Progressives: Netanyahu isn’t one of us

25,000 Jews and Allies tell the Center for American Progress: Netanyahu is No Progressive!

After a well documented pressure campaign by AIPAC, the Center for American Progress, a leading liberal think-tank, invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give an exclusive address. But neither Netanyahu nor CAP expected the response we helped channel. Our allies at the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation initiated a petition calling on CAP to cancel the event. We joined in and helped deliver over 26,000 signatures calling on CAP to cancel the event.

Simultaneously, we launched an open letter with the Arab American Institute highlighting our shock at CAP’s decision, which over 100 progressive leaders and organizations signed, including Naomi Klein, Noura Erekat, Avaaz, and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

The talk went ahead, but we seized control of the story. We demonstrated the growing and increasingly vocal demand by progressive leaders that our peers take Israeli human rights abuses seriously - and showed that we’re going to hold allies accountable if they refuse to get with the times.

Coverage:

Washington Post
Foreign Policy
Forward
CNN
In These Times
Politico



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