Emgage has always supported the human rights and freedom of the Palestinian people and we actively support initiatives aimed at protecting and uplifting Palestinians who continue to endure unimaginable suffering and hardship.
As a matter of principle, we oppose the continued occupation of Palestinian lands and Israeli settlement activities that displace them from their homes and heritage. We support the right to boycott, divest, and sanction, as well as the Right of Return of Palestinians — or providing those displaced and their descendants with fair compensation, should they accept it. Emgage also opposes Israeli force and coercion against Palestinians, rather than diplomacy and negotiations. We strongly support a peaceful and negotiated settlement to this issue.
In this regard, Emgage also opposes President Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize Israeli annexation of occupied Syrian Golan Heights. And we strongly opposed his heartless decision to cut-off aid to UNRWA and effectively punish Palestinian children living in refugee camps.
Although Emgage is focused on a broad array of domestic and foreign policy issues, we frequently engage in support of human rights initiatives affecting Palestinians who continue to endure unimaginable suffering and hardship because of their continued occupation. In fact, we ask every candidate seeking the endorsement of Emgage PAC to answer questions related to Palestine, settlements, and the right to boycott. This is a key part of our endorsement process.
As always, we are committed to standing up for the diverse community of Muslim Americans across America in political and civic engagement. This work is particularly important as we embark on the 2020 presidential elections and we seek to turn out an unprecedented number of Muslim American voters through our “Million Muslim Votes” campaign. To this end, we are continuing to work with the Biden campaign to develop their platform for Muslim Americans on both domestic and foreign policy issues, which absolutely includes the plight of the Palestinian people.