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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:59 AM

Rep. Betty McCollum has become one of the strongest critics of Israeli policy in Congress

Israelís staunchest critic in Congress is from Minnesota. She has spent years talking about putting an end to human rights abuses around the world, including looking at human rights violations in Israel.

Itís not Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been the target of criticism for her comments on Israel. Itís her colleague: Rep. Betty McCollum.

This year, McCollum, who represents Minnesotaís Fourth District, introduced the second iteration of a bill that would prohibit the use of U.S. military funding by Israel to detain Palestinian children: the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act or H.R. 2407.

Like most members, McCollum has said that she is pro-Israel and supports Israel as a key U.S. ally. But she is different from other members of Congress in her consistent, vocal criticism of Israeli human rights abuses ó and for taking legislative action to try to address them.

Read more: https://www.minnpost.com/national/2019/08/rep-betty-mccollum-has-become-one-of-the-strongest-critics-of-israeli-policy-in-congress/

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