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NEWS BRIEFS

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: Dec. 4

Environmental Services continues to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

'Santaland' on Display at Oregon Historical Society

New exhibit features Santa’s throne, Rudolph, and elves from original Meier and Frank’s Santaland ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

Top 10 Holiday Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

Dr. Jasmine Streeter explains why pampering pets with holiday treats can be dangerous (and pricey) ...

Why We Need More Black Men in Early Childhood Education

Royston Maxwell Lyttle discusses the importance of Black male teachers in early childhood education for the NNPA ESSA Media Campaign ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Bill Fletcher
African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

PHOTO: NNPA columnist Bill Fletcher is among 50 Black scholars and activists who came together to form African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa. The group also includes Cornel West and Felicia Eaves. Contact them at billfletcherjr@gmail.com  felicia.eaves@gmail.com 

Statement about the Crisis in Gaza 

The African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa (AAJMENA) urges President Obama to intercede to end the slaughter of innocent Palestinians in Gaza.  Israel's practice of collective punishment and its detestable killing of large numbers of Palestinian children and entire families is simply unacceptable by any standards of international law and morality.  AAJMENA stands united in condemning the collective killing of hundreds of Palestinians who are besieged and confined, unable to take refuge from Israel's military aircraft, tanks, bombs and naval shelling.

AAJMENA deplores the aggression being carried out by the Israel Defense Force.  The people of the United States can no longer stand by as the government of the United States continues to both justify and fund Israel's war of aggression, its seven year siege of Gaza, and its multiple decades long illegal occupation of Palestine.  The silence of the people of the United States in the face of this horror implicates the United States in Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people.

We of AAJMENA urge President Obama to make every effort possible to end the Israeli administered, and U.S. sanctioned, siege of Gaza.  Israel must agree to an immediate cease fire and start negotiating in good faith for the end of its illegal occupation and settlements policy

Only through a just peace agreement that recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to national self-determination will the predictable cycle of violence end; a violent cycle which is the outcome of Israel's long-standing, illegal occupation--and Gaza blockade--that we, the tax payers of the United States have sanctioned and funded.

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