The Israeli government received widespread condemnation this summer after its legislation of the Jewish nation-state law, a law that privileges the Jewish character of the state while downgrading the status of the Arabic language and making no mention of equality or democracy. In order to combat this law, the Mossawa Center is planning an advocacy and educational program in the US from September 23rd to October 9th. During this tour, we aim to raise awareness about the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and their potential as a partner in peace building initiatives. The delegation plans to meet with senators and members of Congress, civil society groups, academics, and think tanks.
As Palestinian citizens of the State of Israel, we recognize that it is in our best interest to temper hostilities and forge understandings across the gulfs of entrenched positions and increasing volatility. Through building new international partnerships and advocating against the detrimental consequences of this law, we aim to further our goals of promoting peace and equal rights for all citizens.
While in the US, the Mossawa delegation will hold meetings and events in New York (Sept 23-26), DC (Sept 27- Oct 2), Boston (Oct 3-4), Chicago (Oct 5-6), LA (Oct 7), and San Francisco (Oct 8-9). Members of the delegation will include Jafar Farah, director, and Suha Mousa, US coordinator, as well as Nabila Espanioly, member of Mossawa and founder of Al-Tufula Pedagogical Center. Several civil rights experts, including Maria Jammal and Dr. Essam Daod of Humanity Crew, will also join the tour.
For more information, please contact our US coordinator, Ms. Suha Mousa, at [email protected].