Showing posts with label Rashid Khalidi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rashid Khalidi. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Feels the Heat for AIPAC Trip

In today's Chicago Tribune, US Campaign Advisory Board member Professor Rashid Khalidi pens a devastating critique of Representative Jesse Jackson's Jr.'s decision to go on an AIPAC-sponsored trip to Israel earlier this month, and rebuts his subsequent op-ed in the Jerusalem Post, in which a paternalistic Jackson urged Palestinians to adopt non-violence.

Khalidi schools Jackson that "hundreds of unarmed activists acting in the spirit of the U.S. civil rights movement, and who proudly claim to be inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, have been arrested without charge. Hundreds more have been injured or killed by rubber bullets and high-velocity tear gas canisters."

This op-ed follows an article written by National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner similarly taking Jackson to task.

Help us keep up the pressure on Jackson and other Members of Congress who went on AIPAC trips by taking action.

Read Prof. Khalidi's full article here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rashid Khalidi on Hamas-Fatah Agreement

Rashid Khalidi is a member of our Advisory Board, and is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University's Middle East Institute, and editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

In this installment of Palestine Studies TV, Will Youmans of the Institute for Palestine Studies spoke with Dr. Khalidi about the deal between Hamas and Fatah that is aimed at reconciliation after the state of division since 2007. This news sets the theme of current edition of our biweekly email newsletter, Occupation End Notes.


Friday, February 12, 2010

From Democracy Now: "Palestinian Families Appeal to UN Over Israeli Construction of “Museum of Tolerance” on Jerusalem’s Historic Mamilla Cemetery"

Watch US Campaign Advisory Board member Rashid Khalidi and Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner discuss the the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s plans to build a “Museum of Tolerance” over the historic Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Democracy Now with Rashid Khalidi: Palestinian President Abbas Faces Uproar for Aiding US-Israeli Derailment of UN Report on Gaza Assault

Watch US Campaign Advisory Board member and National Conference speaker Rashid Khalidi discuss the popular outrage in the occupied Palestinian territories over the derailment of the Goldstone Report on Democracy Now: