Exciting move to Washington DC!

krisThe American Muslims for Palestine, (AMP) a national education and advocacy organization headquartered in Palos Hills, IL will be opening an office in Washington D.C. in February. Kristin Szremski, national director of media and communications, will relocate later this month to head the office. Working together with Washington DC-based national board member Dr. Osama Abu Irhsaid, Ms. Szremski will concentrate on national media work, coalition-building and will support legislative education efforts.

Ms. Szremski will be working under the auspices of AMP's fiscal sponsor, AJP Educational Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to support efforts to raise awareness about Palestine.

Job Opening: Community Organizer

The American Muslims for Palestine, a national education and advocacy organization, is seeking a local organizer to take the lead on organizing chapter activities and to connect AMP-Chicago to local social justice advocacy and activism.

This is part-time, with the possibility of developing into a full-time position with the right candidate

Job Duties:
1. Work and coordinate with Chicago chapter to plan and implement AMP-Chicago events, including, but not limited to: the annual fundraising dinner; the Nakba event; film-screenings, lectures, conferences, rallies and other such events.

PSLS and allies, including AMP, file legal brief in support of Olympia Food Co-op

Israel groups behind lawsuit against co-op board members

On Friday, December 5, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS), together with Jewish Voice for Peace, the National Lawyers Guild, American Muslims for Palestine and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, through their local Washington State counsel Neil Fox, submitted an Amicus Brief to the Washington Supreme Court asking it to uphold lower court decisions dismissing a lawsuit against Olympia Food Co-op board members for passing a boycott of Israeli goods.

The organizations submitted the Brief in order to illuminate for the Court the evidence suggesting that the intent behind the lawsuit was to thwart an important Boycott Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) victory, and was part and parcel of a coordinated and concerted effort to undermine advocacy for Palestinian rights in the US.

AMP announces first ever Capitol Hill Muslim Advocacy Day

The American Muslims for Palestine, as part of the US Council of Muslim Organizations, today announces the first ever Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, set to take place April 13, 2015.

Expected to draw hundreds of Muslim delegates from across the nation, this one-day event is open to representatives of all national, state and local Muslim organizations and communities.

The program is designed to connect the delegates with members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Advocacy Day issues will focus on issues important to American Muslims.

On International Human Rights Day, Israel kills Palestinian minister

abu einAs Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein, 55, marked International Human Rights Day by planting olive trees near Turmsayya, Israeli Occupation Forces deliberately deprived him of his right to life, enshrined in Article 3 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. 

The American Muslims for Palestine, a national education and advocacy organization, today condemns the attack on Abu Ein and calls upon the US State Department to hold Israel accountable for this most egregious abuse of human rights. 

Israel’s killing of Abu Ein is another proof, in a never-ending line of evidence, that Israel does not want peace and that it’s racist, apartheid occupation policies are deadly for Palestinians. 

Empowerment Through Education and Action

The American Muslims for Palestine firmly believes that educating the American public is key to bringing about change in the Middle East. Because once Americans know what is truly happening on the ground in Palestine, they will no longer allow their tax dollars to be used to support Israel's military occupation of Palestine, the world's last and longest-lasting occupation. We are all empowered to act for justice when we know the truth.

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