Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by The Electronic Intifada on November 2, 2018   “The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in […]

The Discourse on Palestine Is Shifting. Will Concrete Policy Changes Follow?

“Even as Washington churned through a miasma of Brett Kavanaugh lies and horror, a different kind of history was being written more than a thousand miles west. For all who doubted whether the public and political discourse on Palestine and Israel has changed at all, the keynote speakers at the national conference of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights in St. Paul, Minnesota proved them wrong.”

Dark Money: Palestine, Mega Donors, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

“The 2018 mid-term elections are expected to be the most expensive in American history. Four years ago, the 2014 mid-term elections had fewer donors than in previous elections but spending still surpassed previous elections. To fill their campaign coffers, Democrats and Republicans are again expected to rely on mega donors”

Discrimination, Police Brutality, and Racism: The Struggle of Arab Palestinians in Israel

Jafar Farah and Nabila Espanioly, co-founders of the Mossawa Center discuss the advocacy work and programs of the center. Their presentation highlights how Al Mossawwa Center develops programs to promote a democratic society, and acts against all forms of discrimination based on race, nationalism, religious affiliation, social status, gender, and disabilities.

The 2018 Edward Said Memorial Lecture with Dr. Sami AlBanna

In his delivery of the 2018 Edward Said Memorial Lecture, Dr. Sami AlBanna explores avenues of struggle and prospects for justice, equality, and democracy in the Middle East by examining the “Deal of the Century” and the loss of the war on Syria.

The Palestinians at Historic Crossroads

In the past year Palestinians and Israelis have awaited the unveiling of Jared Kushner’s “Deal of the Century”. It remains to be defined, but we can be certain that it will fail to satisfy the reasonable demands of the Palestinian people and UN resolutions for a just and lasting conclusion to the conflict. The speakers of the 2018 Palestine Center Annual Conference have been invited to provide their analyses and help us navigate this crisis. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations. He will be followed by two panels that will respectively address issues of UNRWA, Activism, Legislation, Right of Return (Panel 1); and Gaza, Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority, American Jewish Solidarity (Panel 2).

Israel practices ‘apartheid’ — Rep. Betty McCollum

“The highlight of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights conference that concluded Sunday in St. Paul was a speech by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) that was that very rare and brave thing in mainstream US politics: an unapologetic endorsement of Palestinian human rights.”

Trump Is Giving Palestinians a Choice. We’ll Choose Dignity.

My family and I moved to Washington in April 2017, just a few months after President Trump took office. I’d been sent as the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s general delegation to the United States — effectively the Palestinian ambassador in Washington.