House Democrats Condemn Trump Administration’s Actions Harming the Palestinian People

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today released the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s recent actions harming the Palestinian people. “We are alarmed by the Trump Administration’s blatant attempts at exacerbating the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian … Continue reading House Democrats Condemn Trump Administration’s Actions Harming the Palestinian People

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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

14-yr old’s surprise Palestine speech at Women’s March LA

Women for Palestine L.A.'s open letter and the Palestinian American Women's Association boycott inspired several powerful on-stage statements yesterday at #WMLA, and prominent media coverage. Melina Abdullah, Chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal-State LA and Black Lives Matter-LA organizer, gave a rousing speech on the main stage. Then, in a surprise move, she handed the … Continue reading 14-yr old’s surprise Palestine speech at Women’s March LA

Historic bill on Palestinian human rights introduced in Congress

In a press release issued today, the Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) stated, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced legislation— the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act — to prevent United States tax dollars from supporting the Israeli military’s ongoing detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children. The full text of the … Continue reading Historic bill on Palestinian human rights introduced in Congress

In a historic resolution, the California Democratic Party decries U.S. support for Israeli occupation

Delegates to the annual convention of the country’s largest state Democratic Party Sunday approved a resolution (see page 4) decrying the failure of U.S administrations to back-up measured criticism of Israel’s occupation “with actual steps to change the status quo and bring about a real peace process.” It calls on Washington to work through the … Continue reading In a historic resolution, the California Democratic Party decries U.S. support for Israeli occupation

Rep. Sanchez is wrong on H.R. 268; resolution opposes Palestinian statehood

In September 1947, after meetings with Zionist delegations in Palestine, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine recommended the partition in Palestine, a suggestion ratified by the UN General Assembly that stipulated the establishment of the state of Israel.   In September 2011 Palestinians will seek statehood at the UN. Congress has already decided that … Continue reading Rep. Sanchez is wrong on H.R. 268; resolution opposes Palestinian statehood