the excellent weekly Legislative Round-ups by Lara Friedman of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
H.R. 2407, "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act"
This bill was re-introduced by Representative Betty McCollum on 4/30/19 (first introduced November 2017 as H.R.4391). It would require that the almost $4 billion a year the U.S. gives Israel not be used for the Israeli military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children. It would also provide at least $19 million to monitor such abuse and to treat victims. Mistreatment of Palestinian children by the Israeli military has been documented by Human Rights Watch, B'tselem, UNICEF, Defense for Children International and others. McCollum press release.
In Delaware, please call Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester at 202-225-4165 and ask her to co-sponsor H.R. 2407.
Want answers? Find responses to comments such as "the U.S. should support Israel because we share fundamental values,” and ”Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East," on our FAQ page.
Did you know an anti-BDS bill was introduced in New Castle County in 2015? DelPHR members and supporters helped STOP the anti-boycott ordinance introduced in New Castle County on September 29, 2015 (Ordinance 15-093). The ordinance was withdrawn by its sponsor, Councilman Weiner, in January 2016 and so did not face a vote at the County Council. See this announcement to supporters in November 2015 after the New Castle County Pension Board voted not to recommend the ordinance.
DelPHR is a member of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.
A POWERFUL SONG AND A TRAILER VIDEO FOR "IN THE IMAGE": Check them out below! If you have trouble viewing, click here for direct link to song and here for video. For more information about showing "In The Image", please contact DelPHR.
"Freedom For Palestine" by OneWorld music