Israeli, Jewish Peace groups denounce US Embassy move
Trump: moving the Embassy won’t hide the occupation!
Today, May 14, 2018 at 15:15 to 18:00 (Israel/Palestine time), a demonstration is held against Trump’s reckless and cynical act of moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem!
The protest was held at 13 Eliyahu Lankin Street in Jerusalem, initiated by ATL (All That’s Left: Anti-Occupation Collective).
In parallel, American Jewish activists are holding a protest against the Embassy move in Washington D.C. initiated by IfNotNow
5:39 AM – 14 May 2018. Israeli, Jewish peace groups protest US Embassy move May 14, 2018
Jerusalem is the home of both Jews and Palestinians – and must be recognized as home to both peoples. Moving the embassy plays into the hands of right-wing extremists and the Israeli government’s attempts to erase Palestinian ties and claims to the city. This will only add bloodshed and entrench the occupation!
The takes place happen only 24 hours after Jerusalem Day, during which thousands of Israelis marched through Palestinian East Jerusalem and the Muslim Quarter of the Old City shouted racist and hateful slogans. It takes place as Israeli snipers on the Gaza border go on shooting and killing dozens of Palestinian demonstrators.
Instead of condemning these actions – the Trump administration has once again aligned itself with the most right-wing government in Israel’s history, and undermined the last shred of Palestinian trust in the U.S.
We cannot stay silent. Let’s stand together against with a message of hope and solidarity.
Join members of All That’s Left as we stand in solidarity with Palestinians and Israeli activists in protesting the embassy move and demanding a just end to the occupation!
LIVE IN DC: American Jews are demonstrating against Trump’s decision to move the embassy
IfNotNow on Twitter: “LIVESTREAM: Young Jews fighting against Trump’s disastrous embassy move, and for freedom and dignity for all, march in Washington D.C. #EmbassyOfFreedom #WeWillBeTheGeneration https://t.co/wGOFyKfG6a… https://t.co/BLpEd6am7b“
RAY HANANIA — Op-Ed writer, author, radio host, podcaster
Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 at the Daily Southtown and the Chicago Sun-Times. He began writing in 1975 publishing The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues as Special US Correspondent for the Arab News ArabNews.com, at TheArabDailyNews.com, and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday, the Orlando Sentinel, Houston Chronical, and Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
Hanania is the US Special Correspondent for the Arab News Newspaper, covering Middle East and Arab American issues. He writes for the Southwest News newspaper group writing on mainstream American issues.