While Gaza Bleeds, California Lawmakers Praise Israel

Marcy Winograd: California Lawmakers Praise Israel -- The California legislature’s patronage of the Israel lobby comes at a time when Israel is losing support among Democrats. Source: While Gaza Bleeds, California Lawmakers Praise Israel

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California State Assembly shamelessly panders to Israel the day it killed 52 civilians

President Trump’s US embassy in Israel move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday happened the day before Palestinians commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba - the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. US officials were in Jerusalem celebrating as Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians in Gaza, killing at least 52 and injuring nearly 2,000. … Continue reading California State Assembly shamelessly panders to Israel the day it killed 52 civilians

Arab American Andre Sayegh elected Mayor of Paterson, NJ

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) congratulates Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh on his victory in Paterson, New Jersey’s mayoral contest. Beating out six other contestants, Sayegh became Paterson’s first Arab American Mayor. Sayegh, who is of Lebanese-Syrian descent, rallied Paterson’s diverse population to score almost double the percentage of his nearest rival. Sayegh, whose campaign slogan was … Continue reading Arab American Andre Sayegh elected Mayor of Paterson, NJ

Arab Americans had their most exciting Democratic Party convention

The Arab American Caucus played an important role in the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego, which took place on February 23-25 with many members of the caucus taking leadership roles in several committees, caucuses, and the Party’s Executive Board, and plenty of them running for local, state and federal office. This convention marked … Continue reading Arab Americans had their most exciting Democratic Party convention

California Democrats vote to oppose bills penalizing boycotts of Israel, endorse bill to protect Palestinian children from arrest and torture

The Progressive, Arab American, and Veterans caucuses issued the following press release today: On Sunday, Feb. 25, at their annual convention in San Diego, California Democrats approved a set of positions on opening legislation that include opposition to S 720/HR 1697, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a federal bill that would impose draconian penalties for boycotts … Continue reading California Democrats vote to oppose bills penalizing boycotts of Israel, endorse bill to protect Palestinian children from arrest and torture

These African American Cultural Figures Stand with Ahed Tamimi and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle

The Dream Defenders , a Florida-based organization founded in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder that works on issues including ending police brutality, ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and supporting solidarity with Palestinians, issued the following statement today: On December 15th, 2017, 15-year-old Mohammad Tamimi was shot in the face by an Israeli soldier while participating in an unarmed … Continue reading These African American Cultural Figures Stand with Ahed Tamimi and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle

In Massachusetts, a Victory for the Right to Boycott

Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature on Thursday, February 8, when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel. The legislature’s Joint State Administration and Regulatory Oversight … Continue reading In Massachusetts, a Victory for the Right to Boycott