Thursday, April 28, 2016

Two Human Rights Defenders From Occupied Palestine Navigate the Politics of Capitol Hill | Alternet

Two Human Rights Defenders From Occupied Palestine Navigate the Politics of Capitol Hill | AlternetThis month, two front line human rights defenders in occupied Palestine, Palestine Center for Human Rights (PCHR) founder Raji Sourani and Al Haq founder Shawan Jabarin, embarked on a speaking tour in New York City and Washington DC. Following their appearance at Columbia University, where they spoke at an event organized by the Center for Constitutional Rights, I met Sourani and Jabarin at a private event in Washington DC. The two had come to town for a series of meetings in Congress, including with one of the most knowledgable foreign policy staffers.