Senator Durbin - the last presidential debate was an embarrassing contest over who could fawn the most over Israel. I bring your attention to the following just published information from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on a survey of Israeli public opinion: "The majority of the Jewish public, 59 percent, wants preference for Jews over Arabs in admission to jobs in government ministries. Almost half the Jews, 49 percent, want the state to treat Jewish citizens better than Arab ones; 42 percent don't want to live in the same building with Arabs and 42 percent don't want their children in the same class with Arab children."
Is this the kind of society any American should support? It is not one that any American would tolerate here. So much has been done to eliminate this kind of segregation through the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King would turn in his grave to hear Romney and Obama effuse over Israel...and you play your part in this hypocritical support of a colony that vigorously throws out the indigenous people, a shameful display for the Congress of a nation that supposedly supports liberty and justice for all. I call upon you to courageously alter your usual pro-Israel vote when the next of the unending parade of resolutions supporting the ethnic cleansing government of that state, a state for one ethic group only, comes before you. To do otherwise is a slap in the face to all the heroic efforts of the past 50 years for civil rights in the United States and will assure the continuing decline of American prestige worldwide.