Washington- Several institutions and groups are organizing a large demonstration – expected to be the largest since the start of the Israeli aggression on Gaza strip– On Saturday, November 4, in Freedom Square in the heart of Washington, DC, just steps from White HouseAnd a kilometer away from Congress.
It falls within the framework of an attempt to raise the voice of protest to put an end to “American complicity in the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people and settler colonialism of Palestine,” as stated in the invitations to participate.
Since the beginning of the processAl-Aqsa flood“And the unprecedented Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip that followed. Many Palestinian, Arab, Islamic, and Jewish associations organized solidarity activities with the residents of Gaza, demanding an end to the Israeli attacks, allowing the entry of humanitarian aid, and stopping full American support for the Israeli side.
Al Jazeera Net presents the most important institutions and associations that organize demonstration events in various states and major American cities, especially New York City and Washington, DC, in support of Palestinian rights.
- Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
It is the most prominent and most active student group against Israel and Zionism in the United States, and it has branches within many American universities. Founded at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001.
It has more than 200 branches across the country, with most of its activity concentrated in the Northeast, Midwest, and California (there are some chapters in Canada). It organizes lectures and gatherings, and publishes various materials through its social media accounts and campus newspapers.
It supervises the push for anti-Israel resolutions and petitions in universities. It organized campaigns to boycott companies that deal with Israel and withdraw investments from them, and organized events accusing Israel of committing war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.
- Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
A left-wing Jewish activist group hostile to Israel and Zionism calls for a boycott of Israel and the elimination of Zionism.
After the attacks of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitationOn October 7, the organization’s prominent activist, Ariel Koren, stated that Hamas’ actions are consistent with “the Palestinians’ right to resistance.”
“The root cause of the violence is Israel,” said the party’s executive director, Stephanie Fox.
Founded in 1996 in the San Francisco area, the organization has approximately a dozen chapters on college campuses, where members often work closely with chapters of anti-Israel student groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to promote initiatives and messages. and anti-Israel events.
The organization describes itself as “a broad and diverse group of activists in a democratic society,” and its work is inspired by Jewish traditions for peace, social justice, and human rights to support Israeli and Palestinian aspirations for security and self-determination.
It says it “seeks to end the Israeli occupation.” For the West Bank And the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem,” at a time when critics of the organization believe that it is working to undermine popular support for Israel. Among the members of the organization’s advisory board is the famous thinker Noam Chomsky.
- Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)
It is an anti-Zionist activist organization with branches throughout the United States and Canada, which has expressed its support for the resistance against Israel. It leads calls to stigmatize Zionists and ban them from public places. It is a transnational and independent grassroots movement of Palestinian youth in exile around the world.
The movement includes many different political, cultural and social backgrounds, and seeks to revive the tradition of pluralistic commitment to the Palestinian cause to ensure a better future, characterized by freedom and justice at the social and political level, for young people and subsequent generations.
- American Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
It is an anti-Israel Palestinian community organization group founded in 2006, to revitalize grassroots organizing in the Palestinian community as part of the broader Palestinian nation in exile and homeland.
In August 2008, she launched her work by organizing the first Palestinian popular conference in the United States in more than a decade, attracting 1,200 participants from communities across America to unite the Palestinian voice and assert the right of Palestinians in the diaspora (exile) to participate fully in the struggle from For the sake of liberating the homeland.
The network demands the right to self-determination and freedom for the Palestinian people in an independent, liberated state with its capital JerusalemAnd the right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and original lands from which they were displaced in historic Palestine in 1947-1948 during the Nakba and again in 1967, and the right to resistance against the Zionist occupation and the recovery of all occupied Palestinian and Arab lands.
- American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
It is an activist, anti-Israel and anti-Zionist non-profit organization based in Chicago. Its leaders promoted resistance against Israel and exposed the practices of the occupation authorities. It is headed by Hatem Bazian, and its CEO is Osama Abu Irshaid.
Founded in 2005 at the University of California, it has seven chapters across the United States. It aims to “support American public opinion and the media on issues related to Palestine and its rich cultural and historical heritage.”
The organization holds conferences and training sessions to build coalitions and support the legislative agenda supporting Palestinian rights, such as hosting the annual Palestinian Advocacy Days in Congress, which provides workshops and encourages attendees to meet with members of the US Congress. It works with a number of pro-Palestinian Jewish organizations to promote solidarity campaigns with Palestinian rights.
- During our lifetime, United for Palestine “WOL”
This coalition includes During Our Lives and United for Palestine, a New York-based anti-Israel organization led by Nisreen Kiswani that routinely expresses support for the resistance against Israel.
The organization calls for upholding the right of return for all Palestinian refugees to their homeland in all of historic Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. And anti-Zionism, which it sees as a white supremacist, settler-colonial ideology based on genocide and dispossession of the Palestinian people. It upholds the right to resist and engage in all forms of struggle in pursuit of freedom.
- IF NOT NOW
It is one of several Jewish groups that helped organize anti-Israel marches in the days following the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. It focuses on highlighting the right of Palestinians to resist and the human rights violations committed by Israel in Gaza, and presses for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
It is a gathering of American Jews demanding an end to American support for the Israeli apartheid regime and equality, justice, and a prosperous future for all Palestinians and Israelis.
Their criticism of the Israeli government was strong, in addition, describing it as a “violent, bloodthirsty regime” and repeating that Israel was committing genocide in Gaza. Its activists held or participated in sit-ins in front of the offices of political leaders, including the Vice President Kamala Harris.
They were one of the participants in organizing the anti-Israel march on October 18 in Washington, where hundreds of demonstrators were arrested after entering the Capitol building.
The group was founded in 2014 by young American Jews who were angered by what they saw as Israel’s disproportionate response to Hamas attacks in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.
The group’s primary focus has been on Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, which they view as morally indefensible. They continue to view the American Jewish establishment and pro-Israel groups as supporting or complicit in perpetuating the occupation.