Publications

Defying occupation, poverty and rampant fear of Israeli violence, Palestinians have a 99 percent literacy rate, the highest in the Arab world. But getting educated comes at a cost for students and their teachers who must contend with more than 1,100 Israeli Military Orders that regulate everything from curfews to what can and cannot be studied in school. They face random school closures, harassment by Israeli residents of illegal colonial settlements and by IDF soldiers at checkpoints on the roadways and at the Apartheid Wall. Teachers report massive vandalism at the hands of IDF troops,...
The American Muslims for Palestine’s mission is to educate the public about the just cause of Palestine and the rights of self-determination, liberty and justice. Through providing factual information, training and networking with like-minded, peace-loving organizations and individuals, AMP will raise awareness of the issues pertaining to Palestine and its rich cultural heritage.
December 25, 2012
Nine years after 9/11, hysteria about Muslims in American life has gripped the country. With it has gone an outburst of arson attacks on mosques, campaigns to stop their construction, and the branding of the Muslim-American community, overwhelmingly moderate, as a hotbed of potential terrorist recruits. The frenzy has raged from rural Tennessee to New York City, while in Oklahoma, voters even overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure banning the implementation of Sharia law in American courts (not that such a prospect existed). This campaign of Islamophobia wounded President Obama politically...
Gaza, the idyllic strip of land by the Mediterranean Sea, was once a strategic and commercial center linking Egypt and Mesopotamia in the days when caravans of traders traversed the area. But it’s hard to glean evidence of those days. Since Israel illegally occupied the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in 1967, the area has been plundered of the best it had to offer. Instead of being a robust stopover for wayfaring merchants, Gaza has become an open-air prison surrounded by concrete walls and razor wire, its 1.6 million inhabitants locked into an area roughly two-thirds the size of the city of...
Historic Palestine, roughly the size of Massachusetts, covers an area of about 10,425 square miles,1 from the Jordan River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. From modern Ramallah to ancient Jericho, from Gaza’s seashore to the Naqab, the blood, toil, sweat and tears of Palestine’s ancestors are still warmly felt, in the faith and food, in the architecture and the culture of the Holy Land today.