Posts tagged Delegation Leaders
THE STRUGGLE FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS: REVISITING US POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL LAWa

Washington, DC I Middle East Institute

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Noura E. was part of a book talk at the Middle East Institute last week, showcasing Khaled Elgindy’s book “ Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump”.

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TRUMP DECLARES GOLAN HEIGHTS A PART OF ISRAEL

Washington DC I Democracy Now

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Noura Erakat is featured on Democracy Now! responding to #Trump's announcement that the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied #GolanHeights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. Trump announced the move via Twitter Thursday, writing, “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”

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LOVE KNOWS NO BORDERS : CALL FOR MIGRANT JUSTICE

San Diego/Tijuana Border  I American Friends Service Committee

Eyewitness Palestine delegates Shakeel S., Emily B., Ossama K., Zahra B., Rae A., Ariel V., Lynn G. and others took part in the Love Knows No Borders mass mobilization on Monday, along the Tijuana/San Diego Border.

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FROM DC TO PALESTINE: STATE VIOLENCE, THE LAW & HOW WE RESIST

Washington, DC I JVP DC Metro

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Noura E. and Justice Delegation Member Justin H. will be speaking at the "From DC to Palestine: State violence, the law & how we resist" in Washington DC.

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Letter: Lawyers and Advocates Demand Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Stop Denying Entry to Human Rights Advocates

New York, NY I Center for Constitutional Rights

Eyewitness Palestine delegates from the 2018 Justice Delegation, as well as delegation leaders Huwaida Arraf and Jamil Dakwar, signed onto this letter of over 100 lawyers and advocates to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing concern over Israel's policy of detaining and denying entry to human rights advocates.

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What is Resolution B016?

Austin, TX I General Convention of the Episcopal Church

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Anna Baltzer reports from the General Convention of the Episcopal Church: The Episcopal Peace Fellowship EPF Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) put in amazing work over many years to make the Episcopal Church the 10th Christian denomination in the US to take economic action for justice in Palestine. Thanks in large part to their mobilization, the church also passed ground-breaking resolutions:

Asserting the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

Condemning Israel’s violence against protesters in Gaza

Calling on the US government to reinstate funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

Supporting the rights of Palestinian children

Demanding equal access to Jerusalem and opposing Trump’s move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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Episcopal Church Votes to Divest From Israeli Human Rights Abuses

Austin, TX I General Convention of the Episcopal Church

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Anna Baltzer reports from the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. With more than 3 million members has voted to divest from companies involved in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights.

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Palestine Teach-In

Philadelphia, PA I Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books Palestine Teach-In

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leaders Ahmad Abuznaid and Noura Erakat spoke on panels at Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books in Philadelphia. The coffee shop is hosting a teach-in on Palestine and the pop-up exhibit “Movements of Oppression, Solidarity and Hope” curated by delegate Tracey Rogers.

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TRUMP ENDING US DOUBLE-SPEAK ON MIDDLE EAST 'PEACE'

Washington DC I Middle East Eye

Eyewitness Palestine delegation leader Noura Erakat in her new article in Middle East Eye writes, 

“Thank you President Trump, you have finally ended US double-speak on Middle East ‘peace’…Far from signalling a doomsday scenario, Trump has removed the emperor’s clothes to reveal the farce of the peace process. Now what next for the Palestinians?”

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INTERSECTIONALITY AND THE MAINSTREAMING OF PALESTINE

San Francisco, California I Palestine in America

Delegation leader Nora Barrows-Friedman writes an article titled “Intersectionality and the  mainstreaming of Palestine” in Palestine in America.

She writes:

“Princess Nokia did it. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis did it. Queer filmmakers did it. A group of NFL players did it. Barcelona city council members did it. Even Sacramento, California transit officials did it. 

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