The Chicago Tribune quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer’s in response to media reports that USCPR has been included on a blacklist of 20 Palestinian rights organizations whose leadership will be banned from entering Palestine/Israel.

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, said in a statement that the ban was a “badge of honor.”

“When Israel, which aims to portray itself to the world as liberal and democratic, blacklists activists dedicated to nonviolent organizing and dissent, it only further exposes itself as a fraud.”

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