American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) recently organized an important webinar dedicated to “The U.S.-Israel Special Relationship: A Strategic & Moral Liability.” This webinar was part of the ongoing “Palestine in Session” series. Focused on exploring the negative impact of the U.S.-Israel special relationship, primarily within the United States. The event delved into the historical context. Israel’s apartheid regime was sustained by U.S. support through economic, political, military, and diplomatic means for several decades.
The webinar addressed some pressing questions, including how U.S. aid to Israel affects everyday Americans. As well as how the “special relationship” influences U.S. national interests. The implications of Israeli policy on the United States were thoroughly examined. Given the backdrop of the Palestinians enduring 75 years of Al-Nakba or “Catastrophe.”
AMP Webinar on U.S.-Israel Special Relationship Highlights
One of the key highlights of the webinar was the revelation that Israel receives a substantial amount of money. A total of 3.8 billion dollars annually from U.S. tax dollars. However, contrary to supporting shared values like democracy and the rule of law. This funding has been employed to perpetuate Israeli oppression against the Palestinians. Consequently, the strategic and moral liability of the U.S.-Israel relationship became evident. Particularly as Americans faced struggles on their home front.
The webinar aimed to raise awareness among the audience about the ramifications of this “special relationship.” Extended beyond the Middle East conflict, significantly impacting both Palestinians and Americans. By shedding light on the intricacies of the U.S.-Israel relationship. American Muslims for Palestine sought to foster understanding and informed perspectives.
On Thursday, July 20th, at 2:00 PM EST, a distinguished panel of experts convened for a live discussion on Facebook and YouTube. This event was moderated by Tarek Khalil, a prominent attorney and activist from the AMP Chicago Chapter. The webinar featured esteemed guests:
Lara Friedman, Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) President. It provides insights into the complexities of the U.S.-Israel special relationship.
Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director of Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN). Offers valuable perspectives on the impact of Israeli policy in the region.
Yousef Munayyer, Head of the Palestine/Israel Program and Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington D.C.. Provides deep insights into the historical context and implications of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
The discussion was insightful and enriched the audience’s understanding of the topic. The experts, including Tarek Khalil, shed light on the complex dynamics and consequences of the U.S.-Israel special relationship. Making the webinar a valuable resource for those seeking a nuanced perspective.
American Muslims for Palestine Advocacy for Peace and Justice
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) urged participants to actively share the webinar on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, inviting their friends and family to tune in. The organization expressed gratitude to all attendees, recognizing the significance of their involvement in promoting dialogue and understanding.
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) remains committed to providing platforms for constructive conversations and facilitating discussions on critical issues as part of their ongoing efforts. By encouraging open dialogue and informed decision-making, AMP endeavors to contribute to pursuing peace, justice, and human rights for all in the region.
The webinar on the U.S.-Israel special relationship conducted by American Muslims for Palestine marked an essential step in raising awareness about the consequences of this enduring alliance. By shedding light on the impact on Palestinians and Americans alike, AMP contributed to fostering a better understanding of this complex issue.
Tarek Khalil – Education Coordinator at American Muslims for Palestine
Tarek Khalil is a part of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), where he’s on the board in Chicago and helps educate people. He gives speeches about essential things like the history of Palestine, politics in the Middle East, and the rights of Palestinians under international law. Tarek Khalil is a lawyer, teacher, and someone who stands up for his beliefs. Tarek Khalil has been impacting for a while, working with the Illinois Coalition Against Torture (ICAT) to stop police torture and raise awareness about suffering worldwide. He also volunteered with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), a big group that helps Muslims with their rights and voices their concerns.
With a profound sense of purpose, Tarek Khalil is an inspiring figure, reminding us that we can all contribute to a more just and fair world with dedication, knowledge, and empathy. His tireless efforts serve as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to take action and make a difference in the lives of those in need.
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