Category Archives: In the News

House Passes Resolution To Condemn Individual’s Right To Boycott

Josh Ruebner joined WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wisconsin to discussing the House of Representatives passing a resolution condemning boycotts for Palestinian rights. LISTEN:

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Hoyer and 41 Democrats visit Israel on AIPAC-affiliated junket that violates ‘spirit as well as the letter of the law’

Josh Ruebner on August 5, 2019 House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) landed today in Israel with 41 other Democratic Representatives for a week-long, all-expenses-paid junket sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), the educational branch of the … Continue reading

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Arab Voices Radio Talk Show

Josh Ruebner joined Arab Voices on KPFT on July 31, 2019 to speak about the non-binding US House of Representatives resolution (H.Res.246) that passed by a vote of 398-17 on July 23, 2019, condemning people for exercising their constitutional right … Continue reading

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Congress Condemns Boycotts for Palestinian Rights

Josh Ruebner joined Askia Muhammad on WPFW’s Monday Morning Quarterback on July 29, 2019 to talk about Congressional efforts to condemn boycotts for Palestinian rights and the Trump administration’s plans to sugarcoat the occupation of Palestine.  

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Tlaib decries Israel’s ‘racist policies’ during Capitol Hill briefing examining abuses of US citizens

 Josh Ruebner July 25, 2019 Approximately 75 people filled a room in the Longworth House Office Building yesterday for a lunchtime briefing on Israel’s abuse of US citizens. The briefing, organized by American Muslims for Palestine, featured testimony from US … Continue reading

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US House of Representatives condemns boycotts for Palestinian rights

Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 24 July 2019 The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution Tuesday evening condemning people for exercising their constitutional right to engage in boycotts in support of Palestinian rights. The resolution, H.Res.246, passed … Continue reading

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Is Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt helping Israel violate US law?

Josh Ruebner Power Suits 19 June 2019 Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s “peace process” envoy, met last week with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of strategic affairs and public security who oversees Israel’s global operation to combat BDS – the boycott, divestment … Continue reading

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Bipartisan bill complements Kushner’s plan to try to buy off Palestinians

Josh Ruebner June 7, 2019 On Wednesday, six members of Congress introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to create a $50 million annual fund to “facilitate and finance joint economic ventures and people-to-people exchanges between Palestinians, Israelis, and Americans,” according to … Continue reading

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Will new Black-Jewish caucus in Congress advocate for Israel?

Josh Ruebner  Lobby Watch 6 June 2019 Five members of the US House of Representatives announced earlier this week the formation of a bipartisan Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus at the annual global forum of the American Jewish Committee. The initial members of the … Continue reading

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‘Blind Spot’ on Palestine is consistent feature of US policy for past century

  Josh Ruebner June 5, 2019 BLIND SPOT America and the Palestinians from Balfour to Trump by Khaled Elgindy 345 pp. Brookings Institution Press $25.99 The Trump administration’s often delayed and much hyped “deal of the century” to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace may never … Continue reading

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