American Muslims for Palestine

American Muslims for Palestine Forwarding the Palestinian narrative. Founded in 2006, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is dedicated to advancing the movement for justice in Palestine through education, advocacy, and grassroots mobilization.

AMP is committed to ending U.S. support for the Israeli occupation, to raising awareness about the plight of the Palestinian people, and to supporting their right to freedom, justice, equality, and self-determination in accordance with international law. AMP provides educational materials, speakers, training and workshops, as well as educational programs for Islamic school students and support for campus activism. The official positions of AMP are present in official communiqués coming from the national office in the forms of press releases, action alerts, statements and educational emails, as well as from our designated speakers, which include our national leadership and authorized staff, when they are speaking in the capacity of AMP.

Mission: The mission of the American Muslims for Palestine is to educate the public about issues pertaining to Palestine and its rich, cultural heritage.

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📺 You don’t want to miss the main event of our convention "Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails" at 8 PM EST on Saturday...
11/20/2020

📺 You don’t want to miss the main event of our convention "Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails" at 8 PM EST on Saturday, November 28th LIVE here on Facebook and YouTube.

🗣️ The session will include an all-star cast featuring Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, as well as Colorado State Representative-Elect Iman Jodah, the former head of Al Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar, and many more!

🎁 And don’t forget the free raffle! Prizes range from a Samsung Galaxy Tab to delicious knafa delivered to your house! The grand prizes will be announced during this session!

➡️ Register today here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and don’t miss the opportunity to participate in AMP’s 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US for free and online!

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💪🏼 Youth are the pivotal driving force of the grassroots strength of our movement. Listen to the incredible success stor...
11/20/2020

💪🏼 Youth are the pivotal driving force of the grassroots strength of our movement. Listen to the incredible success stories from organizers all over the country in our all-youth panel on Friday, November 27 @ 8PM EST during AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US - LIVE on Facebook.

The Youth Front for Palestine: Student Success Stories

🗣️ Featuring:

- Madinah Wilson-Anton, Delaware State Representative-Elect.

- Ahmad Awad, J.D. Student at Rutgers Law School.

- Tal Frieden, Founding Member of Jewish Voice for Peace at Brown University.

- Zarefah Baroud, Palestinian-American Filmmaker, Digital Media Associate at AMP.

- Malak Shalabi, J.D. Student at the University of Washington, Organizing Associate at AMP.

🎁 Register today for free here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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🎁 Thanks to our dear sponsor Keffiyeh Masks, our raffle will have 10 authentic keffiyeh masks - the traditional Palestin...
11/19/2020

🎁 Thanks to our dear sponsor Keffiyeh Masks, our raffle will have 10 authentic keffiyeh masks - the traditional Palestinian patterned scarf formed into modern protection against this global virus.

All you have to do is register for FREE here bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter the raffle.

➡️ Our raffle winners will be announced during the sessions of AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US LIVE on Facebook. Stay tuned for more prizes to be announced soon.

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🚨 Just released!AMP strongly condemns today's moves by the State Department to legitimize illegal Israeli settlements in...
11/19/2020
AMP condemns Pompeo announcements on Israeli settlements, BDS | American Muslims for Palestine

🚨 Just released!

AMP strongly condemns today's moves by the State Department to legitimize illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, to further fragment Palestine by dividing the West Bank from the Gaza Strip, and to delegitimize the nonviolent Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

➡️ Read full statement here: ampalestine.org/newsroom/amp-condemns-pompeo-announcements-on-israeli-settlements-bds

AMP strongly condemns today's moves by the State Department to legitimize illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, to further fragment Palestine by dividing the West Bank from the Gaza Strip, and to delegitimize the nonviolen

🇵🇸 A key issue for Palestinians since the Nakba and 67 has revolved around the role of the diaspora in the Palestinian n...
11/19/2020

🇵🇸 A key issue for Palestinians since the Nakba and 67 has revolved around the role of the diaspora in the Palestinian national project.

Join our final session of the 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US on Sunday, November 29th @ 8PM EST as we discuss how are/can the diaspora play a stronger role in the future of Palestine beyond building and sustaining international solidarity with Palestine?

🗣️ Featuring:

- Loubna Qutami, Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA.

- Raed Jarrar, Palestinian-American blogger and political advocate based in Washington, DC, AMP's Advocacy Director.

- Lara Kiswani, Lecturer at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, and the executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).

- Taher Herzallah, AMP's Director of Outreach and Grassroots Organizing.

🎁 Register today for free here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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🎁 More Prizes Announced! By the generosity of our sponsors, we will have FOUR $50 Gift Cards from Palestinian Owned Bran...
11/18/2020

🎁 More Prizes Announced! By the generosity of our sponsors, we will have FOUR $50 Gift Cards from Palestinian Owned Brands. Simply, register for FREE here bit.ly/PalConv2020 to enter the raffle.

➡️ Our raffle winners will be announced during the sessions of AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US LIVE on Facebook. Stay tuned for more prizes to be announced soon.

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✊🏾 The Black-Palestinian liberation struggle has many similarities and some differences yet their transnational solidari...
11/18/2020

✊🏾 The Black-Palestinian liberation struggle has many similarities and some differences yet their transnational solidarity continues to inspire many people across the world resisting oppression against all odds.

Join us on Day 3 of AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US, Sunday, November 29th @ 6:00PM EST to discuss this important topic:

✊🏾 Black and Palestinian Liberation: Struggling Hand in Hand 🇵🇸

🗣️ Featuring:

- Aisha al-Adawiya, Founder and President of Women in Islam, Inc., an organization of Muslim women that focuses on human rights and social justice.

- Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; and an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com

- Sandra Tamari, Palestinian organizer and the Executive Director of Adalah Justice Project (AJP).

- Dr. Hatem Bazian, AMP Chairman and Professor at UC Berkeley.

- Felicia Eaves, Human rights advocate & former Co-Chair of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

🎁 Register today for free here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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AMP congratulates Dr. Zaher for the well deserved recognition!
11/17/2020

AMP congratulates Dr. Zaher for the well deserved recognition!

🇵🇸 3rd Arabic Session is Confirmed!13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the USDay 3 - Sunday, November 29th @ 2PM EST...
11/17/2020

🇵🇸 3rd Arabic Session is Confirmed!

13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US
Day 3 - Sunday, November 29th @ 2PM EST

القضية الفلسطينية في ضوء نتائج الانتخابات الرئاسية الأميركية والتغيرات في الشرق الأوسط

بعد فوز جوزيف بايدن في الانتخابات الرئاسية تثور أسئلة مركزية حول تداعيات ذلك على القضية الفلسطينية، ومنطقة الشرق الأوسط عموماً. من ذلك، ما هي أوجه الخلاف المتوقعة بين إدارتي بايدن وترامب في التعامل مع القضية الفلسطينية؟ ما هو مستقبل اتفاقات التطبيع العربي مع إسرائيل؟ ما المطلوب منا لخدمة القضية الفلسطينية في ضوء الإدارة القادمة؟ وغير ذلك الكثير من القضايا.

هذه الأسئلة وغيرها نناقشها مع كوكبة من الخبراء والمختصين:

- معين الطاهر، كاتب وباحث فلسطيني، عضو سابق في المجلس الثوري لحركة فتح.

- هاني المصري، المدير عام لمسارات - المركز الفلسطيني لأبحاث السياسات والدراسات الإستراتيجية.

- د. أسامة أبوارشيد، المدير التنفيذي لمؤسسة مسلمون أميركيون لأجل فلسطين.

- زينة عشراوي، ناشطة فلسطينية أميركية بمجال حقوق الإنسان.

سجل مجاناً على الرابط التالي: bit.ly/PalConv2020

The Palestinian Cause in the Aftermath of US Elections & Regional Developments

🗣️ Featuring:

- Main Al-Taher, Palestinian writer and researcher who formerly served as a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah.

- Hani Al-Masri, Director General of Masarat, the Palestinian Centre for Policy Research and Strategic Studies.

- Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, Executive Director for American Muslims for Palestine.

- Zeina Ashrawi, Palestinian-American Human Rights Activist.

➡️ Register today for FREE here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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🎁 As promised, we will have a raffle for amazing prizes during our 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US on Tha...
11/16/2020

🎁 As promised, we will have a raffle for amazing prizes during our 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US on Thanksgiving weekend.

1️⃣ Our 1st prize will be a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Register for FREE here bit.ly/PalConv2020 to enter the raffle.

➡️ Our raffle winners will be announced during the Virtual Gala on Saturday, Nov 28 @ 8PM EST - LIVE on Facebook. Stay tuned for more prizes to be announced soon.

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🇵🇸 Our 2nd Arabic Session Announced! 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the USDay 2 - Saturday, November 28th @ 2PM...
11/16/2020

🇵🇸 Our 2nd Arabic Session Announced!

13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US
Day 2 - Saturday, November 28th @ 2PM EST

رمزية القدس في الوعي الجمعي للأمة

لعبت القدس، منذ فجر التاريخ، دوراً محورياً في تشكيل الحضارات الإنسانية.. فالقدس هي مهبط الوحي ومحضن الرسالات.. من إبراهيم أبو الأنبياء عليهم السلام، وحتى اليوم. وهي لا تزال تمثل رمزية لصيقة بالوعي الجمعي للأمة عبر العصور تتناقلها وتتعاهدها الأجيال جيلا بعد جيل.

يشرفنا في هذه الجلسة ثلة من أهل القدس وأحباب بيت المقدس:

- هنادي حلواني، مرابطة مقدسية ومعلمة قرآن في المسجد الأقصى.

- د. عبد الله معروف، ياحث متخصص في علوم بيت المقدس، وأستاذ مساعد في جامعة إسطنبول 29 مايو في تركيا.

- د. رائد فتحي، محاضر في كلية الدعوة والعلوم الإسلامية في أم الفحم، وأحد رؤساء المجلس الإسلامي للإفتاء في الداخل الفلسطيني.

- الشيخ كفاح مصطفى، إمام ومدير مسجد أورلاند بارك في ضواحي شيكاغو، وممثل دار الفتوى اللبنانية في أمريكا.

سجل مجاناً هنا: bit.ly/PalConv2020

The centrality of Jerusalem to the consciousness of Muslims continues to be inherited generation after generation

From the earliest days of history, Jerusalem has played a central role in the flourishing of human civilizations. For Jerusalem is the destination of revelation and sacred messages. From Abraham peace be upon him till today, Jerusalem continues to be a lasting symbol in the minds and consciousness of the Muslim ummah.

🗣️ Featuring:

- Hanady Halawani, Jerusalemite Activist & Quran Teacher in Masjid Al-Aqsa.

- Dr. Abdallah Marouf, Jerusalemite scholar & Assistant Professor of Islamic History at Istanbul 29 Mayis University in Istanbul.

- Dr. Raed Fathi, Lecturer at the College of Dawa and Islamic Studies in Um Al-Fahm, Palestine.

-Sheikh Kefah Mustapha, Imam & Director Orland Park Prayer Center, & Muslim-American Community Leader.

Register today for free here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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🇵🇸 In keeping with the tradition of an Arabic program at our conventions, we’ve put together three powerhouse sessions t...
11/15/2020

🇵🇸 In keeping with the tradition of an Arabic program at our conventions, we’ve put together three powerhouse sessions that will accommodate a wide range of our audience and bring in experts from Palestine and around the world.

Here is the first Arabic session at AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US that will go LIVE on Friday, Nov 27 at 2:00PM EST.

دور الشتات الفلسطيني في المشروع الوطني

هناك ستة ملايين فلسطيني يعيشون في الشتات. ستناقش هذه الجلسة دور الشتات الفلسطيني في بناء وتعزيز وتحقيق المشروع الوطني الفلسطيني، مع نخبة من الخبراء والمتخصصين من داخل فلسطين وخارجها:

- د. أحمد أبو هولي، عضو اللجنة التنفيذية لمنظمة التحرير الفلسطينية ورئيس دائرة شؤون اللاجئين بالمنظمة.

- ليلى وافي، رئيسة الاتحاد العام للمرأة الفلسطينية في بلجيكا.

- طارق حمود، مدير عام مركز العودة الفلسطيني في بريطانيا.

- هويدا عراف، ناشطة فلسطينية-أمريكية بمجال حقوق الإنسان، محامية وأحد مؤسسي حركة التضامن العالمية.

- د. أسامة أبوارشيد، مدير عام مؤسسة أميركيون مسلمون لأجل فلسطين

سجل مجاناً هنا: bit.ly/PalConv2020

The Role of the Diaspora in the Palestinian National Project

A key issue for Palestinians since the Nakba and 67 has revolved around the role of the diaspora in the Palestinian national project. Beyond building and sustaining international solidarity with Palestine, how are/can the diaspora play a stronger role in the future of Palestine?

🗣️ Featuring:

- Dr. Ahmed Abu Holy, Head of PLO's Refugees Affairs Department
- Leila Wafi, Director of the Palestinian Women Union in Belgium
- Tarek Hamoud, Director-General of the London-based Palestinian Return Center (PRC)
- Huwaida Arraf, Palestinian-American activist, lawyer, and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement
- Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, Executive Director of American Muslims for Palestine.

Register today for free here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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11/13/2020
5th Education Webinar | The Balfour Declaration: Illegitimate Promise

#ICYMI Check out this informative discussion about the significance of the Balfour Declaration in the Palestinian people’s dispossession, in our fifth education webinar titled: "The Balfour Declaration: Illegitimate Promise", featuring:

- Mouin Rabbani | Middle East analyst, co-editor of Jadaliyya.

- Sherene Seikaly | Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

- Khaled Elgindy | Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, Director of MEI’s Program on Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs.

- Hosted by Tarek Khalil | AMP Education Coordinator

Please share with your family and friends.

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🔴 Happening tomorrow -- don't miss out!! RSVP here to get updates: facebook.com/events/679623306265933
11/13/2020

🔴 Happening tomorrow -- don't miss out!!

RSVP here to get updates: facebook.com/events/679623306265933

[LIVE] Don't miss our upcoming education webinar with AMP's Education Coordinator Tarek Muhammad Khalil, featuring a panel of experts: Mouin Rabbani - Institute for Palestine Studies, Sherene Seikaly - UC Santa Barbara, and Khaled Elgindy - Middle East Institute, as we discuss the #BalfourDeclaration & its significance in the Palestinian people’s dispossession.

📚 What: The Balfour Declaration: Illegitimate Promise
⏰ When: Friday, Nov 13th @ 5PM EST
💻 Where: facebook.com/events/679623306265933

RSVP and share with your family and friends. #PalestineConnectsUs

11/12/2020

“Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we will all return." [Quran: 2:156]

AMP offers its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the PLO upon his demise. We acknowledge his lifelong resistance to the Israeli occupation while also recognizing many disagreements around his work. Yet, we respect his love and passion in pursuit of justice for the Palestinian people.

📣 Convention Announcement:We are excited to announce another session at AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in th...
11/12/2020

📣 Convention Announcement:

We are excited to announce another session at AMP's 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.

✊🏽 Standing with the oppressed and resisting oppression is a prophetic legacy. On Saturday, November 28th at 6pm EST, inspire yourself & learn from the stories of resistance from Uyghurs, Rohingyas, Kashmiris & Palestinians when our very own Shakeel Syed, AMP's West Coast Regional Director and lifelong human rights advocate, hosts this significant discussion with:

- Prof. Dr. Wakar Uddin, Professor at Penn State University, and Director General of Arakan Rohingya Union.

- Dr. Angana Chatterji, Founding co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative at the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley.

- Dr. Hafsa Kanjwal, Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Lafayette College, and member of Critical Kashmir Studies.

- Aydin Anwar, Uyghur-American activist currently assisting Sound Vision's Save Uighur campaign based in Chicago.

Register today for free here: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and enter our raffle for amazing prizes.

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📣Looking to get more involved in Palestine work? A few months ago, we started the Palestine Advocacy Corps (PAC) to prov...
11/10/2020

📣Looking to get more involved in Palestine work? A few months ago, we started the Palestine Advocacy Corps (PAC) to provide our most dedicated supporters with high-level policy training and unique opportunities to participate in. By signing up for PAC, you’re joining and helping to build a group of top-notch advocates who take smart, frequent, coordinated, and impactful actions. Join PAC Today!🇵🇸 Learn more at ampalestine.org/palestine-advocacy-corps 💻

[LIVE] Don't miss our upcoming education webinar with AMP's Education Coordinator Tarek Muhammad Khalil, featuring a pan...
11/09/2020

[LIVE] Don't miss our upcoming education webinar with AMP's Education Coordinator Tarek Muhammad Khalil, featuring a panel of experts: Mouin Rabbani - Institute for Palestine Studies, Sherene Seikaly - UC Santa Barbara, and Khaled Elgindy - Middle East Institute, as we discuss the #BalfourDeclaration & its significance in the Palestinian people’s dispossession.

📚 What: The Balfour Declaration: Illegitimate Promise
⏰ When: Friday, Nov 13th @ 5PM EST
💻 Where: facebook.com/events/679623306265933

RSVP and share with your family and friends. #PalestineConnectsUs

🇺🇸 Now that Joe Biden is projected to be the next president of the US, we wanted to remind you that our virtual conventi...
11/09/2020

🇺🇸 Now that Joe Biden is projected to be the next president of the US, we wanted to remind you that our virtual convention is just around the corner and we have a session that will examine the important ramifications of the election.

On Friday, November 27th at 6PM Eastern, AMP's very own Josh Ruebner will be moderating a panel with Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), and an all-star lineup of outstanding think tank analysts, including Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Zaha Hassan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Khaled Elgindy, Middle East Institute, to discuss the impact this election will have on Palestine and the work for Palestinian rights in the US.

🎁 And don’t forget the free raffle! Prizes range from a Samsung Galaxy Tab to delicious knafa delivered to your house!

Register today for free: bit.ly/PalConv2020 and don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the 13th Annual Convention for Palestine in the US!

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Following a 103 day hunger strike, administrative detainee, Maher Al-Akhras, has announced that Israeli authorities have...
11/07/2020

Following a 103 day hunger strike, administrative detainee, Maher Al-Akhras, has announced that Israeli authorities have agreed to release him on November 26th.

#MaherAlAkhras #Palestine #Prisoner #Israel #Occupation #AdministrativeDetention #Justice #Freedom

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