First Palestinian museum in US opens April 22

First Palestinian museum in US opens April 22   Located in a 4,000 square foot gallery outside of New Haven, Connecticut, the new Palestine Museum US may seem like a modest venture. But Faisal Saleh’s labor of love is in fact a groundbreaking project in Palestinian cultural preservation in the diaspora. As the first Palestinian-focused…

Rasmea Odeh avoids prison by accepting plea deal

Palestinian community leader, activist, and torture survivor Rasmea Odeh announced through the Rasmea Defense Committee that she would accept a plea deal on her immigration charges, bringing her years-long fight with the U.S. justice system to an end. Considering the political climate, Odeh’s defense team announced that she had made the decision to plead guilty…

Rasmea Odeh’s defense team calls new indictment ‘desperate’

Update: Rasmea Odeh’s new trial is set for May 16, 2017. A new indictment against Palestinian-American community leader Rasmea Odeh shows the desperation of the prosecution team, according to Odeh’s defense. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced the new indictment against Odeh, a 67 year-old torture survivor and long-time public servant in Chicago, inserting…

AMP conference calls for coalition-building during Trump presidency

American Muslims and other supporters of Palestine from around the country came together in Chicago last weekend for the ninth annual convention for Palestine in the US: Paving the Way Toward Justice. The conference featured numerous panels, workshops, and discussions with leaders in the Palestine solidarity movement, including the organization’s Campus Action Track series targeted toward…