Seven Jewish Americans were arrested Tuesday at former Vice President Joe Biden\u0026#039;s campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, where they staged a public action demanding Biden skip the annual conference held by right-wing anti-Palestinian rights lobbying group AIPAC.The protest was part of the #SkipAIPAC campaign led by IfNotNow, MoveOn, Indivisible, and the Working Families Party ahead of the annual meeting, which will take place from March 1-3 in Washington, D.C. The groups are calling on all Democratic candidates in the presidential race to skip the conference and condemn AIPAC\u0026#039;s longtime support for the Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, and the ongoing subjugation of Palestinians.RIGHT NOW: young Jewish activists and their allies are shutting down Joe Biden’s headquarters in Philadelphia. We\u0026#039;re here to show Biden that supporting AIPAC and the Israeli occupation comes with consequences. #SkipAIPAC pic.twitter.com/q99sHaTVcy— IfNotNow (@IfNotNowOrg) February 25, 2020At Joe Biden’s campaign office this morning protesting Biden’s and AIPAC’s support for endless occupation. #SkipAIPAC pic.twitter.com/RVllh5S5nz— Sarah Brammer-Shlay\u0026nbsp; (@SarahBtotheS) February 25, 2020IfNotNow activists were just arrested for protesting Joe Biden and AIPAC\u0026#039;s support of the endless occupation.Can you chip in a little to make sure we can continue to hold Biden, AIPAC and all other supporters of the occupation accountable? Donate here: https://t.co/M8pCobcXyZ pic.twitter.com/bmz6Dl1m6C— IfNotNow (@IfNotNowOrg) February 25, 2020At the demonstration, IfNotNow members held signs reading \u0022Biden and AIPAC\u0026#039;s Destructive Legacy\u0022 and spoke about the impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinians, including children.\u0022Hundreds of Palestinian children are arrested, often in the middle of the night,\u0022 one member said. \u0022In many cases neither they nor their parents are told why they\u0026#039;re being arrested. The soldiers who carry out these abuses the military detention centers where these children are held—the U.S. government writes the checks: $10 million a day.\u0022IfNotNow leaders explain one of the many ugly facets of what the money going towards the occupation really supports: the unlawful arrests of Palestinian children#SkipAIPAC pic.twitter.com/uGlfLQmgVF— IfNotNow(@IfNotNowOrg) February 25, 2020Biden has rejected calls to boycott the meeting this year, claiming he would go to \u0022convince them to change their position.\u0022\u0022Biden and AIPAC have built a shameful, destructive legacy of permanent occupation in Israel/Palestine,\u0022 said Philadelphia IfNotNow member Theo Toler in a statement. \u0022It\u0026#039;s time to end that legacy and work towards a new vision.\u0022Contrary to Biden\u0026#039;s claim that he aims to steer AIPAC and the Israeli government away from their position on Palestinian rights, the former vice president has a long history of vocal support for the occupation.He has regularly attended the AIPAC conference and said at the 2013 meeting that he \u0022did more fundraisers for AIPAC in the \u0026#039;70s and early \u0026#039;80s than just about anybody.\u0022 Last November, Biden tweeted, \u0022Israel has a right to defend itself against terrorist threats\u0022 after the Israeli military launched dozens of missile strikes into Gaza, killing dozens of people including children.IfNotNow said Biden has joined AIPAC in leaving \u0022a legacy of destruction and violence in Israel/Palestine.\u0022\u0022For decades, establishment leaders like Joe Biden have aligned themselves with AIPAC and parroted AIPAC talking points—with no accountability or political consequences,\u0022 said Becky Havivi, a Philadelphia IfNotNow member who was arrested at the action. \u0022Now Biden wants to lead the Democratic party, even as he plans to attend AIPAC\u0026#039;s annual conference and perpetuate this broken status quo. We won\u0026#039;t stand for that.\u0022So far, only Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have committed to skip the AIPAC conference.Sanders said he was \u0022concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.\u0022IfNotNow is also planning an action at Sen. Amy Klobuchar\u0026#039;s (D-Minn.) presidential campaign headquarters in Minneapolis on Friday, and will demonstrate against AIPAC in Washington during the conference next week.