Category Archives: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Senate committee approves settlement funder as US envoy to Israel

“The committee vote again demonstrates a growing partisan divide between Republicans, who increasingly back the pro-apartheid, pro-annexation agenda represented by Friedman, and Democrats, who are increasingly questioning lockstep support for Israel’s ever rightward drifting policies,” Josh Ruebner, policy director at the … Continue reading

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Trump White House might be death knell of two-state solution

  BY JOSH RUEBNER, CONTRIBUTOR - 01/05/17 05:30 PM EST As President Obama’s tenure in the White House draws to a close, the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian issue has once again burst to the forefront of the foreign policy debate in Washington. On … Continue reading

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Is the BDS movement facing new challenges in the US?

FEATURES UNITED STATES 2 AUGUST 2016 Is the BDS movement facing new challenges in the US? New bills have barred state governments from contracting or funding entities that support the boycott of Israel. Demonstrators gathered outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office … Continue reading

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Listen: DNC delegates support Palestinian rights, even if Democratic Party doesn’t

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 27 July 2016 Human rights activists converged in Philadelphia this week to campaign for Palestinian rights during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). While Hillary Clinton secured the party’s presidential nomination, activists attended alternative events and organized Palestine solidarity … Continue reading

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Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel?

June 30, 2016, 03:53 pm Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel? By Josh Ruebner, contributor Getty The tension in the air at the St. Louis Grand Hotel was palpable as the Democratic NationalConvention’s platform drafting committee’s … Continue reading

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Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

The Electronic Intifada Rania Khalek Power Suits 27 June 2016 In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military … Continue reading

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Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language

Jewish Telegraphic Agency News Brief Democrats’ platform recognizes Palestinian aspirations, rejects ‘occupation’ language By Ron Kampeas June 26, 2016 1:41am Former Rep. Howard Berman, left, and Cornel West, at right, listening to testimony at a Democratic Party platform drafting committee hearing in Washington, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention

June 17, 2016, 09:14 am Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention By Josh Ruebner, contributor During the past four years, public opinion polling has reaffirmed that the base of the Democratic Party, especially its more progressive … Continue reading

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New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel

  February 26, 2016 New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide biography Josh Ruebner is the author of … Continue reading

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Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 12 February 2016 Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, is leading efforts to legislate against BDS in the US Congress. (Senate Appropriations Committee) Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) … Continue reading

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