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Weaponizing the Palestinian Right of Return

Susan George and Matthew Finkelstein Though it failed decisively at the November 2019 California Democratic Party (CDP) Convention, hundreds of convention delegates voted for an amendment to the CDP Platform advocating for the influx of approximately five million Palestinian refugees and their descendants into Israel, separate from any final status negotiations between the Israeli and …

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Support House Resolution 326: Affirmation of a Negotiated Two State Solution

The House of Representatives will likely be voting soon on House Resolution 326. It is imperative for the US to affirm its commitment to a two state solution and discourage steps “by either side that would put a peaceful end to the conflict further out of reach, including unilateral annexation of territory or efforts to …

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Sarsour Says Israel ‘Is Built On the Idea That Jews Are Supreme to Everyone Else’

Jewish JournalAaron Bandler 12/2/2019 Former Women’s March, Inc. leader Linda Sarsour said during an American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) conference on Nov. 28 that Israel “is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else.” In a video clip of her speech, Sarsour said that when she speaks on college campuses, she tells …

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Facing Antisemitism Rally – The Power of Solidarity

Updated: Nov 25, 2019 Last weekend at the California Democratic Party Convention in Long Beach, legislators, activists, friends, allies, and organizations throughout California came together to speak up about antisemitism, and to listen. Fortunately, the anti-Israel amendments referenced in some of the speeches were soundly defeated on the floor of the convention on Sunday. Members of …

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Progressive Zionists of California Hold Rally Against Anti-Semitism at CA Dem Convention

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler 11/19/2019 The Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) held a rally protesting anti-Semitism in front of the California Democratic Party convention at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on Nov. 16. Around 35 people attended the rally to hear speakers including State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley), vice chair of …

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Amendment Advocating Right of Return Fails At CA Dem Convention

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler 11/18/2019 A proposed amendment to the California Democratic Party platform advocating for the Palestinian right of return failed at the Californian Democratic Party convention at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on Nov. 17. The amendment, authored by delegate David Mandel, stated that the party should “oppose any unilateral annexation …

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PZC Commends California Democratic Party for Rejecting Anti-Israel amendments

Progressive Zionists of California commends the California Democratic Party for upholding language on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict proposed by the Platform Committee, whose members worked tirelessly over three months to collect comments, engage in robust dialogue, and streamline language on a number of complex issues. Thank you to every delegate who voted against the proposed anti-peace …

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Warren Says ‘Everything Is On the Table’ to Stop Israel from Increasing Settlements

Jewish Journal Aaron Bandler 10/21/2019 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said on Oct. 19 that all options will be considered to leverage Israel from ramping up settlement buildings in the West Bank, including cutting aid to the Jewish State, The Hill reports. A reporter asked Warren during a campaign event if the 2020 …

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