For a while now, we’ve been advocating for Betty McCollum’s H.R.2407, or the “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act,” which seeks accountability for the abuse of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. The bill has more than 20 co-sponsors, which amounts to a powerful statement about a rising voice in Congress that rejects the status quo of unconditional support for Israeli policies that violate human rights. In a disappointing turn of events, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (who represents the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the country), withdrew her support for the bill, describing it as “counterproductive to a peaceful, two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” In response, McCollum asked: “Does ongoing U.S. funding for Israeli military detention and abuse of Palestinian children promote peace?” AAI Executive Director Maya Berry lauded Dingell as “often one of the few backers of bills widely supported by Arab Americans," but added: "that does not mean she can suspend logic on this issue, especially since she has been so educated on it by her constituents." Even in the alternate reality that is Washington when it comes to the politics of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this was a difficult one.