The American Muslims for Palestine held a press conference attended by several media outlets on May 12, to announce its nationwide ad campaign calling for an end to Israeli apartheid and US support for Israel.
The Jewish Community Resource Council, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee tried hard to stop the ads by denouncing them as anti-Semitic and offensive to the organization Jewish community, a charge immediately refuted by Jewish Voice for Peace, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and other Jewish solidarity partners.
The attack by the JCRC and its Zionist partners ignores the fact that Israeli policies meet the legal requirements for apartheid, set by several international legal standards as well as a comprehensive study called “Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law,” by the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. Even Israeli officials use the terminology that JCRC, the ADL and AJC call “morally reprehensib
Former Israeli Foreign Ministry director-general ambassador to South Africa Alon Liel: “If you, President Obama, intend to come here for a courtesy visit - don’t come …You yourself know full well that Israel is standing at the apartheid cliff.” (2013) ~ From JVP press release
AMP is heartened by and grateful for the support of JVP, the Asian Law Caucus, the Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center and Friends of Sabeel-San Francisco.
“We are committed to bringing this ad to other cities across the country in our efforts to raise awareness of Israel’s occupation of Palestine and how it is supported by hard-earned US tax dollars,” said Kristin Szremski, AMP’s national director of media and communications.
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