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In the News 2010

Coming year should finally see peace in the Middle East, despite impasse, says Secretary-General on International Day of Solidarity With Palestinian People
by UNDPIReliefWeb
November 29th, 2010
This U.N. publication mentions our steering committee member, Judith LeBlanc, who presented a statement on behalf of civil society organizations focused on the Palestine Question, this week at the U.N. in New York, at a special meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which met to observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Tribunal finds American and International Business Complicit in Israeli War Crimes
November 26th, 2010
On Monday, November 22, The Russell Tribunal on Palestine announced its verdict after weekend deliberations on corporate complicity in Israeli violations of international law. Juror Michael Mansfield QC, who chaired the concluding press conference, announced the jury's call for the mobilization of civil society to end the involvement of companies in Israeli human rights violations. US activists and lawyers who testified at the tribunal included Josh Ruebner, national advocacy director for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Human Rights Groups Ask State Department to Call for Release of Palestinian Nonviolent Activist
by CodePink & US CampaignCommon Dreams
October 26th, 2010
Representatives from four US human rights groups met with State Department officials on Friday, October 22nd, and delivered a letter addressed to Secretary of State Clinton signed by more than 5,000 individuals calling for the US government to demand that Israel free Abdallah Abu Rahmah...

The Palestine Buy-cott
by Davi BarkerIllume
October 25th, 2010
"In 2005 Palestinian Civil Society issued a call for boycott, divestment and sanctions until Israel complies with International Law, and universal principles of human rights. Since then that call has been endorsed by hundreds of organizations ... Organizations like US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO) and US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) compile and circulate lists of brand names and corporations that aid Israel."

The Organization that Cries Wolf
Huffington Post
October 22nd, 2010
"Organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), established in 1913, were designed to fight against the scourge of anti-Semitism in particular, and racism in general. However, sadly, the ADL has long since strayed from its original core mission 'to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all'."

"One Land Many Voices" broadcast includes Rob Mosrie, US Campaign's Executive Director
KBOO 90.7FM, Portland, Oregon
October 22nd, 2010
In the second half of this hourlong radio program in Portland, Oregon, Rob Mosrie discusses the new "Top Ten Anti-Israel" groups list announced a week ago by the Anti-Defamation League. The US Campaign and its member groups are on the list. After clicking the link above, click to start the audio player, and skip to 32 minutes and 45 seconds.

A "Progressive Hero?" Time to Think Outside of the Boxer
by Stephen ZunesHuffington Post
October 21st, 2010
Zunes cites our congressional report card to single out Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Ca., for unmatched support of U.S. military aid to Israel.

US Campaign on-air in Cleveland, Ohio
America's Work Force
October 15th, 2010
Broadcast in Northern Ohio on WKTX and WELW, AFW, "The radio voice of the working people," included a nine-minute segment on the "peace process," the absence of a settlement freeze, the continuation of US military aid to Israel, and more, from the perspective of our National Advocacy Director.

INN World Report, Redux
INN World Report
October 14th, 2010
Host Thomas Kiely again hosted our National Advocacy Director in a two-hour program discussing the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Ruebner Honored by Arab-American Groups
Sun Gazette Newspapers
October 12th, 2010
[National Advocacy Director] Josh Ruebner was presented with a Community Service Award at the 22nd annual Virginia Candidates’ Night, sponsored by the Arab-American Republicans of the Washington D.C. Area and the Arab-American Democratic Caucus Virginia and held Oct. 10 in Tysons Corner.

INN World Report hosts Josh Ruebner
INN World Report
October 11th, 2010
Host Thomas Kiely interviewed National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner on the hourlong program "World Report."

George Galloway interviews Josh Ruebner
October 10th, 2010
On his weekly TV program, former British Member of Parliament George Galloway interviewed the US Campaign's National Advocacy Director, Josh Ruebner, about the expired Israeli settlement "freeze" and prospects for future Israeli-Palestian negotiations.

Josh Ruebner interviewed on "Arab Voices"
Arab Voices, KPFT Houston
October 6th, 2010
Ruebner was the guest on KPFT Houston's weekly hourlong radio program "Arab Voices." Topics include: the refusal by Israel to stop building and expanding colonies on Palestinian land and its effect on the newly revived "direct negotiations" between Palestinians and Israelis; the ongoing U.S. financial and military aid to Israel; the efforts made in the United States at changing the current U.S. policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian problem; and more.

Obama's Misplaced Missive
by Josh RuebnerHuffington Post
October 1st, 2010
"As the clock ticks closer toward an ignominious end to the Obama Administration's ill-conceived gambit to reconvene direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, President Obama appears desperate to keep the talks alive, as revealed on Wednesday in accounts of a letter he purportedly sent to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

On Israeli 'moratorium,' U.S. has taken sides
USA Today
September 24th, 2010
A timely opinion-editorial piece by our National Advocacy Director, Josh Ruebner, as direct Israeli-Palestinian talks began to break down, just after the Israeli settlement 'moratorium' expired.

Empty Promises: Obama Takes His Middle East Peace Plan to the UN
by Phyllis BennisThe Huffington Post
September 23rd, 2010
US Campaign Steering Committee member Phyllis Bennis comments on Obama's treatment of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in his speech to the UN General Assembly.

CounterSpin audio podcast by FAIR, the media watch group, includes segment with Josh Ruebner
September 10th, 2010
"The theme in coverage of the current Mideast peace negotiations ... appears to be skepticism. But does being critical of this process mean you don’t want peace?" Click to play the 10-minute interview with our National Advocacy Director, Josh Ruebner.

Khalila Sabra interviewed on Liberty News Radio
Liberty News Radio
September 9th, 2010
On September 9, US Campaign steering committee member Khalilah Sabra was interviewed by super-libertarian host Ernest Hancock, of the program "Declare Your Independence," on Liberty News Radio.

Scott Horton (AntiWar Radio) Interviews Josh Ruebner
September 5th, 2010
"Ruebner discusses burning his Israeli military deferment papers in protest, reasons to be skeptical of the newest attempt at Israel-Palestinian peace talks, the unfair foundation for negotiations that requires equal concessions from drastically unequal partners, why the U.S. never uses its substantial leverage to influence Israel’s policy and how the 500,000 West Bank settlers may have established enough “facts on the ground” to make a 2-state solution impossible." (Includes audio.)

Washington's Mideast Talks
Kansas City InfoZine
September 3rd, 2010
The InfoZine quotes the US Campaign's Khalila Sabra and Josh Ruebner commenting on the 2010 round of direct peace talks.

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